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.
The Regional Navigator program focuses on creating connections between landowners & landseekers to keep agricultural land in production. Click here to learn more.
March 16th-20th is Ag Literacy Week! Staff and volunteers will be reading Right This Very Minute to classrooms throughout Broome, Tioga & Chenango counties.
Last updated March 9, 2020