Agriculture

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the Ag District Worksheet
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The final version of the 2015 Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan can be found by clicking this link

Also, for a briefer overview, check out the Executive Summary: 2015 Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan – Executive Summary

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Farms in Dutchess County have a very diverse array of agricultural commodities including: tree fruits, berries, grapes, vegetables, field crops, biofuel crops, maple syrup, dairy products, meat, poultry, eggs, bedding and garden plants, Christmas trees, horses and other horticultural products. Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County provides research-based educational resources and technical assistance to the commercial agriculture producers, which helps to ensure high quality products while sustaining agricultural economic viability. Our Agriculture Program staff work to provide information on the following issues and areas:

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP)

The Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP) provides commercial fruit, vegetable, grape and small fruit producers, processors and the related industry with high quality educational programs and cutting edge research-based information so they can profitably produce consumers by supplying safe, high quality, locally grown products and maintain viable farms to enhance the landscape and economy of New York State.
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program