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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Schedule F is only the beginning. Live preparation of an actual 2016 farm tax return will show you what goes where and highlight important issues, such as equipment depreciation, self-employment taxes, gasoline/fuel credits, and savings strategies.
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.
Farm Women: Join us Wednesdays in March and April 5th to develop your management and decision-making skills for your farm. Annie’s Project provides education in production, pricing or market, financial, legal, and human and personal risk.
Join us for a 3-week, “Soil to Shelf” workshop series product development and market readiness workshop series designed to get you ready to bring your local products from the soil to the shelf, and includes a networking mixer.
Last updated February 3, 2017