Who We Are


To enhance the public’s understanding of and appreciation for animal agriculture by fostering a dialogue with consumers, engagement with farmers and cooperation among members of the industry.


To reside amongst a culture of understanding, trust and a positive image about animal agriculture, where consumers recognize the earnest efforts of farmers as they care for their farms, animals, environment and communities.

Core Values

  • \Integrity: NYAAC is committed to following ethical principles that guide the personal and professional actions of this organization.
  • \Care: NYAAC is committed to supporting and promoting the compassion farmers have for animals, employees, food safety, the environment and their communities.
  • \Respect: NYAAC is committed to treating others with courtesy, kindness and respect.
  • \Openness: NYAAC is committed to participating in open and honest two-way communication, acknowledging differences and shared values. We are also committed to possessing a willingness to embrace change or to walk away from an unproductive conversation or situation.
  • \Credibility: NYAAC is committed to being knowledgeable and delivering accurate and transparent information about animal agriculture.
  • \Helpfulness: NYAAC is committed to being a strong and positive voice for and with the animal agriculture community, as well as a resource of factual and timely information and personal connections for consumers.
  • \Resourcefulness: NYAAC is committed to developing effective communication models, and being early adopters of new technologies and approaches to enhance our interaction with others and advance our mission.

Eileen Jensen

Executive Director

Hannah Johnson

Communications Manager

Board of Directors

Partner Organizations

The following agricultural and farmer-led organizations have collaborated resources to form and achieve the goals of NYAAC.

American Dairy Association North East
New York’s dairy promotion organization that is funded by dairy farmer check-off dollars and works to increase demand for domestically produced dairy products.
Cayuga Marketing
A group of progressive dairymen from Central New York who are committed to the thoughtful stewardship of employees, cows, land and community.

Farm Credit East
A nationwide agricultural network providing credit and affiliated services to those in agriculture and related industries in Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey.

New York Farm Bureau
A farmer-driven, grassroots organization that provides valuable economic services and benefits to its members and advocates for reasonable public policies and an improved business climate to allow farms of every size to prosper.

Northeast Dairy Producers Association
A group of forward-looking dairy producers committed to an efficient, profitable, environmentally-conscious and consumer-oriented dairy industry in the Northeast.
A state-funded program that facilitates economic development by increasing the profitability and competitiveness of New York’s dairy industry.