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 will be the implementation of the Agricultural Enhancement Plan that was adopted by the Town Board in December 2016. 



Town of Canandaigua Agricultural Enhancement Plan

‚ÄčCornell Cooperative Ext. Presentation: Agricultural Economic Development in Ontario County

Ontario County Agricultural Enhancement Plan

Eat Local!

Town Ag Producer Directory

Ontario County Local Food Guide

Canandaigua Farmers Market





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.

2019 Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Minutes

Committee Members

  • Mark Stryker, Chairperson
  • Bob DiCarlo, Vice Chairperson
  • Ray Henry, Recording Secretary; Alternate
  • Gary Davis
  • Gary Jones
  • Tim Riley
  • Fernando Soberon

Rules of Procedure

Maps and Resources

Farmland protected with PDR

Strategic Farmland Protection Area

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County

NY State Dept. of Ag & Markets

USDA-Farm Services Agency


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