Est. 1991

The Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship

Growing NY Farms and Food Businesses

farms and food businesses served
direct client funding secured
jobs established or sustained
new products brought to market
Two brown cows

I’ve enjoyed meeting and working with the staff so far. Very knowledgeable group of key people!

- Livestock farm, Otsego county

Assorted root vegetables

[CADE staff] are a pleasure to work with!

- Vegetable Farm, Oneida county

Organic pears

Every CADE service we’ve used has been helpful in planning our business.

- Orchard, Erie county

A dog chases and herds small group of sheep

Thank you for all that you do. I am convinced that CADE is the reason that we still exist as a farm business.

- Livestock Farm, Madison county

Closeup of brussels sprouts plant

We have worked with lots of farming non-profits and organizations over the years and I am just so impressed by how functional, knowledgeable and helpful you all are at CADE. Truly, thanks so much for all you do.

- Organic Produce Farm, Schuyler county

Closeup of parsnip root being harvested from ground

We have worked with many ag support groups over 11 seasons farming… CADE really gets things done.

- Organic Produce Farm, Schuyler county

A red apple hangs from tree branch

I have very greatly benefited from the support of CADE staff throughout the courses that CADE has offered. I appreciate their perspective and encouragement.

- Orchard, Rensselaer county

A large wicker basket full of eggs

They’re doing amazing work… CADE has been very helpful in turning a vision into reality.

- Livestock Farm, Kings county

Established in 1991, CADE envisions a vibrant, regenerative, and equitable food system in which locally owned agricultural businesses thrive and communities are nourished by healthy, sustainably produced food.

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase the number and diversity of viable farm enterprises and related businesses across the supply chain in New York through technical assistance, education, mentoring, network-weaving, partnerships, advocacy, and research.

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Vision 2050

A New York State Vision for a Profitable, Regenerative, Equitable & Healthy Food System Future by 2050.

Learn more about CADE’s work with local farms.