Municipal Training

Agricultural Waste: Role of Farm and Municipality 
This session will give an overview of agricultural waste in terms of amount and types that are generated in Broome County. It also discusses the farm role and the municipal role in regulation and disposal. Speaker: Ms. Jean Bonhotal, Director Cornell Waste Management Institute

Agricultural Property Assessments and Other Rural Landowner Programs
This session will give an overview of the Agricultural Property Assessment Program, 480A Forest Tax Program and some of the many other rural landowner programs available to municipalities to encourage agriculture.
Speakers: Mr. David Hamlin, Director Broome County Real Property Tax Services; Mr. Kevin Mathers, Extension Educator Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County; Mr. Jim Grace, Consultant, NYFarmNet

Rural Code Enforcement and Property Assessment
Code enforcement and property assessment can cause tension between municipalities and farmers. Speakers will discuss their experiences in several Broome County municipalities and explain how municipalities can use code enforcement and property assessment to encourage agricultural growth. Speakers will also discuss related NYS programs.
Speakers: Mr. Daniel Napierala, Code Officer, Maine; Mr. Ron Keibel, Retired Chenango Assessor

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County 840 Upper Front Street Binghamton, NY 13905
Enter Front Door or Back Door Parking is available onsite.

Sponsored by: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County Co-Sponsored by: Broome County Department of Planning and Economic Development Elaine Miller, Commissioner

Register online here.


Laura Biasillo
Agricultural Economic Development Specialist
(607) 584-5007

Last updated September 16, 2014