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Local Agricultural District Contact Information and County Agricultural District Map Data

The State Legislature enacted the New York Agricultural Districts law, Article 25-AA of the Agriculture & Markets Law PDF, in 1971 to protect and promote the availability of land for farming purposes. Subsequent amendments have broadened its scope and protections for farmers. The law provides for a locally initiated mechanism at the county level in the creation, modification and approval of Agricultural Districts. Accordingly, counties manage the preliminary stages of creation or modification of an Agricultural District. Thereafter, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets certifies that a district meets the purpose and intent of the Agricultural District Law after the county submits a resolution approving or modifying a district.

Farmers interested in adding land or removing land from a locally approved, state certified Agricultural District should start by contacting their county planning representative. A list of contacts working on Agricultural District reviews is provided below along with an Agricultural District master map-link for each county.

Review of existing Agricultural District reviews are conducted every eight years from the anniversary date of district formation. During this eight year review period (Section 303-a) parcels may be added or removed from the district. In periods between these 8-year review processes, new viable agricultural lands may be added to an existing Agricultural District during the county-designated an annual, open enrollment period (Section 303-b).

The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets partners with the Institute for Resource Information Sciences (IRIS) at Cornell University to actively maintain and update geospatial map data. Cornell University's Geospatial Information Repository (CUGIR) provides open and free access to geospatial data and metadata for New York State, as well as federal agencies with special emphasis on natural features relevant to agriculture, ecology, natural resources, and human-environment interactions. Subjects such as landforms and topography, soils, hydrology, environmental hazards, agricultural activities, wildlife and natural resource management are appropriate for inclusion in the CUGIR catalog. To access the CUGIR library, and to obtain KML, SHP and/or PDF versions of the Agricultural District maps, visit http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/index.jsp.

County Designated 30 Day Open Enrollment Period to Add Land into an Agricultural District per Section 303b of the Agricultural District Law

