Hartwick College received over $83,000 for its Center for Craft Food and Beverage in Otsego County. U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding was allocated by the Appalachian Regional Commission and will allow Hartwick College to develop a new Malting Barley Quality Laboratory.

The Appalachian Regional Commission is a partnership between the federal government and 12 state governments focusing on investment in the Appalachian region.