The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) is a farmer founded and funded organization that strives to enhance the public’s understanding of and appreciation for animal agriculture and modern farm practices.
Our work is critical since farmers make up less than one percent of the population in New York. At the same time, consumers have become further removed from the farm, both geographically and generationally speaking.
This divide presents the agricultural industry an opportunity and a need to educate and inform the public. NYAAC is doing its part by engaging the public in conversations about animal agriculture and empowering farmers to tell their story firsthand. We focus our efforts primarily on dairy farms, as they are the most prominent type of livestock farm in New York State.
NYAAC is committed to being a proactive voice and source of factual, credible information about New York dairy farms and their role in today’s food system. Through this website and the various projects NYAAC is involved with, we hope to strengthen the public’s trust and support for our family farms that contribute to a safe, wholesome, affordable and sustainable food supply.
The following agricultural and farmer-led organizations have collaborated resources to form and achieve the goals of NYAAC.
American Dairy Association & Dairy Council
New York’s dairy promotion organization that is funded by dairy farmer check-off dollars and works to increase demand for domestically produced dairy products.
Cayuga Marketing LLC
A group of progressive dairymen from Central New York who are committed to the thoughtful stewardship of employees, cows, land and community.
New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association (Soybean Checkoff)
A soybean checkoff organization that works to develop and expand soybean markets, sponsor and carry out production research, and educate growers and consumers.
New York Farm Bureau Member Services, Inc.
A farmer-driven, grassroots organization that provides valuable economic services and benefits to its members and advocates for reasonable public policies and an improved business climate to allow farms of every size to prosper.
Northeast Dairy Producers Association
A group of forward-looking dairy producers committed to an efficient, profitable, environmentally-conscious and consumer-oriented dairy industry in the Northeast.
A state-funded program that facilitates economic development by increasing the profitability and competitiveness of New York’s dairy industry.