Oneida County Unveils Ag-Friendly Municipal Guide
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. unveiled the “Agriculture-Friendly Oneida County” municipal planning guide, a document that will aid local towns in developing comprehensive plans and policies, establishing agricultural districts, receiving agricultural assessments and setting up land use regulations.
“Agriculture is the biggest industry in Oneida County and farmland protection is vital to its continued success,” Picente said. “Municipalities play a signiﬁcant role in protecting agricultural land and facilitating its usage. This Ag-Friendly municipal planning guide will put our towns in the position to best utilize their assets and we will be here every step of the way to assist them.”
For a copy of Agriculture-Friendly Oneida County CLICK HERE
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 J. Picente Jr. 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 Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan CLICK HERE
Agriculture District Open Enrollment period is January 1st to January 31st.CLICK HERE for an application.
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 July 31, 2019