Orange County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

Jurisdiction Name: Orange County
State/Province: NY
Country: United States
Type of Government: County
Population: 372,813
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 1996
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: agribusiness, agribusiness infrastructure, agriculture, economic development, farm, farmland, farmland protection, food infrastructure, food production, infrastructure, land use, local, local farm products, local food, plan, production, protection, rural, rural agriculture, value-added, value-added production
Adopting Government Department(s):

Orange County Executive

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Orange County Department of Planning, Orange County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: not applicable
Funding Sources: not applicable
Policy Outcome(s):

Resulted in recommendations to protect agricultural industry and farmland; led to development of the Orange County Agricultural Economic Development Strategy (2004) (note: plan is being updated in 2014)

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1