NEW - Beef Farm of Excellence Award Program

A brand-new recognition award program is being made available to New York beef producers.

Beef Farm of Excellence, is an award program that seeks to recognize elite beef producers and farms across the state, awarding them a "Beef Farm of Excellence" sign and recognition as a premier NY beef farm. Farms can be nominated or can self-apply.

Producers need to fill out the application and submit it to the NYBPA office by August 31st of the current year. Farms will then be judged based on their application as well as "road-side eye appeal" using a scoring system. Judging will take place in September and October of the current year. Awardees will be invited to the NYBPA Annual Conference in Syracuse in January where the signs will be handed out and winners recognized. Award application and score card can be viewed below.

Additionally, this award program is also looking for businesses to sponsor the program, specifically to cover the costs of the farm signs. There are three different sponsorship levels, with varying degrees of business recognition. The sponsor letter, which has the different levels and more details can also be viewed below. For questions, please email Amanda Dackowsky at or Justin Tucker at

Beef Farm of Excellence Award Application

Beef Farm of Excellence Score Card

Beef Farm of Excellence Sponsorship Request Letter