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.
  • Issues to Consider before Signing a Renewable Energy LeaseA Nov 2017 workshop for agricultural land owners.

  • 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
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
Allyn Tubbs Agri-Business Gouverneur
Keith Zimmerman Director, SLC Planning Office Canton

Meeting Minutes

February 4, 2016 May 5, 2016 November 3, 2016
February 2, 2017 April 6, 2017 October 5, 2017
December 7, 2017 April 5, 2018  October 4, 2018
December 6, 2018 February 7, 2019 April 4, 2019 

Our Main Partners

 Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County

County Industrial Development Agency

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

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