Home / Special Report / Monroe County Farms

Monroe County Farms

Although the number of farms in Monroe County dropped by more than 200 from 1987 to 1997, the total economic impact of Monroe County farms in 1997 still was $144 million, according to the agriculture census done by New York State. Here is a snapshot of the agricultural sector in the county:
1987 1997
Full-time farms(1) 164 139
Small/part-time farms(2) 518 341
Total farms 682 480
Total farmland by acreage 134,508 103,097
Total gross sales(3) $43.5 million $48 million

(1) Farms with more than $50,000 in gross sales
(2) Farms with less than $50,000 in gross sales
(3) Dollar values have not been adjusted for changes in price levels.

Source: Cornell Cooperative Extension-Monroe County

3/12/99

x

Check Also

Pictured is an MCC student engaging in hands-on learning in the optical systems
technology program. MCC’s Future of the Technician Workforce Study found that
industries like Internet of things, automation and robotics, artificial intelligence and
more will have growing importance (Photo provided).

MCC program designed to bridge skills gap for technicians (access required)

The region’s next generation of technicians will need a varied skill set, focusing not only on new technologies and processes ...

2020 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

The 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars have been announced and the following Rochester lawyers have made ...

A rendering from project architect SWBR for turning Xerox Square into Innovation Square (provided by Gallina Development Corp.).

Gallina believes Innovation Square will be ‘transformative’ for Rochester (access required)

In turning what for decades was the downtown Rochester headquarters of Xerox Corp. into Innovation Square, Gallina Development Corp. may ...