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Women’s Network commits to diversity (access required)

Michelle Wescott

One local women’s professional development group is taking a deep dive into its offerings and adjusting its emphasis to include a renewed focus on diversity and inclusion, beginning with a Jan. 29 program on intersectionality. Rochester Women’s Network—which as one ...

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All female food team from Finger Lakes featured at James Beard House (access required)

The team of chefs and producers who will represent the Finger Lakes at the James Beard House are, from left, Claire Benjamin, Nancy Irelan,  Autumn Stoscheck, Samantha Buyskes, Linnea Shumway, Trish Aser, and Susanne Messmer. Photo supplied.

A septet of female chefs and food-and-beverage producers from the Finger Lakes region will be featured presenters at the esteemed James Beard House in Manhattan in January. The team, headed by Geneva’s Samantha Buyskes, is currently listed on the house’s list of ...

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Young brings rural and legislative know-how to new Center of Excellence (access required)

Catharine Young of Olean is the Executive Diretcor of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food & Agriculture

Catharine Young didn’t change much about her living situation when she became head of the new Center of Excellence in Geneva last March. Young had spent 20 years on the road, commuting between her home in Olean and Albany, where ...

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