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 the Agricultural Districts program. In January 2019 the Broome County Legislature 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.
Broome County Agricultural District Update:
In 2022 Broome County was approved to consolidate their Agricultural District program into a single agricultural district. This review process occurs every 8 years. The purpose is to ensure that those parcels currently enrolled in the Agricultural District program meet the guidelines for participation. This allows for parcels which are no longer in agricultural use to be taken out of the district.
Open Enrollment Process
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 .
Ag & Farmland Protection Plan Broome County (updated 2019)
Broome County Geographic Information Systems, includes Agricultural District maps – http://broomegis.co.broome.ny.us/website/gisweb/portal.htm
Last updated June 29, 2022