Dec 31, 2020
HVADC Program: The Farm and Food Funding Accelerator
Since 2016, the Farm and Food Funding Accelerator (FFFA) program has been one of the signature programs offered by the Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation.
Dec 15, 2020
HVADC Partner: Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County has been working its tail off for years on behalf of their local farmers and agricultural community.
Dec 1, 2020
HVADC Client Spotlight: Arrowood Farms Brewery and Distillery
Arrowood Farms Brewery and Distillery in Accord, the first recipient of funds through the HVADC Agricultural Loan Fund, grew fast from its early days as a hop farm in 2013.
Nov 30, 2020
HVADC on the Road
The Cultivator’s “On the Road” column has been on hiatus for a bit while the physical comings and goings of HVADC’s staff has been understandably limited due to the COVID -19 pandemic.
Nov 15, 2020
HVADC Partner: Steve Hadcock and CCE Capital Region
Since its inception the Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) has had the pleasure of working closely with the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) offices in many counties.
Oct 31, 2020
HVADC Program: Hudson Valley Bounty Grows Reach to Albany County
Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation is pleased to announce that its Hudson Valley Bounty program will now be covering and servicing Albany County.
Oct 15, 2020
HVADC Client Spotlight: Otter Creek Farm and Graceful Acres Farmstay
Farm stays have become a new, albeit, unconventional growth opportunity for a number of farms up and down the Hudson Valley region.
Oct 1, 2020
HVADC Program: A Busy September for FeedHV
September is harvest time. While that means an abundance of farm fresh food is available, it also means it is the time when the most excess product gets left behind and wasted, all while too many in the region still go hungry.
Sep 30, 2020
Meet the People of HVADC: Board Member Eric Ooms
Eric Ooms brings a valuable perspective to the organization through his hands on experience working his family’s multi-generational dairy farm in the Valatie village of Kinderhook,
Sep 15, 2020
HVADC Involvement: South Dominion Vineyard
Though South Dominion Vineyard in Cambridge New York only started planting grapes in 2016, the bucolic young vineyard is already branching out.
Aug 31, 2020
HVADC Involvement: The Hudson Valley Food Systems Coalition
The Hudson Valley Food Systems Coalition (HVFSC) is a forward-thinking initiative bringing together professionals from across every sector of the Hudson Valley’s food system to share ideas, identify issues and build solutions.
Jul 15, 2020
Third FFFA Peer Graduation
On June 17, The Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) held their graduating Pitch Presentation event for its third class of the Farm and Food Funding Accelerator (FFFA) program.
Jul 1, 2020
FFFA Peer Spotlight: Ardith Mae Farmstead Goat Cheese
“I grew up in the suburbs of southern California and wasn’t around farming,” said Shereen Alinaghian, owner of Ardith Mae Farmstead Goat Cheese and a recent HVADC Farm and Food Funding Accelerator program (FFFA) graduate.
Jun 22, 2020
Farmers in Their Own Words: COVID-19's Impact
COVID-19 has changed the way every farmer does business, but each farm faces unique challenges, and many been coming up with unique solutions to meet the challenges of the pandemic.