In 2016, Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County, with the support of New York's Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Oneida County Planning Department, lead a process of updating Oneida County's Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente named a Farmland Protection Planning Task Force to develop and propose an updated Plan. After a series of public meetings around the county and a public hearing, the Oneida County Board of Legislators adopted the Plan in June 2017.
For a copy of the 2017 Oneida County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan CLICK HERE
The Oneida County Farmland Protection Board is an eleven member board that was established by the Oneida County Legislature. The board advises the legislative body concerning Agriculture District creation, modification, continuation or termination. They review and comment on Notices of Intent, acquisition of an interest in land and/or construction of water/sewer facilities within an agricultural district, assess and approve county Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plans, and can request the commission of Ag & Mkts to review any state agency rules and regulations that effect agricultural activities.
Chair: Brymer Humphreys
Brian Mandryck, County Legislator
John R. Kent, Jr., Planning Commissioner
Kathy Pilbeam, Director of Real Property Tax Service
Roger Crary, Oneida County Soil & Water Representative
Marty Broccoli, CCE AED Specialist
Michael J. Cosgrove
Last updated August 21, 2017