Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corporation

The Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corporation provides services to develop the agricultural industry in Jefferson County. Visit their website at www.comefarmwithus.com to learn more about the JCADC and agriculture in the 1000 Islands. 

Ranked Goals for the Agricultural Industry

The following goals were developed by the Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corporation. The first five goals are ranked in order of highest priority to lowest priority. The remaining goals are listed as other priorities.

  1. Assist farms seeking to improve viability of their business.

  2. Maintain and improve our manufacturing base.

  3. Provide adequate financial resources for the industry.

  4. Assist the agricultural industry in adopting new, improved or proven technology or techniques in agricultural production or manufacturing. 

  5. Strengthen the diversity of our agricultural industry. 

Other priorities:

  • Continue to participate in the Come Farm With Us Farm Marketing program.

  • Implement components of the Jefferson County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan and other objectives that address farmland protection.

  • Support North Country Agricultural Research Institute.

  • Improve agri-tourism opportunities in Jefferson County.

  • Maintain and improve communications with the agricultural industry, non-farm public, elected officials and other agencies. 

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Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corporation

Jay M. Matteson, Agricultural Coordinator

P.O. Box 838, 21170 NYS Rte 232 Watertown, NY 13601

Phone (315) 782-1806 Fax (315) 782-1944

coordinator@comefarmwithus.com

www.comefarmwithus.com

Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District

Brian Wohnsiedler

P.O. Box 838 Watertown, NY 13601

Phone (315) 782-2749

bwohnsiedler@centralny.twcbc.com

www.jeffersoncountyswcd.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County

Dick Halpin, Executive Director

Mike Hunter, Agriculture Program Leader

203 North Hamilton Street Watertown, NY 13601

Phone (315) 788-8450 Fax (315) 788-8461

*Farm to School Program

jefferson@cornell.edu

www.cce.cornell.edu/jefferson

USDA Farm Service Agency

P.O. Box 838 Watertown, NY 13601

Larry.Laribee@ny.usda.gov

www.fsa.usda.gov

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

P.O. Box 838 Watertown, NY 13601

Phone (315) 782-7289

www.nrcs.usda.gov

USDA Rural Development

P.O. Box 838 Watertown, NY 13601

Phone (315) 782-7289

www.rd.usda.gov

The Black River-St. Lawrence Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Project, Inc.

P.O. Box 838, 21168 NYS Rte 232 Watertown, NY 13601

Phone (315) 782-7289

NNY Agricultural Development Program

www.nnyagdev.org