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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Carbon Farming & Biochar

This is one day workshop is being held on provide further education on carbon farming methods, including a focus on biochar (i.e. carbonized organic material). The workshop will review the proposed legislation and its potential impact on farmers.

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Join the 2017 Census of Agriculture

The 2017 Census of Agriculture will start in December. If you are a farm making at least $1000/year then you should be a part of the census! Click on the link so you'll get contacted to answer the census when it's released! Help agriculture count!

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2017 Broome County Farm Trail - May 6th & 7th

The Broome County Farm Trail Spring event is May 6th and 7th! Join the 8 participating farms for tours, tastings, activities and more! See how they grow, raise and promote agriculture in Broome County!

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29th Annual Broome County Farm Bureau Auction

This two day auction (April 28th & 29th): Friday Evening’s Auction Will Consist Of Livestock / Alternative Livestock – Saturday’s Auction Will Include SUPER LARGE Qty. Of: Tractors & Farm Equipment, Nursery Stock, etc.. Come and find what you need!

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Contact

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

Last updated April 14, 2017