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. 

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The NY Grown & Certified program is NYS's new food branding program

The New York State Grown & Certified program goes beyond other State marketing programs, by addressing consumer concerns about food safety and environmentally stewardship. This marketing advantage is backed up by participation in the AEM program.

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Develop a Farm Business Plan

During this five part series participants will work through the various sections of a business plan for their agricultural venture. You will set goals, research processing alternatives, determine potential markets, and evaluate financing options.

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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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Join us for fun, interactive “maker” stations & learn about STEAM careers

Build a robot, make a fidget spinner out of recycled plastic bottles, listen to plants as they make music, create a flying critter with LED light-up eyes, explore fossils, 3-D printing or discover how to power Broome County’s carousels with the wind!

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Brian Aukema
Agriculture Team Lead
(607) 584-9967

Last updated October 6, 2018