Saratoga Partnership to Present Inaugural Saratoga County Agricultural Index


September 19 event at Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa will detail and discuss 
the economic impact of agriculture and agribusiness in Saratoga County

Malta, NY– The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership,Saratoga County, NY’s economic development agency, will highlight the economic impact of the county’s agriculture sector when it releases its inaugural Saratoga County Agricultural Index on Wednesday, September 19 at Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa.

The first-of-its-kind index will assess the economic impact of agriculture and agribusiness in Saratoga County, including its vital connection with economic development. In addition to measuring economic data, such as the value of agricultural products sold and equipment investments, as well as trends regarding employment and revenue, the index will share the results of a survey evaluating the desire for incentives to promote agricultural collaboration, and for marketing and branding campaigns to support local farms.

“We know that the agriculture industry is a critical component of the Saratoga County economy,” said Marty Vanags, President of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership. “We look forward to sharing insight on its depth, breadth and economic impact, and on convening an important discussion on how we can address and support the needs of the agricultural community.”

The presentation of the index will be followed by a panel discussion featuring industry leaders and community stakeholders, including: Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner; Bill Peck of Welcome Stock Farm and Supervisor, Town of Northumberland; Rachel (Czub) McDermott of Whole Feeds of the Hudson Valley and Z-Hub in Moreau; and Jennifer Koval of Koval Brothers Dairy of Stillwater.

The event will be held at Ellms Family Farm, 448 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, and be catered by 9 Miles East Farm. It begins with registration at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the program at noon. Registration is available online at by clicking here.

The Presenting Sponsor is Adirondack Trust Company; the Gold Sponsor is NYSTEC; and Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP is the Silver Sponsor. To register, CLICK HERE or contact Michele Battle at michele.battle@saratogapartnership.org, or call (518) 871-1887. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Shelby Schneider at Shelby.schneider@saratogapartnership.org.