Yogurt culture grows in CNY; Lysander plant expected to bring in 120 new jobs

The yogurt culture continues to grow in Central New York, and may bring as many as 120 new jobs to Onondaga County.

A company that specializes in making fruit preparations for dairy products, including yogurt, is setting up shop in Lysander.

Agrana Fruit US is expected to break ground on the $50 million plant in the Radisson Corporate Park -- not far from the Anheuser Busch In-Bev company -- next month.

Agrana is based in Ohio; it has three other plants in the midwest.

The Lysander plant will be Agrana's first in the northeast, and the 30th yogurt production plant in New York state.

A $600,000 grant and $2 million in tax credits from New York state is funding the project.