The Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) is a thriving notfor-profit
organization whose mission is to increase the number and diversity of
successful farm enterprises and related businesses in the Catskills, Mohawk Valley and
Southern Tier Regions of New York State. Established in 1991, CADE builds a vibrant
food system, in which locally owned agricultural businesses prosper and consumers
have access to healthy sustainably produced food.
CADE delivers programming and resources through a network of agricultural
entrepreneurs and specialists to serve the diverse needs of our farming community.
CADE’s core principles and values include: sustainability, collaboration, inclusion and
CADE works to increase the “Triple Bottom Line” of agricultural development by:
• Increasing profit margins of farm business,
• Promoting sound environmental production practices,
• Engendering positive social outcomes such as job creation, generational farm
transition, and enhanced health benefits.