Sectors: Agriculture/Food Production, Distribution

Sue Abers is a co-owner of Abers Acres in Kennedy, NY. Abers Acres is an organic fruit and vegetable farm, spanning across 100 acres. Abers Acres sells their products through a number of channels, including, farmers markets, grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and through their own farm stand. She would like to see the Council encourage the continuation of farming. She notes that the expense of farming is a barrier for new farmers and may prevent them from being successful even if they are enthusiastic about agriculture. Sue has an interest in agriculture education, getting younger generation involved in agriculture. She also recognizes the need to improve transportation and distribution between producers and vendors.