MADISON CO., N.Y. — In February 2019 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County (CCE-MC) was announced as one of 20 Regional Navigators as part of the Farmland for a New Generation New York, a partnership between American Farmland Trust – NY, the State of New York, agricultural land trusts, and agricultural support organizations across the state.
This program offers a statewide Resource Center with expert advisers and a website featuring training materials and listings of farmers in search of land as well as land available for farming. Farmland for a New Generation New York offers services to help farmland seekers – new farmers and younger generations of farm families – while supporting retiring farmers and other farmland owners in successfully transferring their farms. This statewide initiative includes:
- An online directory of available farm properties across New York and profiles of farmers in search of land
- Trainings, materials, and model documents to educate and support farmers and landowners
- Experienced staff who offer a first point of contact to navigate key topics tied to accessing and transferring farmland
- A pathway to find and access more technical expertise available to support farmers and landowners
Whether you are a landowner looking for a farmer to keep/put your land into agricultural production, or a farmer looking for some additional land, this initiative can help! If you’re located in Madison County, staff at CCE-MC can work with you to create a profile for your farmland, or for yourself as a farmer seeking land. Contact Karin Bump at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315)684-3001, ext. 104. Watch our website http://madisoncountycce.org and our Facebook (Cornell Cooperative Extension Madison County) for more information and upcoming trainings.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting our office. For further assistance or information please call (315) 684-3001.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County
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