ONEONTA, N.Y. — In collaboration with Land for Good and Otsego Land Trust, and as part of its mission to increase the number and diversity of successful farm enterprises in New York, the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) is hosting two workshops to facilitate farmland access in the Northern Catskills.
- Delaware County: Saturday, April 1st: 10am-12pm | Bushel | 84 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753
- Otsego County: Saturday, April 8th 10am-12pm | Fly Creek Area Historical Society | 210 Cemetery Rd, Fly Creek, NY 13337
How To Lease Land to Farmers is a FREE two-hour workshop for landowners interested in leasing to farm enterprises and will cover topics such as: Types of farm operations – pros and cons; Listings and opportunities; Valuing farmland and determining lease rates; Elements of a sustainable farm lease; Tax exemptions and easement opportunities and more.
The workshop will be held twice: once April 1st in Delaware County at Bushel Collective in Delhi and again April 8th at the Fly Creek Area Historical Society.Both workshops are on Saturdays from 10am until noon. CADE will continue to offer consultation post-workshop and will facilitate connection to farmers looking to begin or relocate farm businesses. The workshop is designed to help landowners take advantage of agricultural tax exemptions while preserving regional farmland and improving the quality and diversity of available food in the region.
CADE (cadefarms.org) connects farm and food producers to resources by providing professional, individualized and confidential business and marketing consulting to agricultural entrepreneurs. For the past 25 years, CADE has been a key partner in building a vibrant local food system, in which locally owned agricultural businesses thrive and consumers are nourished by healthy sustainably produced food.
Otsego Land Trust (otsegolandtrust.org) conserves our natural heritage of woodlands, farmlands, and waters that sustain rural communities, promote public health, support wildlife diversity and inspire the human spirit.
Land for Good’s (landforgood.org) mission is to ensure the future of farming in New England by putting more farmers more securely on more land.
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