The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) is a farmer founded and funded organization whose mission is to enhance the public’s understanding of and appreciation for animal agriculture by fostering a dialogue with consumers, engagement with farmers and cooperation among members of the industry.
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 offering programs and services to aid in conversations with consumers and enhance transparency on farms, allowing the public to be more knowledgable and aware of the truth of modern animal agriculture. 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.
A group of progressive dairymen from Central New York who are committed to the thoughtful stewardship of employees, cows, land and community.
A nationwide agricultural network providing credit and affiliated services to those in agriculture and related industries in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.
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.