2019 Annual Agricultural District Enrollment Information 

November 1-30, 2019

Ontario County farmland owners may request that their land be added to a New York State Agricultural District between November 1-30. State law requires that farmland owners be given a 30-day period every year during which they can request their land be added. 

The NYS Agricultural District Program is a voluntary program that provides farmland owners and farmers certain advantages and protections as long as the land stays in the District. For additional information on the NYS Agricultural District Program click here

At the close of the review period, the requests will be reviewed by the Ontario County Agricultural Enhancement Board. They will then make recommendations regarding suitability of the land for inclusion in an Agricultural District to the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors then determines which properties are submitted to the Commissioner of New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for inclusion in an Agricultural District.

How to apply
Landowners must submit a signed application to Ms. Kristin Mueller, Clerk of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors,that is post marked by November 30, 2019. Click here to download the form: 2019 Annual Agricultural District Application

Ms. Kristin Mueller, Clerk  
Ontario County Board of Supervisors
Municipal Building
20 Ontario St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424

For information contact:  
Maria Rudzinski, Senior Planner, 585-396-4416  maria.rudzinski@co.ontario.ny.us