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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Last updated October 6, 2018