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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This six week training is targeted at prospective or exploring farmers, startup farms , and re-strategizing farmers. Trainers will empower farms in decision-making.
The Regional Navigator program focuses on creating connections between landowners & landseekers to keep agricultural land in production. Click here to learn more.
If you're looking for a fresh, local Christmas tree, we have over 20 tree farms in Broome County you can visit! Check out this listing and take your family to a farm!
Last updated December 4, 2020