2020 Annual Ontario County Agricultural District Enrollment Information 


JULY 1 - AUGUST 15, 2020

Ontario County farmland owners may request that their land be added to a New York State Agricultural District between July 1 - August 15, 2020. State law requires that farmland owners be given a 30-day period every year during which they can request their land be added. For 2020 only, the annual enrollment period has been changed to July 1- August 15, 2020 to coincide with the consolidation of all Ontario County’s state certified Agricultural Districts. The enrollment period will return to November 1-30 in 2021.Click here for information on the consolidation.

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 August 15, 2020. Click here to download the form:  

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