Cathy Young to speak in city

Entrepreneurial opportunities in food, beverage and agricultural sectors will be the focus of a discussion, led by Catharine Young of Cornell AgriTech, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk.

A former state senator, Ms. Young is director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture, whose mission is to cultivate innovation, economic growth and job creation in the state’s food and farming sectors, at Cornell University.

The event, in the incubator’s conference room, will also outline food and safety resources, services, partnerships and Grow New York’s food and agricultural business competition for startups. Young will also talk about her role at Cornell AgriTech. She was appointed to her position in April 2019.

Attendees will also be introduced to services and support available at the incubator for food related startups.

The incubator is hosting the event, which is free and open to the public.

To register, go online: https://foodincubatorkickoff.eventbrite.com. The registration link is also on the FTI homepage www.fredonia.edu/incubator.