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:

Broome County is currently undergoing an update of their Agricultural Farmland Protection Plan in partnership with NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets and EDR, a consulting firm outside of Syracuse. Every ten years a county can apply for matching funds to update their plan. Broome County's was last completed in 2001 so it is time for an update as our agricultural landscape and marketing opportunity have changed. Please visit this page for updates on meeting schedules, opportunities for public input and review of the draft plan prior to submittal to the Broome County Legislature.

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 September 16, 2016