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Agricultural District Review and Application Process

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A comprehensive review of each of the County’s Agricultural Districts is conducted on an 8-year basis. During these reviews, parcels may be proposed to be added or removed from the district. In addition to the 8-year comprehensive review of each District, the Agricultural Districts Law provides an annual 30-day period where farmers can request the inclusion of viable farmland within a certified Agricultural District. The 30-day period established by the Albany County Legislature begins on February 1 of every year. Landowners interested in adding a parcel to one of the County’s Agricultural Districts must complete an Agricultural District Review Worksheet and return it to:

Albany County Office of Natural Resource Conservation
Attn: Laura DeGaetano
112 State St. Room 800
Albany, NY 12208

Or call Laura DeGaetano at (518) 447-5670 for more information.

Additions to the Agricultural Districts will be considered during the 30-day annual review period. Both additions and deletions from the districts will be considered during the 8-year scheduled individual district reviews.

Agricultural District 8-year Review Schedule

Agricultural District #1 #2 #3
Last Review Completed 2014 2009 2011
Next Review Begins 2021 2016 2018

Contact Information

Albany County Economic Development, Conservation and Planning
112 State Street, Room 800
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-5670
Fax: (518) 447- 5662

Natural Resource Conservation and Agricultural & Farmland Protection
Contact: Laura DeGaetano
Phone: (518) 447-5670
Email: laura.degaetano@albanycountyny.gov

Economic Development
Contact: County Executive's Office
Phone: (518) 447-7040
Email: county_executive@albanycounty.com

Planning and Land Use
Contact: Michaela Sweeney
Phone: (518) 655-7932
Email: michaela.sweeney@albanycountyny.gov

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