Over two-thirds of Onondaga County’s land area is actively farmed land, forests and open space, with over 150,000 acres in farms alone. Our farm landscapes and vistas are one of the most prized assets in the region. The agriculture industry in the County also contributes hundreds of million of dollars to the local economy and creates rural job opportunities.
For more information on the State’s farmland protection program, visit https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/land-and-water/farmland-protection or Onondaga County Farmland Protection at http://www.ongov.net/planning/farmland.html. Please contact the Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency with any questions related to this Pre-Proposal process (435-2611 or email@example.com). Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is also available for technical assistance questions 424-9485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For applicant/partner information, you are encouraged to contact SOCPA or an eligible applicant (your municipality, Soil & Water Conservation District, or local land trust). For land trusts, visit the New York Agricultural Land Trust at https://www.nyalt.org/ or the Finger Lakes Land Trust at http://www.fllt.org. Thank you for consideration of this exciting opportunity to preserve farmland in Onondaga County!
FPIG Workshops are held yearly, please check out Events page for more information.
Last updated December 3, 2019