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:
June is National Dairy Month and in Oneida County we mark the celebration with Farm Fest. A local dairy farm opens their doors to host the event to educate students and residents about the importance of agriculture and its vital role to our community. This event is possible through support from local businesses, volunteers, Farm Bureau, Dairy Promotion and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Please check our event calendar for the next time and location. (this event typically is held the Friday AFTER Memorial Day.)
Last updated February 2, 2023