Shepstone Management Company assisted Thomas Point Associates in developing a comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Wyoming County, providing the agricultural expertise. Wyoming County is one of the largest dairy producers in the nation and led New York State in milk production in 1997. It has some of the largest and most modern farms in the East and is also a major corn silage producer.
Shepstone Management Company performed a detailed analysis of the farm economy, offering several major recommendations for enhancing local agricultural industry and continuing Wyoming County’s role as the Northeast’s hightech dairy capitol. A separate study for the Town of Perry regarding the feasibility of pursuing additional dairy processors was conducted in conjunction with The Saratoga Associates. Information from these studies was subsequently shared with readers of the DairyBusiness in a series entitled “Dairy Hot Spots.”