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.
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If you're considering launching a small farm enterprise, but not sure where to start, this 4-session series in Feb 2023 will give you the tools to start making choices.
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.
Join CCE Broome on Jan 26th at 6:30pm for a webinar presentation on Agricultural Exemptions for NYS Farmers along with other tax abatement and incentive programs.
Last updated January 25, 2023