Oswego County is primarily a rural, agricultural community located on the shore of Lake Ontario and I-81 corridor. Within the county are two small cities on the Oswego River, which is part of the New York State Canal System. The centralized location provides for excellent agricultural marketing opportunities. Our unique soil types and climage allow for a wide variety of agriculture production. Affordable land coupled with excellent growing conditions and location make Oswego County a great place to farm!
Red Onion Field
Red Onion Field

Thriving Agriculture Industry

  • 100,195 acres in agricultural production
  • $46 million in agricultural products sold from Oswego County Farms
  • Milk is shipped to regional cooperatives that produce ice cream, cheeses, and custards
  • Field crops are successfully grown including hay, corn, soybeans, and oats
  • Oswego County is the birthplace of the New York Bold Onion marketing program. Soils unique to this area allow for the production of onions, lettuce, potatoes, cole crops, sweet corn, beans, peppers, and tomatoes
  • Fruits & berries represent a significant portion of our agricultural production. We grow apples, cranberries, pears, cherries, plums, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries
  • Livestock production including equine, beef, sheep, swine, deer, goats, and poultry
  • Nurseries, greenhouses, and tree farms
  • Markets for value added products such as maple syrup, honey, fruit wines, fruit juices, cider, and organics
 
Cranberry Harvest
Cranberry Harvest
 

Agriculture Support Services Make Agriculture Thrive

Strong Markets

For more information on opportunities in Oswego County, contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension Agriculture Program at (315)963-7286