Tioga Ag & Farmland Protection Plan

Tioga County updated its Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan in 2015. The Plan presents seven broad goals for the future of agriculture in the County:

1. Achieve sustainable growth in the agricultural economy

2. Maintain adequate access to quality farmland

3. Attract new and beginning farmers into the agricultural sector

4. Develop and support agriculture education and technical assistance programming, and provide technical assistance

5. Improve communication between farmers, rural landowners, and public agencies

6. Assist farms in dealing with environmental challenges and opportunities

7. Increase the economic viability of agriculture through increased energy efficiency and use of local natural energy resources

Ag & Farmland Protection Plan 2017 Progress Reports:

February 2017

Tioga County Agricultural Resource Group (TC ARG)

The Tioga County Agricultural Resource Group (TC ARG), a volunteer group of service providers, farmers, and citizens, is leading efforts to implement the new Ag & Farmland Protection Plan. We encourage Tioga County farmers and citizens to join in TC ARG's efforts. For more information, contact Margaret Ball at 607-687-4020 x319. 

TC ARG 2017 Meetings: 

4th Wednesdays of each month, 10:00 AM, Legislative Conference Room, Ronald E. Dougherty County Office Building, 56 Main St, Owego, NY

January 25, 2017 - Minutes

February 22, 2017 - AgendaMinutes

March 22, 2017 - Agenda - Minutes

April 26, 2017 - Agenda - Minutes

May 24, 2017 - Agenda - Minutes

June 28, 2017 - Agenda - Minutes

July 26, 2017 - Agenda - Minutes

August 23, 2017 - Agenda - Minutes

September 27, 2017 - Agenda - Minutes

TC ARG Work Teams:

TC ARG Work Teams form, meet, and disband as needed to implement specific projects. Please contact the designated person if you are interested in joining a Work Team or receiving periodic updates.

Public Outreach


Industrial Hemp

Contact: Margaret Ball, 607-687-4020 x319

February 13, 2017 - Minutes

Legislative Update on Agriculture


TC ARG Project Ideas:

Last updated March 27, 2017