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

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

Last updated January 29, 2018