Agricultural Development

Wayne County farmers market, sell, and distribute their products in a world economy. Agricultural Development is a programmatic approach by Wayne County to support farmers in their efforts to build profitable and rewarding businesses.

There are many tools in the toolbox that you can learn about on this website, including:

Farmworker Housing

Farms in Wayne County employ 100s of workers and their families. Some of these workers have housing provided by the farm employer. If you own a farm in Wayne County that provides housing for your laborers, Wayne County is asking farm owners to participate in a short survey to help define the need for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Farmworker Safety Housing Grant under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief And Economic Security Act (CARES Act). 

  1. LINK TO SURVEY (PDF) (Fillable PDF will need to be downloaded, saved and emailed or mailed back to us.)
  2. Link to ONLINE Survey (provided by Survey Monkey) (Online Submission will not require download, sign-in or printing documents and will automatically return results to us.)


Other Resources

Organization Link
Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation Districty
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County
NY Farmnet
Beginning Farmers
NYS Department of Ag and Markets