Cayuga Watershed Intermunicipal Organization Agricultural Advisory Committee
The Agricultural Committee was formed by the IO and the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network. The mission of the committee is as follows: Since agriculture is recognized as a preferred land use in maintaining and protecting water quality, the mission of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Agricultural Committee will be to enhance agriculture through sound environmental stewardship and provide guidance for an agricultural program within the Cayuga Lake Watershed.
Representatives of the following organizations developed the structure of the committee: County Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Cornell Cooperative Extension. These organizations agreed on a structure of individual county producer representation according to a percent of agricultural land in the watershed on the whole. It was a consensus of the group that the Committee should consist of 11 agricultural producers according to the following membership: Tompkins County (3), Cayuga County (3), Seneca County (2), Cortland County (1), Schuyler County (1), and one seat determined by the other ten committee members as at-large.
Agricultural Advisory Committee Members
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CLW IO 2004