State Farmland Protection Grant Informational Workshop in Greenwich

Upcoming Events

Nov 29, Managing Your Woods ----------------------------------------
Dec 4, State Farmland Protection Grant Informational Workshop in Greenwich ----------------------------------------
Dec 5, State Farmland Protection Grant Informational Workshop in Troy ----------------------------------------
<      >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
State Farmland Protection Grant Informational Workshop In Greenwich - Details
Add to Outlook Calender Add to outlook calendar    Print Event Print details
Where: Agricultural Stewardship Association, 2531 State Rt. 40, Greenwich, NY 12834 (US).
Date: 04 Dec, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm -   9:00 pm
Show Location map
 
Event description:

BreezeHollowDairyTwo upcoming informational sessions, free and open to the public, are being held so that local farmers may learn more about the competitive state Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) grants. The workshops will discuss the parameters of the state program so farmers can determine whether it might be suitable for their farms and how to apply for funding. The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) is accepting pre-applications for the state farmland protection program through December 31st. Attending the workshop is not a prerequisite to complete the pre-application, but is highly encouraged.

The state program provides financial compensation to farmers who voluntarily wish to conserve their farms for agricultural use by selling their development rights. Farmers often use the funds to make improvements on the farm, expand or diversify their operation, purchase support land, help transfer the farm to the next generation, reduce debt, or establish a retirement fund.

For the selected pre-applications, ASA, with the endorsement of the Washington and Rensselaer counties Agricultural and Farmland Protection Boards, writes the grants free of charge and submits them to the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markers for consideration. The state ranks the proposals on a regional basis.

RSVPs are greatly appreciated. Be sure to indicate which workshop you plan to attend. Each session is identical in content. Copies of the pre-application are available here, by emailing renee@agstewardship.org or stopping at ASA’s office.

ASA was founded 27 years ago as a non-profit land trust focusing on farmland conservation in Washington and Rensselaer counties. Today, ASA has conserved nearly 18,000 acres on 114 farms.
For more information visit www.agstewardship.org

Registration options:
Add to cart Qty Ticket Name Ticket Price
PDR Grant Workshop at ASA Free Registration

The Latest NEWS

Happy kids for web

Happy Kids Farm

Patrick and Peggy McLenithan donate their development rights on Happy Kids Farm to ASA. "I couldn't see it destroyed. It would have eaten my soul. This land is meant to be farmed."  - Patrick

Read more...

12670260 1108405455845064 8830199603856922594 n

Philpott Farm

Preserving the agricultural heritage of our community and keeping this land available for farming in the future has always been our goal.” – Carleton Philpott

Learn more

Annie  Zack lightened up

Laughing Earth

"We live in a populated area and we are really happy to know that this land will be here, capable of producing food forever." – Annie Metzger

Read more...

 


Follow us on Social Media

 

 Instagram logofacebook    twitter   YouTube

Instagram: AgStewardshipAssociation

Twitter: @ASAFarmland