Oneida County encompasses dozens of different soil types; elevations ranging from 370 feet to 1,945 feet above sea level; and includes both significant urban/suburban areas as well as sparsely populated rural areas. These factors, as well as our relative proximity to the major urban markets of New York and Boston offer a wide range of agricultural opportunities, and some challenges, for Oneida County farms.
New York State's Ag District program helps ensure that farms are protected from negative impacts.
Agriculture is a powerful and diverse economic engine in New York and Oneida County. The latest agricultural statistics are at these links:
Last updated August 17, 2017