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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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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Book exploring small farm dream

Calling All Farm Explorers!

Have you always had a dream of owning a farm but aren't sure how it will fit in with your lifestyle or finances? Join us for this four part series as we use a workbook, peer discussions and at-home worksheets to decide if farming can be profitable.

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Produce Food Safety Training - March 2019

Join us for a two-day intensive training for those currently growing fresh produce & want to learn more about implementing food safety protocols. The Produce Safety Alliance offers research-based info on evaluation of potential food safety risks.

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Develop a Business Plan for Your Farm

Join us on Saturday afternoons in March as we work through the various sections of a business plan! Our last session is dedicated to presentations by attendees on their plan/concept for feedback by their peers & stakeholders.

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Contact

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

Last updated December 7, 2018