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CADE is a community of agricultural entrepreneurs and specialists working to build a vibrant food system, in which locally owned agricultural businesses thrive and consumers are nourished by healthy sustainably produced food.

Our mission is to increase the number and diversity of successful farm enterprises and related businesses in New York, leaning on the pillars of sustainability, collaboration, inclusion, transparency and innovation to drive our vision for a strong, local food system.

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Check out this video to learn more about CADE's work with local farms.


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CADE provides free farm and food busienss support in two ways: (1) resource sharing and (2) 1:1 technical assistance -- to access these services, please fill out CADE's Client Inquiry form linked at the button above, or found under the "Contact" page.

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In this free course, access all the resources, presentations and curriculum materials you need to develop and strengthen your farm or food business. Whether you’re just starting out, or are a seasoned business in need of a fresh perspective, this course will offer you in-depth explorations of the components of a business plan. 

Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE)

189 Main Street, 5 Fl Mezzanine, Oneonta, NY 13820


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