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Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

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APPENDIX C: SWOT ANALYSIS are in some cases restrictively narrow and lack adequate shoulders. In addition, farmers are concerned that the movement of farm equipment through some villages may be restricted. Land-Use Planning: The presence of multiple political jurisdictions with planning authority makes it difficult and more time consuming for the County to address comprehensive land-use issues. This system can also create an imbalance in development patterns as jurisdictions adapt independently to changes. Risk Management: Few Genesee farms have an active risk management strategy beyond forward contracting grain and oilseed sales. As a result, agricultural expenses and receipts are subject to higher volatility. Grain Marketing Facilities: Most farmers feel that Genesee County is underserved by local and regional grain marketing facilities. Continued consolidation and closures will further threaten the competitiveness of this market. Farm Consolidation: Farm consolidation is both strength and a weakness in Genesee County. Specifically, the presence of regionally and nationally significant farm operations anchors much of the County’s agricultural infrastructure and agriculturally related businesses. In addition, these farms provide leadership, business acumen, and economic vitality. However, the County must recognize that a business failure in one or more of these operations could have significant negative economic and land-use impacts. Opportunities The long-term success of the industry is dependent upon its ability to recognize the opportunities presented by changes in the business environment and react appropriately. The industry must be willing to look for opportunity in those situations that seem to be threats and challenges. Venture Development: A wide variety of agricultural businesses are forming or attempting to form in Western New York and Genesee County. Primary impediments are limited access to sources of equity investment, recruitment of qualified technical and professional services, unsupportive regulatory structure, and little access to high-level professional services. Industry Consolidation: Historically, industry consolidation provides opportunity for local farmers and agribusinesses. Specifically, consolidation, on both the input and output side, generally leaves small, niche markets underserved. This opportunity is perhaps best known in food processing where consolidation leads to homogeneity in product offerings. Homogeneity creates local pockets of underserved consumers. Industry Consolidation: Historically, agribusiness industry consolidation is viewed as a negative element for local farmers and small agribusinesses. However, consolidation, on the input and output side of agriculture, a rapidly growing trend during the last decade, Copyright©, 2000: Agricultural & Community Development Services, Inc, Columbia MD 7

APPENDIX C: SWOT ANALYSIS has also created successively larger underserved niche markets. This opportunity is perhaps best recognized in food processing where consolidation has lead to homogeneity in product offerings. This homogeneity creates locally and regionally significant pockets of underserved consumers and opportunities for aggressive marketers of food products. Product Development / R & D: Changes in consumer purchasing power and food buying habits; opportunities in agricultural biotechnology; industry consolidation; and regional demographics yield an expanded level of marketing and product development opportunities. With appropriate support, Genesee farmers can capture a larger share of the value-added mark-up on agricultural products. Labor Force Development: Genesee County does not exist in a labor vacuum. The entire Western New York agricultural industry is suffering from the same labor issues of low availability and reducing quality. While this is a short-term threat, many farmers and ACDS, Inc. believe that a concerted regional effort to expand and train skilled agricultural labor will lift the entire industry and give the region and the County a competitive advantage versus other states and regions. Finance: The need for risk capital and R&D support has been identified as a key internal weakness of the County. However, addressing this problem on a regional basis offers a great opportunity for industry enhancement that cannot be achieved at the county level. Financing entrepreneurship and innovation using equity, debt/equity hybrids, and straight debt, especially for middle market deals ($5 million to $20 million) will help retain and expand existing businesses; promote new, “home grown” businesses; and attract new businesses. Management Training: The best source of middle and senior management for agribusinesses comes from within the region. This source of management, while very effective, has expressed shortcomings in technical and professional skills. As the need for these skills to enhance competitiveness grows, it is important for the region’s universities, technical schools, and community colleges to develop specific curricula and protocols for servicing this need. As with labor force development, improvement in this area will enhance the competitive stature of the industry. Regional Land-Use: Regional land-use patterns may allow Genesee the opportunity to plan and finance agricultural support and land preservation programs before land-use pressure puts undue strain on the industry. However, as development expands from Erie and Monroe Counties into Livingston, Wyoming, Orleans, and Genesee, the County will likely be faced with a rapid increase in development rates. They key is to take advantage of the trend before it becomes a problem. Leadership Development: To build and maintain a strong and supportive policy infrastructure that benefits agriculture, the farming community should seize the opportunity to identify and develop new industry leaders. Western New York is still a place where agriculture has a voice, but this voice will only be maintained through continual development and invigoration of leadership skills and access. Copyright©, 2000: Agricultural & Community Development Services, Inc, Columbia MD 8

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