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Agricultural & Farmland Protection Board

New York State Agriculture and Markets Law empowers counties to create Agricultural and Farmland Protection Boards with a broad-based membership to bring together farmers and government officials, bring broader community goals to oversight of agricultural districts, bring appreciation of agriculture’s needs back to the broader community, and build bridges and bring together diverse perspectives.

Agricultural and Farmland Protection Boards may recommend the creation and renewal of agricultural districts, comment on “notices of intent” to undertake development projects in agricultural districts, and guide, assess and approve Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plans.

Agendas, Minutes & Presentations

The Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB) met on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 7:00PM at CCE-Columbia-Greene, 6055 NY-23 Acra, NY to discuss the 2022 ‘Annual Review’ of  Greene County’s Agricultural District No. 124 in accordance with Article 25-AA of the Agriculture & Markets Law. 

November 9, 2022 Meeting Meetings

November 9, 2022 Meeting Presentation

November 9 2022 Agenda

AFPB Members

Active Farmers Representatives

  • James VanOrden
  • Keith Jones
  • Matthew Story
  • Kevin Lewis

Agribusiness Representative

  • Jerry Cunningham (Chair)

Agricultural Land Preservation Representative

  • Debbie Kavakos

Other Members

  • Joel DuBois, Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Michael Bulich, Greene County Legislator
  • Evan Antonio, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties
  • Ray Ward, Greene County Real Property Tax Services