Board of Directors

Farm Viability has a ten person board of directors. Seven are nominated by Agricultural membership organizations and three are “at-large” members. Terms are three years, and each member may serve two terms. Officers are elected on an annual basis every August.

Rob Noble, Chair
NYFVI Dairy Committee
Noblehurst Farms
Linwood, New York

Peter Ferrante, Vice Chair
at-large member, greenhouse
Walkill View Farms
New Paltz, New York

Jim Fravil, Treasurer
at-large member, livestock
Just Serendipity Farm
Lodi, New York

Mike Jordan, Director
at-large member juice grapes and wine
Old Chautauqua Farm
Portland, New York

Chris Kelder, Director
New York Farm Bureau
Kelder’s Farm
Accord, New York

Shannon Kyle, Director
NYS Vegetable Growers Association
Torrey Farms
Elba, New York

Jill MacKenzie, Director
NYS Horticultural Society
Two of Clubs Orchard
Olcott, New York

Mary Jeanne Packer, Director
Empire State CAO
Battenkill Fibers
Salem, New York

David Ryan, Director
NYS Nursery and Landscape Association
Rare Earth Nursery
Cazenovia, New York

Amos Smith, Director
NY Corn and Soybean Growers Association
Lawnell Farms #2
Piffard, New York