Agriculture Commissioner Holds Farm Bill Listening Session in Central New York

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball, along with partners from fellow state agencies, the legislature, and New York Farm Bureau, will visit the New York State Fairgrounds in Onondaga County to conduct the next in a series of listening sessions to engage with and hear from constituents about the importance of the 2023 Farm Bill to New York State. Participants will have three minutes to speak during the session as time allows and are invited to RSVP for the session or submit written comments at

New York State’s series of Farm Bill Listening Sessions will inform the State’s federal priorities for funding and policy changes in a number of critical areas, including agriculture, nutrition, and the environment. Additional dates and locations for listening sessions can be found at and more information will be announced soon.

Wednesday August 3, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The NYS Fairgrounds
Art & Home Center
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, New York                     

Participants should enter the Fairgrounds at Gate 2.

**Visit beginning at 1 pm on August 3 to view a livestream of the event.

Scheduled to be in attendance: Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball; Linda Whalen, Director, Family & Community Health Team, NYS Department of Health Christina Hudson-Kohler, Farm Bureau and State elected officials