Tioga County Agriculture
Tioga County’s diverse agriculture industry encompasses over one-third of the county land mass with businesses in every town and municipality. Direct sales of local products generate $36.7 million annually which translates into nearly $100 million community dollars as well as full or part time employment of 536 people.
Agriculture in the county continues to change with a decrease in the number of traditional dairy farms which is offset by the growth of farms marketing a range of products such as vegetables, fruits, meats, poultry, fiber products, timber products, maple syrup, and other specialty farm items.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County is dedicated to helping you, the farmer, succeed. Our services include soil testing advice and recommendations, disease and insect diagnosis, connecting you to markets, grants, business planning, and more.
Barb Neal is the county agriculture educator--start your agriculture questions with her. She will either answer your questions, or connect you to one of our regional specialists. Barb's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-687-4020.
Click here to read this month's issue of Farm & Garden: News and Notes for Farmers and Gardeners in Tioga and Chemung Counties. The newsletter is full of articles, news and updates, as well as upcoming workshops that will be held in the area.
The SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team serves Broome, Chemung, Cortland, Tioga & Tompkins Counties to help producers maintain a strong dairy industry in our region.
Watch the Our Farms, Our Stories documentary film to learn about the farmers and farms of Tioga County.
Learn about market tip sheets, niche products, customer relationships, product display, CSAs, restaurants, farm-to-school, insurance, food safety, Farm Market Federation, Smart Marketing, here
Find resources from Cornell and elsewhere on sheet and goat management, as well as 4-H programs on these species.
Last updated July 26, 2019