Agricultural
Districts
Contact Information Designated Open Enrollment Period District Files
Albany County Laura DeGaetano, Senior Natural Resource Planner
Albany County Planning Board
112 State Street - Room 1006
Albany, NY  12207
(518) 447-5670
laura.degaetano@albanycounty.com
February 1 – February 28 Agricultural Districts Map
Allegany County Scott Torrey, Exec. Director
Allegany County SWCD
5390 County Rt. 48, Lot A
Belmont, NY  14813
(585) 268-5840
scott.torrey@alleganyctyswcd.org
October 1 – October 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Broome County Laura Biasillo
CCE of Broome County
Farm-Home & 4-H Center
840 Front Street
Binghamton, NY  13905
(607) 584-5007
lw257@cornell.edu
December 1 – December 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Cattaraugus County Paul R. Bishop, Sr. Planner
Cattaraugus County Dept. of Econ. Dev., Planning & Tourism
303 Court Street
Little Valley, NY  14755
(716) 938-2310
prbishop@cattco.org
January 1 – January 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Cayuga County Kari Terwilliger
Cayuga Co. Dept. of Planning and Economic Development
160 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY  13021
(315) 253-1485
kterwilliger@cayugacounty.us
March 1 – March 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Chautauqua County Pat Gooch, Senior Planner
Chautauqua County Dept. of Planning and Econ. Development
200 Harrison Street
Jamestown, NY  14707
(716) 661-8910
GoochP@co.chautauqua.ny.us
January 2 – January 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Chemung County Jerre Cress, Planner
Chemung County Planning Department
400 East Church St. - PO Box 588
Elmira, NY  14902-0588
(607) 737-5510
jcress@co.chemung.ny.us
November 1 – November 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Chenango County Shane Butler, Planner
Chenango County Planning & Development
County Office Building
5 Court Street
Norwich, NY  13815
(607) 337-1640
shaneb@co.chenango.ny.us
February 1 – March 1 Agricultural Districts Map
Clinton County Rodney Brown, Director
Clinton County Planning Department
County Government Center
137 Margaret Street, Suite 124
Plattsburgh, NY  12901
(518) 565-4711
brownr@col.clinton.ny.us
June 1 – June 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Columbia County Patrice O. Perry, Sr. Planner
Columbia County Planning and Economic Dev. Dept.
401 State Street
Hudson, NY  12534
(518) 828-3375
patrice.perry@columbiacountyny.com
October 1 – October 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Cortland County Daniel S. Dineen, Director
Cortland County Planning Department
37 Church Street
Cortland, NY  13045-5590
(607) 753-5043
ddineen@cortland-co.org
November 1 – November 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Delaware County Kent Manuel
Delaware County Planning Board
PO Box 367
Delhi, NY 13753
(607) 746-2944
kent.manuel@co.delaware.ny.us
April 1 – April 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Dutchess County Eoin Wrafter
Commissioner of Dutchess County
27 High Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-3600
ewrafter@dutchessny.gov
April 15 – May 14 Agricultural Districts Map
Erie County Elias Reden, Planner
Erie County Environment and Planning
95 Franklin Street - Room 1062
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 858-1911
elias.reden@erie.gov
September 1 – September 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Essex County Linda Gilliland
CCE of Essex County
3 Sisco Street, P.O. Box 388
Westport, NY 12993
(518) 962-4810 x-409
llg46@cornell.edu
October 20 – November 19 Agricultural Districts Map
Franklin County Chastity Miller, District Manager
Franklin County SWCD
151 Finney Blvd.
Malone, NY 12953
(518) 483-4061 ext. 5
cmiller@fcswcd.org
June 1 – June 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Fulton County Sean Geraghty
Fulton County Planning Department
Ft. Johnstown Building
1 East Montgomery Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 736-5660
planning@co.fulton.ny.us
March 1 – March 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Genesee County Derik Kane, Sr. Planner
Genesee County Dept. of Planning
3837 West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 344-2580 x-5470
Derik.Kane@co.genesee.ny.us
January 26 – February 24 Agricultural Districts Map
Greene County Steve Hadcock
CCE of Col'm & Greene Counties
479 Route 66
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-3346 ext. 106
seh11@cornell.edu
September 1 – September 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Herkimer County Guy Sassaman
Oneida County Dept. of Planning
Union Station
321 Main Street
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 798-5710
gsassaman@ocgov.net
January 1 – January 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Jefferson County Michael J. Bourcy, Sr. Planner
Jefferson County Dept. of Planning
175 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 785-3144
mbourcy@co.jefferson.ny.us
June 1 – June 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Lewis County Frank Pace, Director
Lewis County Planning Board
Courthouse
7660 State Street
Lowville, NY  13367
(315) 376-5422
fpace@lewiscountyny.org
November 15 – December 14 Agricultural Districts Map
Livingston County Mary Underhill
Livingston County Planning Dept.
6 Court Street, Room 305
Geneseo, NY  14454-1043
(585) 243-7550
munderhill@co.livingston.ny.us
September 1 – September 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Madison County Scott Ingmire, Director
Madison County Planning Department
County Office Bldg., PO Box 606, North Ct. Street
Wampsville, NY  13163
(315) 366-2377
scott.ingmire@madisoncounty.ny.gov
October 1 – October 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Monroe County Robin Finnerty
Monroe Co. Dept. of Planning & Development
8100 City Place, 50 West Main Street
Rochester, NY  14614
(585) 753-2037
rfinnerty@monroecounty.gov
February 27 – March 29 Agricultural Districts Map
Montgomery County Amanda Bearcroft, Sr. Planner/GIS Specialist
Montgomery County Planning & Economic Development
9 Park Street, PO Box 1500
Fonda, NY  12068
(518) 853-8334
abearcroft@montgomery.ny.us
September 1 – September 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Niagara County Cathy Lovejoy Maloney
CCE of Niagara County
Farm and Home Center
4487 Lake Avenue
Lockport, NY  14094
(716) 433-8839 x-234
