Agricultural Advisory Committee
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 will be the implementation of the Agricultural Enhancement Plan that was adopted by the Town Board in December 2016.
Purchase of Development Rights (PDR)
PDR Press Release
PDR Application - Application window is open from June 1st, 2017 through September 29th, 2017
Read the adopted Agricultural Enhancement Plan Here:
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.