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Department of Planning

Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board

The Orange County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB) was created in 1993. The Board consists of eleven (11) members who meet on a monthly basis to address agricultural issues and assist farmers throughout the county. The AFPB also helps fund innovative projects and professional development opportunities that are related to agriculture. At the January meeting of the AFPB, the officers for the Board are elected for the year. During the April meeting, the Board reviews applications for parcels proposed to be enrolled into Orange County Agriculture Districts 1 and 2.

UPDATE: The next Orange County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm at 124 Main Street, Goshen, NY.    

Board Members

There are eleven (11) members of the Orange County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board.  The members are as follows:

Jack Hoeffner, Chairman
Leonard DeBuck, Vice Chairman
David Church
Bill Johnson
John McCarey
Paul Ruszkiewicz
John Sanford
Mike Simpson
Dennis Smith
Maire Ullrich
John Wright

Board Schedule - 2017

Wednesday, September 20
Wednesday, October 18
Wednesday, November 15 at 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 20

Board Minutes

The Orange County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board minutes are transcribed by staff from the Orange County Planning Department and distributed to the Board members for their approval at the following meeting. The minutes will be posted after approval from the Board.

Listing files in 'Agendas & Minutes'