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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Last updated April 14, 2017