Jerry Cosgrove Supports Many Other Sides of Agriculture

Jerry CosgroveJerry Cosgrove is an agricultural professional who is employed currently at the New World Foundation. At a young age Cosgrove formed a love for agriculture. As it stands, his fourth-generation farm that he grew up on in Clinton N.Y. still is standing and is run by Mike, his brother. Cosgrove still has ties to the property, and the Holstein business in general through the farm and through business. He just no longer considers himself any type of competitor. He simply believes that the Holstein organization is a great way for people in the business to meet each other and promote their businesses.

Jerry Cosgrove and His Passion for Agriculture

Besides the Holstein business, Cosgrove has other cares that he advocates for with his position. One of these is the Hunts Point Controversy. As it stands, Cosgrove would like the city of New York to keep it’s Hunts Point wholesale product market in New York. He would also like the people employed there, which is almost 3000, to keep their jobs. He feels this is important for the Bronx community. Some officials want the market move to New Jersey. The market has been in New York for over 45 years. Jerry Cosgrove feels the fight is between “Foodies” and “Non-Foodies involves all tax payers and the partnership between distributors and wholesale farmers should continue as it has for years now.

Another Point of Advocacy for Cosgrove is the Farm Business

Cosgrove says he knows that it can be a struggle to start a farm. After all, he has lived it firsthand. According to statistics the average farmer is 57, but for every minute that passes the United States loses 2 acres of farmland. It is thought that minus farmers and their land, the economy would completely be at a loss and shut down. This would mean that anything and everything Americans wanted to eat would have to come from other countries. Prices would go up considerably and the life of farmers would no longer exist.

For Cosgrove, this is not an option that he wants to see happen. He continues to push for new farmers to join organizations such as the Greenhorns and the Young Farmers Coalition to help support policies and education of farmers.

Other Causes Jerry Cosgrove Supports

The New World Foundation:

At this time, Jerry Cosgrove is the Associate Director for the New World Foundation’s Local Economy Project. Jerry Cosgrove also works to find new ways to come up with a food system that is sustainable over the long term. Other work that Jerry Cosgrove participates in consists of research and education for farmers, researching land options for farmers, and beginning a training and marketing program for farmers.

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