ONEIDA CO., N.Y. — The Oneida County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board will be wrapping up its New York State Certified Agricultural District 5 required eight-year review. District 5 includes properties within the Towns of Kirkland, New Hartford, Westmoreland and Whitestown. This is a voluntary program and applications should be sent to Oneida County Planning Department, 321 Main Street, Utica, NY 13501 before March 31, 2022.
Residents who previously had their land in a State Certified Agricultural District received a letter and application for renewal. Properties with ownership changes also received the same information. New owners must return their application in order to continue to be included in a New York State Certified Agricultural District. Applications can be downloaded at http://cceoneida.com/agriculture/ag-economic-development/oneida-county-farmland-protection .
The Oneida County Farmland Protection Board is vitally interested in furthering the Agricultural District Program and maintaining it as a viable part of the agricultural scene in Oneida County.
If you reside in one of these towns and did not receive a notification but would like to participate in this program, contact Remi Link Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida at 315-736-3394 x111 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Matt Pawlusik Oneida County Department of Planning at 315-798-5710.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County