Notice: 2019 ANNUAL AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT RENEWAL OPEN
2019 ANNUAL AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT RENEWAL OPEN
NOVEMBER 1ST - 30TH
Ontario County farmland owners may request that their land be added to a New York State Agricultural District between November 1-30, 2019. State law requires that farmland owners be given a 30-day period every year during which they can request their land be added. The NYS Agricultural District Program is a voluntary program that provides farmland owners and farmers certain advantages and protections as long as the land stays in the District. For additional information on the NYS Agricultural District Program click NYS Link. For information on Ontario County Agricultural Districts click Link
How to apply
Landowners must submit an original signed enrollment form to Ms. Kristin Mueller, Clerk of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors, 20 Ontario St., Canandaigua, NY 14424. Download a form at http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/DocumentCenter/View/20046/2019-Annual-Agricultural-District-Application-Form
At the close of the review period, the requests will be reviewed by the Ontario County Agricultural Enhancement Board. They will then make recommendations regarding suitability of the land for inclusion in an Agricultural District to the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors then reviews and approves the list of properties for submission to the Commissioner of New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for final approval.