Officials with New York and local representatives are planning to meet and discuss ways to help bolster county fairs.
According to the Auburn Pub, an announcement was made by the state Department of Agriculture and Markets on Thursday. It explained that stakeholders will now meet twice per year in the spring and fall. Dates will be chosen in January when the state Association of Agricultural Fairs meets.
NYSAAF and others will discuss ways to grow county fairs and increase marketing and promotion. In addition they’ll discuss improving youth and agricultural programs at the fairs across the state.
Others that will be involved in the meeting include managers from county fairs, vendor representatives, and those belonging to agricultural groups with experience.
Discussions will cover how to increase marketing and promotion using existing successful programs like Taste NY and I Love NY and any new programs that could boost county fairs. Capital planning, emergency management, and commissioning an updated economic impact study will also be discussed.
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