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!
ANNIE'S Project is a risk management program for farm women. Our next remote series will take place in November-December 2021. Stay tuned for more information!
The Regional Navigator program focuses on creating connections between landowners & landseekers to keep agricultural land in production. Click here to learn more.
Are you a veteran in Broome County, or NYS, who is interested in, or currently engaging in agriculture? Click here to find out about programs, resources, & opportunities!
Last updated September 22, 2021