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Agricultural Facts

A Diversity of Enterprises
  • Dairy
  • Vineyard and Winery
  • U-Pick Fruit and Berry Crops
  • Field Crops
  • Landscape and Nursery Stock
  • Forest Crops
  • Christmas Trees
  • Orchards
  • Farm Markets
  • Greenhouses
  • Hydroponic Produce
  • Road Side Stands
  • Equine
  • Education / Research
  • Beef Livestock
  • Chickens
  • Fiber Goats, Alpacas, and Sheep
  • Apiary
  • Corn Maze
  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

 

Town Farming Numbers

 

  •  Approximately 3,412 acres of agricultural lands in the Town
  • Total value of agricultural products is approximately $4,431,000
  • Town farms employee at least 27 full-time, 39 part-time, and 25 seasonal workers
  •  Crops include: hay (717 – 787 acres), corn (363 acres), vegetables (203 acres), small grains (183 acres), landscaping (91 acres), orchard (25 acres), vineyard (5 acres)
  • Other lands part of the farms include: woods (668 acres), pasture (185 acres), tillable fallow (51 acres), corn maze (3 acres)
  • 40,000 square feet of greenhouses
  • Cornell has approximately 870 acres in vegetable and field crops, orchards, pasture, dairy, and greenhouses in the Town
  • Livestock includes: dairy bulls (300), dairy heifers (247), dairy cows (200), chickens – layers (148), goats, sheep, alpacas (47), beef (30), horses (12), hogs (6)