Donna Lupardo, NYS Assemblywoman.
Dr. Jan Nyrop, Professor of Entomology at Cornell University.
The Southern Tier was awarded $500 Million for the New York Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI). The URI is part of an overall program aimed at systematically revitalizing the economy of Upstate New York. Modeled after the success of the Buffalo Billion Initiative, the URI is an opportunity for the communities of upstate New York to address the economic challenges of their regions and work together in bringing jobs back upstate.
This month SUNY BEST will be focusing on the transformation in the Food and Agriculture industry. The Southern Tier will be a world-recognized leader in agriculture technology and serve as a key food supplier for the East Coast of the United States. A strategic mix of projects will transform and grow agriculture and food production, processing and distribution across the region, while also strengthening links to growing tourism and manufacturing industries.
Binghamton University, Downtown Center, Binghamton, New York.
- Per Stromhaug called the meeting to order and welcomed all attendees to the first SUNY BEST presentation of 2016. He thanked assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Dr. Jan Nyrop of Cornell University for attending. Per thanked Tom Kowalik for all of his work with SUNY BEST. He introduced the Laura Holmes as taking over for Tom Kawalik and the SUNY BEST program.
- Speaker, Donna Lupardo, NYS Assemblywoman.
- Speaker Dr. Jan Nyrop, Professor of Entomology at Cornell University.
- Extended Q&A session followed among attendees.
The next meeting will take place on February 4, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Binghamton University, Downtown Center, Binghamton, New York.