Dutchess County Agriculture

Dutchess County Agricultural Navigator

The Ag Navigator acts as a conduit for farmers, municipal officials and economic development specialists to provide impartial information and advice when implementation of local regulations are proposed that may have an impact on agriculture, farmland and agricultural businesses.

The role of the Dutchess County Agricultural Navigator is one of coordinating, collaborating and communicating with county and municipal officials, the farming community, agricultural organizations and other agencies on:

  • Agricultural issues and solutions;
  • Economic viability and sustainability of farming;
  • Opportunities and feasibility of new infrastructures related to agriculture.

The Ag Navigator also assists in the implementation of the Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan under the guidance of the Dutchess County Agricultural Advisory Committee.

The County of Dutchess awarded funding for the Agricultural Navigator initiative to Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County.


Jennifer Fimbel
Dutchess County Agricultural Navigator
845-867-3075 or 845-677-8223 extension 118

Last updated May 30, 2024