Broome County Agricultural and Economic Development Plan

Broome County Planning & Economic Development
Broome County, NY

In 2019, EDR was selected by the Broome County Planning and Economic Development office to lead the planning process for the countywide agricultural and economic development plan, produced with funding assistance from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Farmland Protection Planning Program. The plan resulted in a comprehensive profile of existing conditions and trends facing the agricultural sector, the methodology and results of two mapping analyses prioritizing lands for protection, a countywide vision for agriculture, and a set of goals and implementation actions.


“I just received the Final Plan for Broome County. I want to personally thank you both for putting together a plan that not only looks good but gets it right. The maps offer more than the typical ‘Ag Plan’ and the recommendations are very well thought out and targeted. I will be posting this Plan on our website and referring to its level of detail, targeted recommendations, and overall finish as a model to be followed. Keep up the good work!”

-Jeff Kehoe, Farmland Protection Specialist, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Land and Water Resources.


For more information about the project and mapping analysis, see: