Agricultural Districts

Cornell Cooperative Extension-Broome County works with farms and community leaders to address agricultural environment and land use issues. These efforts focus on a Farmland Protection Plan and Agricultural Districts.

Broome County Agricultural District Update:

The Broome County Legislature recently adopted an updated Agriculture & Farmland Protection Plan. The goals and objectives outlined in this plan will guide our work for the next five to ten years throughout CCE Broome County and other agricultural service providers. To learn more about the objectives and projects identified in the plan, click here.

There are three Agricultural Districts in Broome County. Open enrollment in the Agricultural Districts is held during the month of December each year. To register your land into an agricultural district, contact our Agricultural Department at (607) 584-5007 or download the “Landowner Request for Inclusion". Here is some more information the Agricultural District Program .

District # 3 includes: Town of Sanford
District # 4 includes: Towns of Binghamton, Chenango, Colesville, Conklin, Fenton, Kirkwood, Maine south of Pollard Hill Road, Union and Windsor
District # 5 includes: Towns of Barker, Chenango, Lisle, Maine north of Pollard Hill Road, Nanticoke and Triangle

Links

Ag & Farmland Protection Plan Broome County
http://www.shepstone.net/broome/broome.html

Broome County Geographic Information Systems, includes Agricultural District maps – http://broomegis.co.broome.ny.us/website/gisweb/portal.htm

Contact

Laura Biasillo
Agricultural Economic Development Specialist
lw257@cornell.edu
(607) 584-5007

Last updated May 13, 2019