Our Projects

FINYS is building a robust farm to institution movement to drive institutional purchasing of local food and promote supportive public policies in New York. Here are some of our projects and how you can be involved.

Farm to College

FINYS and the Sustainability Programs of four SUNY campuses led a pilot project to demonstrate that colleges and universities can be profitable market opportunities for New York farmers, and that student-led educational and marketing campaigns can boost demand for more local foods on the menu. 

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Farm to Institution Market Readiness Training

Following training from FINYS, Cooperative Extension educators and agricultural marketing and economic development service providers are offering workshops and assistance to farmers about how to access institutional markets throughout New York State. 

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Policy Work

FINYS strives to create a stronger voice for the farm to institution movement across New York State and facilitate communication among FINYS partners and state leaders on relevant farm to institution policy issues. Sign up to receive updates and action alerts!