Schuyler County’s first Agricultural District was formed in 1995. Since that time, local knowledge about the benefits of having property in a district has increased. Districts 2 & 3 were formed in 1999 and 2000 respectively. In total, over 97,000 acres are enrolled in Schuyler County’s 3 agricultural districts. There is an eight-year review cycle for all Schuyler districts, and parcels may be removed during a review. New York State agricultural districts law allows landowners to petition to include their agricultural lands in a district during an annual thirty-day review. Schuyler County has designated the period from January 15th to February 15th of every year as the petition period. However, adding lands during a review is still the most efficient, comprehensive method.Landowners interested in enrolling their land in an established district should contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County at 607-535-7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out and mail in the enrollment form here.
Last updated April 13, 2015