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!
New & Beginning Farmers: Join us March 14th at Water Street Brewing Co to meet, hear from, and network with, agricultural support organizations and enjoy food & drinks.
Join CCE Broome County for a three part series where we explore ways to keep farmland in production and access farmland to start, or expand, your farming operation.
Bring your lunch & join us starting on March 16th as we hear from guest presenters each week on a different aspect of the business plan. Come & ask your questions.
Associate Director of Agriculture
Last updated February 27, 2023