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 $1.8 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. The 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.