Agriculture Committee


The Agriculture Committee is a group of farm operations in the Town of Ithaca appointed by the Town of Ithaca Town Board. The purpose of the Agriculture Committee includes advising the Town Board regarding agricultural policy in the Town, taking an active role in the implementation and review of the Town’s Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan, serving as a clearinghouse for relations between farm operations and the Town government, and providing educational resources for farmers and Town residents and officials.

 Membership:

Steep Hollow Farm (Christianne M. Whiter)

Tree Gate Farm (Sharon Tregaskis )

Sweyolakan Farm (Jamie Baker)

Laughing Goat Fiber Farm (Lisa Ferguson- Chair )

Forest Family Farm (Claire Forest)

A.J. Teeter Farm (Matthew Stalker- Vice-Chair)

Ithaca Equestrian Center (Russ Wedemeyer)

Casper’s Farm (Michael Casper)

Indian Creek Farm (Robert Shields)

The Agriculture Committee meets at least four times each year: January 28 at 6pm, March 31 at 6pm,  July 28 at 7pm and November 17 at 6pm in the Aurora Conference Room of Town Hall, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY. 

For more information, or to learn how you can become a member of the Agriculture Committee, please contact Michael Smith, Senior Planner at 607-273-1747