Wayne County, NY: Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

Jurisdiction Name: Wayne County
State/Province: NY
Country: United States
Type of Government: County
Population: 93,772
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2011
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: agricultural practices, agriculture, economic development, farm, farmland, farmland protection, food production, local, local farm products, local food, plan, production, protection, rural, rural agriculture, staffing
Adopting Government Department(s):

Commissioner of Agriculture (New York)

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Wayne County Agricultural Development Board
Support Entity(s):


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

Agricultural Economic Development Specialist position created as an outgrowth of the plan; purchase of Development Rights easements have preserved 3,400 acres; New farmer program – Exploring the Small Farm Dream; micro-loan program for county farm businesses; training and support for town planning and zoning boards with emphasis on planning for agriculture

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