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Resources Available to St. Lawrence County's Farming Community

  • Ag Resource Directory (Updated 07/30/18) – Describes technical assistance and financial resources available to farm operations and agribusinesses in St. Lawrence County. 
  • Agricultural Landowner Guide – Includes comprehensive descriptions about tax benefits available to agricultural land owners in New York State. 
  • Internet Mapping Application – Online maps that depict parcel boundaries, satellite imagery, wetlands, zoning, prime soils, ag district boundaries, and real property land classifications. 
  • Agricultural Districts 1 & 2 – Farmland in these districts can be protected under Agriculture and Markets Law from unreasonable land use regulations and nuisance lawsuits.
  • Right to Farm Local Law – St. Lawrence County’s Law which outlines a voluntary mediation process that can be used by the farming community to resolve disputes.
  • Ag Development Plan – Adopted in December 2016, this plan assesses the County’s agricultural industry and trends; summarizes public input on issues for the County to address; and includes goals and actions prepared by a variety of organizations that serve the agricultural community.

Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board

About the AFPB

Member Constituency Location
Robert Andrews, Chair

SLC Soil & Water Conservation Board

Patrick Ames Director, SLC Cooperative Extension Canton
Larry Denesha County Legislator DeKalb
Margaret Finen Agri-Business Norwood
David Fisher At Large Member Madrid
Bruce Green Director, SLC Real Property Tax Service Office Canton
Jon Greenwood Dairy Farmer Potsdam
Stephen McKnight Dairy Farmer Chase Mills
Reginal Sapp Greenhouse Producer Canton
Josef TeRiele Dairy Farmer Canton
Jason Pfotenhauer Director, SLC Planning Office Canton

Meeting Minutes

Our Main Partners

Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County

County Industrial Development Agency

County Soil and Water Conservation District

Need more information?
Contact: St. Lawrence County Planning Office
2nd Floor, Public Safety Complex
49 1/2 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617

Telephone: (315) 379-2292
E-mail the Planning Office