Dairy - milk sales account for $22.3 million of the total agricultural sales in the county

Dairy - milk sales account for $22.3 million of the total agricultural sales in the county

Livestock -
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Livestock -

Poultry

Poultry

Produce
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Produce

Field Crops - 41,104 tons were produced on 22,486 acres*

Field Crops - 41,104 tons were produced on 22,486 acres*

Maple Products - 1471 Gallons were produced in 2012*
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Maple Products - 1471 Gallons were produced in 2012*

Fiber

Fiber

Marketing

Marketing

Agroforestry

Agroforestry

Ornamental Horticulture
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Ornamental Horticulture

High Tunnel Day Neutral Strawberries in October!
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High Tunnel Day Neutral Strawberries in October!

Agriculture

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.  Call 607-687-4020 to connect with us!

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Farm & Garden Newsletter

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.

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Dairy & Field Crops

The SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team serves Broome, Chemung, Cortland, Tioga & Tompkins Counties to help producers maintain a strong dairy industry in our region.

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Our Farms, Our Stories

Watch the Our Farms, Our Stories documentary film to learn about the farmers and farms of Tioga County.

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Direct Marketing

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

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Sheep & Goats

Find resources from Cornell and elsewhere on sheet and goat management, as well as 4-H programs on these species.

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Finger Lakes LandLink

Are you a farmer looking for land, or a landowner with acreage you'd like to rent or lease? Let Finger Lakes LandLink make your match!

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Contact

Margaret Ball
Agriculture Development Specialist
mgb225@cornell.edu
607-687-4020

Last updated February 15, 2017