WARSAW, N.Y. — Wyoming County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board is again partnering with the Genesee Valley Conservancy (GVC), Wyoming County Planning & Development Department and Cornell Cooperative Extension to provide information about the NYS Farmland Protection Program. Farms who want to submit a pre-application to the Board for consideration for application to NYS for the State for a purchase development rights grant to protect their farmland with a conservation easement for agricultural use in perpetuity must participate in an informational meeting.
A Farmland Protection Informational Meeting will be held in Wyoming County at the Agriculture and Business Center, 36 Center Street, Warsaw on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Livingston County will host a similar meeting on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Livingston County Government Center, 6 Court Street, Geneseo. Registrations for the workshops are being taken by Genesee Valley Conservancy. One can register on-line at: https://www.geneseevalleyconservancy.org/farmland or by calling 585-243-2190.
Together with GVC, Wyoming County has protected 3,103 acres from 4 farms. GVC has is under contract to protect another 4,263 acres on another 4 farms. They have one more project that would protect 1,325 acres ready to go when funding becomes available, hopefully in the spring of 2022. These farmland protection projects have been funded by the NYS Farmland Protection Implementation Grants Program.
If you have questions prior to the informational meetings, please reach out to James Bragg, Wyoming County Senior Planner at, email@example.com or 585-786-8820; Matt Halladay at the Conservancy, firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-243-2257; or Joan Petzen at Cornell Cooperative Extension, email@example.com or 585-786-2251.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Wyoming County