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Ithaca, NY 14850
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Southern Tier Agriculture Industry Enhancement Program


Attention Tompkins County Farmers!

The Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District has partnered with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to deliver a grants program to support agricultural projects in the county.  Funding is now available through the Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program to eligible farmer landowners to complete projects that increase farm production, advance on farm conservation/environmental goals, and enhance profitability.

Funding is available to address a variety of projects:

·       $20,000 - $50,000: 90% state cost share rate (applicants provide 10% match)

·       $50,001 - $100,000: 75% state cost share rate (applicants provide 25% match)

Please click on the links to obtain a fillable Application the Request For Applications and Applicant Checklist.  If you will be filling in the application by hand please print off our "expanded" application, this will have more room to fill in the rows by hand rather than the option of expanding them on your computer.
For additional information, please contact:
Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District
(607) 257-2340 or
Projects must implement part(s) of a farm business or environmental plan.  Farms must meet all eligibility requirements and participate in the Agricultural Environmental Management program.   For more on the Tompkins County AEM program visit HERE.
Please check this site often to find answers to your most frequently asked questions.  To submit a question please contact the District via email or phone.  The latest FAQ is found at this link (FAQ).