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These are the people of Long Island's agricultural community. They live here. They work here. They play here. 

Carl Gabrielsen, Gabrielsen's Greenhouses

Vincent Sasso, Delea Sod Farm

In response to why he farms vegetables on 40 acres in Northport.... 


Pete Meyer, Meyer's Plant & Produce Farm

Rosemarie Andrews, Andrews Family Farm

Bob Nolan, Deer Run Farm

Michael Ossinski

Joseph M. Gergela III

Joe Gergela has been lobbying for the local agricultural community at the local, state and federal levels for over 25 years as executive director of the Long Island Farm Bureau. A third-generation farmer, he grew up working on his family’s 200-acre farm in Long Island.


Karen Rivara

Karen Rivara's Aeros Cultured Oyster Company in Southold leases and farms oysters in the Peconic Bay to provide the tri-state area with fresh local oysters. When she's not on her farm, you’ll find her in Albany or Washington, DC advocating for the industry as LIFB's President.

Dr. Mark Bridgen

Dr. Mark Bridgen is a professor and director of Cornell University Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center in Riverhead. His organization's research helps farmers on Long Island succeed in their industry while minimizing environmental impact. They are one of the many organizations working to ensure the LI farming industry has a bright future.



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