Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill presented a proclamation at Tuesday night’s legislature meeting to Niagara County Farm Bureau President John King and Farm Bureau Vice President Jeannette Miller, owner of The Eclectic Farmstead in Newfane. This was done in celebration of March as National Agriculture Month.
King made a short presentation to the Niagara County Legislature that included the following facts:
√ Agriculture in Niagara County contributes approximately $118,000,000 as a whole to the local economy, and $30,000,000 in annual wages;
√ Approximately 42% of the land in Niagara County is actively farmed; and
√ 95% of our farms are family-owned and cover approximately 140,000 acres in the county.