Agriculture

Broome County’s diverse agricultural and horticulture industry encompasses over one-third of the county land mass with businesses in every town and municipality. Direct sales of local products generate $30.7 million annually which translates into $100 million community dollars as well as direct employment of 900 people and indirect support of community businesses.

Agriculture in the county continues to change with a decrease in traditional dairy farms which is offset by the growth of farms marketing a diverse range of products such as vegetables, fruits, meats, poultry, fiber products, timber products, maple syrup, and other specialty farm items. 

Check out our "Economic Impact of Broome County Agriculture " statement from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. 

Check out our NEW Ag Happenings newsletter!

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2018 Broome County Farm Trail

Our Spring 2018 Open Farm Weekend will be May 5-6 and the Fall Open Farm Weekend is September 29-30, 10am-4pm. Nine farms will open their doors to the public with tours, hands-on activities and more.

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Growing American Ginseng

Join us on Saturday Sept 22nd for a woods walk and discussion led by Bob Beyfuss, NYS Ginseng expert! We'll learn how to conduct a site assessment followed by education on production. Participants will receive the Practical Guide to Growing Ginseng.

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Spring 2018 NY Berry News Released

Do you subscribe to the NY Berry News from Cornell University's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences? If you grow small fruits/berries you should! Check out the great articles this time on pollination and bees!

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Broome County Regional Farmers Market

The Broome County Regional Farmers Market takes place Saturdays from 9am-1pm, Tuesdays from 4pm-7pm (thru Oct), and Sundays 9am-1pm (Nov-April) behind CCE Broome County. 35+ vendors come together each week and offer farm fresh products for purchase.

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Contact

Brian Aukema
Agriculture Team Lead
bja14@cornell.edu
(607) 584-9967

Last updated July 6, 2018