Officials will gather at 9 a.m. March 12 to announce plans for the Southern Tier Agricultural Economic Development Initiative.
The $30 million plan is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed 2015-16 state budget. The new initiative will help farmers and agribusinesses in the region grow, create jobs and opportunities in the region.
Attending the event will be state Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball, Broome County Executive Debra A. Preston and Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County Victoria Giarrantano.
The event will be at the Cooperative Extension office on Upper Front Street, Binghamton.