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The William H Miner Agricultural Research Institute

Miner Institute's Mission:

Research, Education, Demonstration


Miner Institute conducts practical research on the dairy-crop interface, equine reproduction and management, and environmental conservation. Its research activities combine a global perspective with a regional application.


Miner Institute offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in dairy and field crop science, equine management, and environmental conservation. The Institute provides meetings, workshops, and residential undergraduate and graduate programs in cooperation with a number of regional colleges and universities.


Miner Institute demonstrates the best practices in dairy farming, equine management, and environmental conservation through its dairy, crops, equine, and field and forestry operations and through outreach activities in the region.

Promoting Agriculture & enviromental Stewardship in the Champlain Valley
Promoting Agriculture & Environmental Stewardship in the Champlain Valley 2011-2016 Strategic Plan


We envision a vital agricultural community in northern New York and surrounding regions built on effective use of forage crops and management technologies that optimize animal production and well-being while sustaining the natural environment, particularly in the fragile Champlain Basin.


We highly value the Miner tradition of high quality agricultural programs serving northern New York needs, conducted by a talented and diverse staff in a beautiful historical setting. We especially value applying the latest technological innovations to improve agricultural profitability and sustainability in the tradition of William Miner.


Unlike other agricultural educational institutions, Miner Institute uses its farm, facilities, and staff to conduct fully integrated education, research, and demonstration programs rather than treating them as separate and unequal functions.