Ontario County cropland.

Ontario County cropland.

Cornell staff engage youth with horticultural research in Geneva.
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Cornell staff engage youth with horticultural research in Geneva.

Dairy cows at an Ontario County dairy farm.
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Dairy cows at an Ontario County dairy farm.

Agriculture

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.

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Regional Ag Specialists

Local producers can access Cornell expertise in grapes, vegetables, dairy and more, through several Regional Ag Teams that serve Ontario County.

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Ag Assessment

An agricultural assessment from your local property tax assessment office can reduce your property taxes on land that is being actively farmed. Get more details here.

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Beginning Farmers

Like to get started in farming? Find resources here and connect with staff who can answer your questions.

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Local Foods

CCE-Ontario is passionate about local foods and farms! Learn ways to include more locally-produced food in your meals, how to buy local foods, and techniques for preserving food at home, here on our site!

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Pesticide Training

Find out about applicator, technician and recertification trainings that are available in Ontario County, and upcoming training dates.

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Commercial Horticulture

Connect with useful information and resources from Cornell and NY professional groups serving the greenhouse, nursery and turfgrass industries.

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Last updated January 11, 2018