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.

2020 panels and their respective chairs were:

  • Apples, Jill McKenzie
  • Dairy, Rob Noble
  • Direct Market, Chris Kelder
  • Field Crops, Rob Noble
  • Fruit, Mike Jordan
  • Green Industry and CEA, Dave Ryan
  • Hops/Brewing, Dave Grusenmeyer
  • Hemp, Mary Jeanne Packer
  • Livestock, Pauline Drexler
  • Vegetables, Brian Reeves

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

2021 FVI Review Schedule

  • Review cycle opens, November 16, 2021
  • Review period closes, January 9, 2022
  • Compiled input sent to panels, January 10-12, 2022
  • Conference calls held, January 19-25
  • Review panel rankings and input compiled for board review, January 25- February 2, 2022
  • Board meeting, funding decisions made, February 10, 2022
  • Projects may begin March 1, 2022!