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Agricultural Advisory Committee


Committee Purpose

The Agricultural Advisory Committee was established by the Town Board in March of 2017. The Committee is populated by farmers, agricultural professionals, a former Zoning Board member and the Town Historian. Their main focus is the implementation of the Agricultural Enhancement Plan that was adopted by the Town Board in December 2016. 

The Committee meets on the second thursday of each month at 6pm via Zoom and in-person in the Town Hall. Call 585-394-1120 with questions about the committee or the meeting schedule. Zoom details are as follows:

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Meeting ID: 872 0890 9721
Passcode: 889699

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting is on 5/12/2022 at 6pm. 

Agendas & Minutes

Town of Canandaigua Agricultural Enhancement Plan

Ontario County Agricultural Enhancement Plan

Eat Local!

Town Ag Producer Directory

Ontario County Local Food Guide

Canandaigua Farmers Market


Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) 

The PDR is a conservation easement program available to farmland owners through the NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets Farmland Protection Implementation Grant (FPIG) program. The Town of Canandaigia submits PDR application packages on behalf of interested, qualified landowners to Ag & Markets during open FPIG windows every two years. Information on the next application period will be linked below when it becomes available. 


Soil Conservation - Protection of Agricultural Land

The history of soil protection, and the importance of understanding the value of fertile soils has been an important consideration for many years.  The Town of Canandaigua Agricultural Advisory Committee routinely evaluates soil composition in the Town when reviewing projects, and potential Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Programs.  The following video by the USDA shares more information about the importance of soil, and why our Town Agricluture Committee is so concerned about protecting our valuable soils for generations to come.



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