Cheryl Thayer

Cheryl Thayer is an Agricultural Economic Development Specialist with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest New York Team.  Her work aims to increase investment and jobs in agricultural and food systems to enhance the viability of farms through expansion, value-added production, diversification, and distribution of locally produced farm goods.  Through a coordinated effort, Cheryl partners with economic development organizations, government entities, Cornell faculty, and agricultural producers to develop programs designed to strengthen the regional food system, both in direct-to-consumer and wholesale markets.  Cheryl earned her Bachelors from Penn State, and her Masters of Public Administration from Cornell University, where she concentrated her studies in environmental policy.

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