NYFVI Review Panels

NYFVI is fortunate to have so many farmers willing to volunteer their time to evaluate and discuss proposals every year. Farmers are organized into review panels by commodity areas, and additional panels are formed when proposals on new topics are submitted.

2019 panels and their respective chairs were:

  • Apples, Jill McKenzie
  • Dairy, Rob Noble
  • Dairy Goats, Rob Noble
  • Direct Market, Chris Kelder
  • Field Crops, Amos Smith
  • Fruit, Mike Jordan
  • Green Industry, Peter Ferrante and Dave Ryan
  • Hops/Brewing, Dave Grusenmeyer
  • Hemp, Dave Grusenmeyer
  • Livestock, Jim Fravil
  • Pollinators, Dave Grusenmeyer
  • Sod, Dave Grusenmeyer
  • Vegetables, Shannon Kyle

If you are a producer and interested in serving on a review panel, please send an email to info@nyfvi.org

Reviewer Resources

For current reviewers, here’s the Link to Online Review System

Scoring Criteria

2020 FVI Review Schedule

  • Review cycle opens, December 20, 2019
  • Review period closes, January 28, 2020
  • Compiled input sent to panels, February 5, 2020
  • Conference calls held, February 10-14, 2020
  • Review panel rankings and input compiled for board review, February 26, 2020
  • Preliminary discussion at NYFVI Board meeting, March 5, 2020
  • Final funding decisions made, April 2, 2020