clm27@cornell.edu
June 1 – June 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Oneida County Guy Sassaman
Oneida County Dept. of Planning
County Office Building
800 Park Avenue
Utica, NY  13501
(315) 798-5710
gsassaman@ocgov.net
January 1 – January 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Onondaga County Donald M. Jordan, Jr., Director
Syracuse/Onondaga County Planning Agency
John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street, 11th Floor
Syracuse, NY  13202
(315) 435-2611
donjordan@ongov.net
January 1 – January 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Ontario County Maria Rudzinski, Senior Planner
Ontario County Planning & Development
20 Ontario Street
Canandaigua, NY  14424
(585) 396-4416
maria.rudzinski@co.ontario.ny.us
November 1 – November 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Orange County Jennifer MacLeod, Planner
Orange County Planning and Economic Dev.
124 Main Street
Goshen, NY  10924
(845) 615-3840
jmacleod@orangecountygov.com
March 1 – March 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Orleans County James Bensley, AICP, Director
Orleans County Planning & Development
14016 Route 31, West
Albion, NY  14016
(585) 589-3189
jbensley@orleansny.com
June 1 – June 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Oswego County David Turner, Director
Oswego County Dept. of Community Development, Tourism and Planning
46 East Bridge Street
Oswego, NY  13126
(315) 349-8292
dturner@oswegocounty.com
January 2 – January 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Otsego County Erik Scrivener, Senior Planner
Otsego County Planning Dept.
Madison Office Building
County Route 33W
Cooperstown, NY  13326
(607) 547-4225
scrivenere@otsegocounty.com
January 1 – January 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Putnam County Lauri Taylor, District Manager
Putnam County SWCD
841 Fair Street
Carmel, NY  10512
(845) 878-7918
lauri.taylor@putnamcountyny.gov
April 5 – May 5 Agricultural Districts Map
Rensselaer County Linda von der Heide, Principal Planner
Rensselaer County Bureau of Economic Development and Planning
1700 - 7th Avenue
Troy, NY  12180
(518) 270-2914
lvonderheide@rensco.com
September 1 – September 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Saratoga County Jaime O'Neill, Planner
Saratoga County Planning Board
50 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY  12020
(518) 884-4705
joneill@saratogacountyny.gov
October 1 – October 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Schenectady County Stephen Feeney
Schenectady County Department of Economic Dev. & Planning
Schaffer Heights
107 Nott Terrace, Suite 303
Schenectady, NY  12308
(518) 386-2225 x-226
steve.feeney@schenectadycounty.com
December 1 – December 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Schoharie County Alicia Terry
Schoharie County Planning & Development Agency
PO Box 396
Schoharie, NY  12157
(518) 295-8770
aliciaterry@co.schoharie.ny.us
January 30 – February 28 Agricultural Districts Map
Schuyler County Kristin Vanhorn, AICP, Director
Schuyler County Planning Dept.
105 Ninth Street, Unit # 39
Watkins Glen, NY  14891
(607) 535-8211
kvanhorn@co.schuyler.ny.us
January 15 – February 15 Agricultural Districts Map
Seneca County Harriet Haynes, Planner
Seneca County Dept. of Planning & Development
1 DiPronio Drive
Waterloo, NY  13165-1681
(315) 539-1730
hhaynes@co.seneca.ny.us
March 1 – March 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Steuben County Amy Dlugos, Planning Director
Steuben County Planning Department
3 East Pulteney Square
Bath, NY  14810
(607) 776-9631 x-2268
amy@co.steuben.ny.us
May 1 – May 30 Agricultural Districts Map
St. Lawrence County Matilda Larson, Planner
St. Lawrence County Planning Department
48 Court Street
Canton, NY  13617
(315) 379-2292
mlarson@stlawco.org
January 15 – February 14 Agricultural Districts Map
Suffolk County Andrew Amakawa
Suffolk County Division of Planning Environment
H. Lee Dennison Building
PO Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099
(631) 853-4863
andrew.amakawa@suffolkcounty.ny.gov
March 1 – March 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Sullivan County Freda Eisenberg, Commissioner
County of Sullivan
Division of Planning and Env. Mg't
County Government Center
PO Box 5012
Monticello, NY 12701
(845) 807-0527
freda.eisenberg@co.sullivan.ny.us
April 1 – April 30 Agricultural Districts Map
Tioga County Elaine Jardine, Director
Tioga Co. Dept. of Economic Development & Planning
56 Main Street
Owego, NY  13827
(607) 687-8257
jardinee@co.tioga.ny.us
January 1 – January 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Tompkins County Monika Roth, Ag. Issue Leader
CCE of Tompkins
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 272-2292
mr55@cornell.edu
February 1 – February 28 Agricultural Districts Map
Ulster County Burt Samuelson, AICP, Sr. Planner
Ulster County Planning Dept.
244 Fair Street - Box 1800
Kingston, NY  12402
(845) 339-2490, Fax: (845) 340-3429
bsam@co.ulster.ny.us
March 1 – March 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Washington County Brian Gilchrist, Director
CCE of Washington County
County Office Building Annex
415 Lower Main Street
Hudson Falls, NY  12830
(518) 746-2560
btg5@cornell.edu

www.counties.cce.cornell.edu/Washington
December 1 – December 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Wayne County Ora Rothfuss, III
Agricultural Development Specialist
Wayne County Planning
9 Pearl Street
Lyons, NY  14489
(315) 946-7692
orothfuss@co.wayne.ny.us
January 1 – January 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Westchester County David Kvinge, Dir. of Env. Planning
Westchester County Planning Department
148 Martine Avenue, 4th Floor
Michaelian Office Building
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 995-4400
dsk2@westchestergov.com
January 1 – January 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Wyoming County Stephen Dziak, District Technician
Wyoming County SWCD
36 Center Street
Warsaw, NY 14569
(585) 786-5070 x-121
sdziak@frontier.com
December 1 – December 31 Agricultural Districts Map
Yates County James Balyszak
Yates County Soil and Water
Conservation District.
417 Liberty Street, Suite 1034
Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-5188
jim@ycsoilwater.com
November 1 – November 30 Agricultural Districts Map