Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

The Albany County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan has been adopted by the Albany County Legislature and approved by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets.

The Albany County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan was developed by the Albany County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board with assistance from Albany County Department of Economic Development, Conservation and Planning; Albany County Office of Natural Resources; Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County; Cornell University’s Agricultural Industry Development, Enhancement, and Retention Program; and American Farmland Trust. The purpose of the plan was to develop goals and strategies to support and enhance Albany County’s agricultural industry and agricultural resources.

The Albany County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan was officially adopted by the Albany County Legislature February 9, 2004 and approved by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets April 2, 2004. The plan was funded by a Farmland Protection Planning Grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets with matching funds provided by Albany County.

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Online Resources

The following websites offer additional agricultural statistics in Albany County and guidance on how to protect farmland and enhance agriculture: