Agriculture

The agricultural industry is a vital driver of Steuben County’s economy and defines its rural landscape and character. With the most farming acreage of any New York State county and ranking as one of the most profitable in farm sales, Steuben County is in a position to continue to shape a positive and vibrant agricultural economy while protecting its existing farms and welcoming the next generation of farmers.

Steuben County Agricultural & Farmland Protection Plan

Encouraging further development of agriculture and farmland as part of the NYS Legislature’s constitutional mandate to provide for the protection of agricultural lands

Right-To-Farm Law of Steuben County

A Local Law establishing the right to lawfully engage in agricultural practices within Steuben County.

Agricultural Districts FAQ 

Agricultural District 303b Addition Request Form

Interactive (GIS) Agricultural Districts Map
Agricultural Districts
NYS Certified

Agricultural Districts Map
(https://scnygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/...)

Steuben County Agricultural Districts Review Schedule
Review Schedule for Steuben County Agricultural
Districts
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets New York State Department Of
Agriculture and Markets
(www.agriculture.ny.gov/)
Cornell Cooperative Extension Local Farm Products Guide Cornell Cooperative Extension
Local Farm Products Guide
(putknowledgetowork.org/agriculture/steuben-farm-product-guide)
American Farmland Trust

Protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.
(www.farmland.org/)

  Taken every 5 years, the Ag Census looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures.(www.agcensus.usda.gov)
 
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