The eleven member Ontario County Agricultural Enhancement Board (AEB) is seeking active farmers for two Board positions that are currently open. Both positions will fill current vacancies – one term expires December 31, 2018 and the other December 31, 2019.
The Board is made up of four active farmers, representatives of agri-businesses, organizations dedicated to farmland preservation and representatives from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, the Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District, the County Planning Department, the County Real Property Tax Department and Board of Supervisors. It meets approximately five times a year.
With its roots in the 1972 County Agricultural Districting Advisory Committee, the Board, as currently constituted, was established in 1993 by the County Board of Supervisors. Its purpose is to work with the agricultural community and organizations to enhance agriculture economic development and preserve farmland and to implement the requirements of the New York Agriculture & Markets Law, Article 25AA, Section 302. For more information on the AEB go to http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/449/Agriculture-Enhancement-Board.
Ontario County has an amazing diversity of agricultural operations and businesses — from small to large, serving global markets, farmers markets or a corner restaurant. The Board welcomes farmers and agri-business persons who represent the diversity of agriculture to contact Marie Anselm by phone 585.394.3977 x402, or email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 23, 2018.