Rolling cropland in Canandaigua NY

Ontario County cropland.

ag career day 2017 NYS Ag Experiment Station
Image by R.J. Anderson

Cornell staff engage youth with horticultural research in Geneva.

dairy cows Hemdale
Image by Marie Anselm

Dairy cows at an Ontario County dairy farm.


Ontario County is a rich and diverse agricultural area. Dairy, vegetables, fruit, beef, sheep, poultry, cash crops, vineyards, orchards, small fruit, nursery and greenhouse farms all play a significant role in the economy of Ontario County. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County works to support our prosperous agricultural industry through programs that range from laboratory research to the consumer dinner plate.

Last updated April 3, 2020