Encouraging Investments to Grow Agriculture
November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County and Broome County Planning for a training focused on how municipalities can encourage investments in agriculture through various tools. Do you know how many and what types of farms exist in your community? Does your municipal have policies which encourage agricultural development? Do you have any agricultural representatives on your municipal boards? During this training we’ll explore these questions and more to better understand the opportunities to invest in, and grow, agriculture in your communities. Agriculture is big business in Broome County (#2 industry), and NYS ( over 7 million acres in production, #3 in maple syrup, #4 in dairy products – just as a few examples). Our guest presenters will be Jeff Kehoe from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, and Dr George Frantz, Associate Professor of the Practice, Cornell University Department of City & Regional Planning.