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 607-223-2753.
CCE is committed to keeping our farms and food systems safe, and essential workers healthy.
The SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team serves Broome, Chemung, Cortland, Tioga & Tompkins Counties to help producers maintain a strong dairy industry in our region.
Visit the Agriculture section to download the latest issue of Farm & Garden Newsletter. It is chock full of information that farmers in Tioga County can use to grow their business.
Shiitake mushrooms are one of the valuable crops that forest owners can cultivate in their woods, along with fruits, nuts, and berries.
Quality forage is not quality feed until it reaches the cow's mouth. Our resources can help maximize the nutrients in order to optimize profitability for our county’s dairy farms.
Agriculture Agent and Horticulture Educator
607-223-2753 or 607-793-6414 during business hours
Last updated March 1, 2023