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Agriculture and Planning Webinar Series--CCE Broome

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County and the Broome County Department of Planning for a series of trainings focused on agricultural issues. Each training has an option for in-person or virtual. Use this page to register for the in-person option. 1.5 hours of training credit will be offered to those in attendance at each session. Those who attend in person will receive a certificate at the end of the training. These trainings are open to all code, zoning and planning officials. Priority will be given those representing Broome County municipalities but all are welcome to attend if space permits. All questions can be directed to Laura Biasillo at lw257@cornell.edu.

Agricultural Exemptions, Agricultural Structures & Agricultural Assessments
Thursday September 22nd
5:30-7pm
TASTE NY Building, 840 Upper Front St, Binghamton

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County and Broome County Planning in a training where we will provide an overview of the differences between agricultural districts, agricultural zoning and agricultural assessments. We will take a deeper dive into how each operates at a state and local level. We will also discuss how agricultural structures and zoning intersect and which statewide programs apply to structures such as barns and storage facilities. Our guest presenter is Bob Wright, Real Property Analysist with Cattaraugus County Real Property Services. You can register for the live session here or the Zoom session here.

Defining & Reducing barriers to Agri-tourism

Wednesday October 19th
5:30-7pm
TASTE NY Building, 840 Upper Front St, Binghamton

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County and Broome County Planning for a training focused on agri-tourism. Agri-tourism operations are starting to pop up more in our rural and suburban communities as the interest in local farms and food increases. But what is agri-tourism? And how do we do it safely? How can local code and/or zoning potentially impact opportunities to bring agricultural economic development into your community and help build small businesses? Our guest presenters from Environmental Design & Research (Syracuse, NY) will discuss these points through the context of the recently developed Onondaga Ag & Farmland Protection Plan, as well as answer any questions. We will also provide a checklist that can be used when local farms express an interest in starting an agritourism operation. You can register for the live session here or the Zoom session here.

Encouraging Investments to Grow Agriculture

Wednesday November 16th
5:30-7pm
TASTE NY Building, 840 Upper Front St, Binghamton

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County and Broome County Planning for a training focused on how municipalities can encourage investments in agriculture through various tools. Do you know how many and what types of farms exist in your community? Does your municipal have policies which encourage agricultural development? Do you have any agricultural representatives on your municipal boards? During this training we’ll explore these questions and more to better understand the opportunities to invest in, and grow, agriculture in your communities. Agriculture is big business in Broome County (#2 industry), and NYS ( over 7 million acres in production, #3 in maple syrup, #4 in dairy products – just as a few examples). Our guest presenters will be Jeff Kehoe from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, and Dr George Frantz, Associate Professor of the Practice, Cornell University Department of City & Regional Planning. You can register for the live session here or the Zoom session here.

Laura Biasillo

Agricultural Economic Development Specialist

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County

607) 584-5007 – Phone

(607) 723-5951 – Fax

www.ccebroomecounty.com

Learn More

https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=2022municipalagtrainings_203

Last updated August 11, 2022