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GROW-NY Youth Competition Winners Announced

Seven youth participants from across NYS presented their innovative business pitches to a panel of judges

Day Two Youth Pitch Presenters. (Courtesy Photo)
Day Two Youth Pitch Presenters. (Courtesy Photo)

ALBANY — Cornell Cooperative Extension, New York Agriculture in the Classroom, and New York State 4-H hosted the second annual Youth Pitch Competition during this year’s Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Business Competition. Seven youth participants from across NYS presented their innovative business pitches to a panel of judges for a chance to win a $2,000 prize to invest in their enterprise. Selected based on a competitive proposal process, the next generation of business developers, agriculture, food, and technology leaders engaged in this unique program. Faith Baker of Cincinnatus, NY was named as this year’s winner for her creative idea of leasing her herd of Kunekunes, a small breed of domestic pig from New Zealand, to solar farms helping to clean up unruly grass and weeds around its solar panels for a more sustainable option to traditional methods.






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