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Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

Genesee

Genesee County: Agricultural Development Plan INTRODUCTION The Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board undertook this analysis of the County’s agricultural industry as a component, and supplement, to the County’s Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. In doing this, the Board acknowledges both the important economic role that agriculture plays in the County, but also the vital role that farm profitability plays in maintaining the County’s critical land resources. Recommendations from this study will be used to support and develop-innovative agricultural programming that promote successful farms. The outcome of this analysis is encompassed in the following elements of the “Agricultural Development Plan.” The “Agricultural Development Plan” uses a study of empirical data, case studies, indepth interviews with key industry players, and an analysis of industry trends to establish a 10-year strategic vision for Genesee County agriculture including a series of short-term action items. Collectively, these action items will direct cooperative efforts among private and public sector’s targeted at improving the economic climate facing farmers and agribusinesses. This ambitious plan for the future of Genesee County agriculture supports an expanding mission of the Farmland Protection Board: To investigate methods to support, promote, develop and preserve the agricultural industry in Genesee County. To be successful in this endeavor, the study team identified six key focus areas in which to undertake 38 new initiatives or renew current efforts. These six focus areas are: • Economic Development • Business Development • Policy and Planning • Work Force Development • Public Outreach and Education • Regulation and Legislation This document addresses each of these areas with respect to a Ten-Year Objective and a Five-Year Action Plan. The Ten-Year Objective sets the tone for the overall plan and provides long-term guidance for implementation. The Five-Year Action Plan is the work plan, the current and immediate portion of the plan. These are presented together so that the reader can understand how the long-range goals will be implemented. The following project background informs the reader of the processes and information used to develop this plan. Copyright©, 2001: Agricultural & Community Development Services, Inc, Columbia, MD 1

Genesee County: Agricultural Development Plan PROJECT BACKGROUND Recommendations in this strategic plan are drawn from empirical and anecdotal evidence collected during the study period of July 1, 2000 through November 16, 2000. Interpretations of this data were utilized in preparing the Ten-Year Objective and Five- Year Action Plan and in developing evaluation benchmarks. Also critical in this analysis is the definition of agriculture that motivates the agricultural programs in Genesee County. DEFINITION OF AGRICULTURE This study uses a broad definition of agriculture that includes all aspects of the cultivation and production of plant material and animal products; the marketing, processing and distribution of these products; and other secondary on-farm activities, (i.e., agricultural tourism, forestry, and aquaculture.) EMPIRICAL INFORMATION A statistical analysis of the region was conducted using information from the United States Census of Agriculture, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Information System, and County Business Patterns. Information from these sources was adjusted for rural and urban bias and inflation. Trend analysis was conducted over the last twenty years. In addition, the study utilizes the IMPLAN input-output model to characterize the indirect and induced impacts of agriculture on the broader economy. The statistical analysis can be found in Appendix A and is broken down into the following categories: 1. Section 1: Financial Summary 2. Section 2: Characteristics and Structure 3. Section 3: Secondary Industry Impact Furthermore, Orleans County, New York and Wyoming County, New York were chosen as analogs to Genesee County and are used as a comparative benchmark. These counties were chosen due to similarities in farm size, community, and crop characteristics. ANECDOTAL INFORMATION Interviews were conducted with approximately 80 farmers, agricultural service professionals, public officials, and other interested parties throughout the region (Appendix B). Information was gathered on individual perceptions of the agricultural industry, potential for future growth, and the impact of public policy. This information was used to validate trends discovered in the empirical analysis as well as to discover underlying issues of importance to the industry. Copyright©, 2001: Agricultural & Community Development Services, Inc, Columbia, MD 2

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