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The Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA), in partnership with the Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Otsego County Planning Department, has assumed the lead in updating the county’s 1999 Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan, a process that began in 2014. The updated plan examines the current status of agriculture in Otsego County and establishes a comprehensive strategy on farm and farmland protection that takes into consideration needs and trends specific to Otsego County.

The plan was approved by the Otsego County Board of Supervisors at its September, 2017 meeting. To read the plan, click on each section below.

Executive Summary

Draft Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan 2017 

Works Cited

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G

Appendix H

Appendix I


Participating Organizations

Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Services Agency

Otsego County Planning Department

Otsego County Board of Representatives

Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie and Otsego Counties

Otsego County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board

Otsego 2000

Otsego Land Trust

Otsego County Farm Bureau

New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health