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When the many local farm businesses and supporting services are added together, agriculture is Niagara’s #1 industry. On our site you will find information or staff specialists who can help you with starting small farm businesses, production problem solving, business management, marketing of your products and a host of other topics. CCE-Niagara offers resources for farmers, and consumers, to help strengthen our local and regional food systems.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Niagara County is accepting proposals for inclusion of parcels in The Niagara County Agricultural District. A map of the current Agricultural District in Niagara County is available online at Select GIS/Digital Maps. A staff member at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County can assist you with this, by appointment only. New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Law, Article AA, 303-b(1) requires an annual thirty (30) day period within which a land owner may submit a request for inclusion of land which is predominantly viable agricultural land within a certified agricultural district prior to the county established 8-year review period. Municipalities and landowners may propose an inclusion in the district between the dates of June 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023. Questions about inclusion may be directed to Amanda Henning, Cornell Cooperative Extension at 716-433-8839 or

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Niagara Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan
Adopted Plan

Last updated May 30, 2023