Mixing a $50 million agricultural sector with revitalizing Hudson River cities, Dutchess County is home to many successful farm-based ventures.  Read on to learn more about our agri-business industry. 
Dutchess Plans Agritech and Innovation Mission to Israel

While Dutchess County is already home to top companies like CROWN MAPLE, we strive to increase our number of agri-business startups and foreign companies.  

That's why next week, THINK DUTCHESS will lead a group of leaders from government, tourism and the private sector to Israel - a global leader in fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems. On the trip, we'll meet with Israeli agri-business and tech companies interested in investing in Dutchess and participate in a knowledge exchange on growing our agri-business industry.

Think Dutchess Highlights #DutchCraftBev Trend

Last month, Think Dutchess hosted five national agri-business journalists to discover how Dutchess leads New York's $3.5 billion craft beverage economy. 

Stops on our press trip ranged from farmlands to distillery floors to a visit at New York's first standalone TASTE NY store, located at Todd Hill Rest Stop in Dutchess.  Journalists also learned how  farm-based startups like SHADY KNOLL and DENNING'S POINT DISTILLERY are successfully establishing roots in Dutchess, especially thanks to the CRAFT NEW YORK ACT

Dutchess County Committed to Preserving Farmlands 

Dutchess County is home to many PRESERVED FARMLANDS - a rare offering considering the American Farmland Trust reports that the U.S. loses 40 acres of farmland each hour. 

Production on Dutchess farms range from dairy and cattle to apples and flowers, including leaders like JSK CATTLE, HUDSON VALLEY COLD PRESSED OILS and BATTENFELD FARM. Many farmers also supply nationwide, like MIGLIORELLI FARM, which partners with Blue Apron.


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