Agriculture in the GLOW Region
In Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties we boast almost 2,300 farms with over 730,000 acres in farmland. Those farms generate over $880 million per year in sales and support over 5,500 jobs directly on the farms. As a general rule, the economic impact for NY Agriculture production is 1.8 times the revenue, so our farm sales equate to $1.6 billion in economic impact - supplies and services purchased, wages, taxes paid, etc. This production is also the basis for about $15.6 billion in food and agricultural processing. Career exploration for this job market is hot right now with many in the agriculture industry reporting more openings than they can fill. The available jobs require a wide range of skill and education levels, ranging from entry level farm work requiring a GED or High School Diploma to large animal veterinarian (a doctorate degree) & everything in-between. Highlighted below are 10 of our area's top agricultural opportunities.