12 September 2014 07:55AM
There is still time to register for the first of four Down to Earth workshops: Introduction to Farmland Leasing* is offered on September 13 at 10 am by the Columbia and Dutchess Land Conservancies at Red Devon Market, Bar and Restaurant; 108 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall, NY. Panelists will be farmers and landowners currently engaged in lease relationships along with an attorney familiar with lease agreements. There will be a great opportunity for networking at the end of the workshop.
To RSVP, please go to our website or email Elizabeth Phillips. For more information, please contact Marissa Codey, 518. 392. 5252, ext. 211.
Down to Earth is a series of working farms workshops that explore leasing farmland. The workshops support the increase in agriculture in Columbia and Dutchess Counties by showing landowners and farmers how to navigate the farmer landowner arrangements, including leases, insurance, and the Agricultural Property Tax Assessments. The workshops are closely connected to our Farmer Landowner Match Program, which was expanded in mid-2013 to Dutchess County through CLC’s partnership with the Dutchess Land Conservancy. This collaboration is designed to connect more landowners looking to have their land farmed with farmers seeking land. All Down to Earth workshops are free of charge, and refreshments are provided.
The schedule for the remaining three workshops is as follows:
Farm Transfer and Estate Planning**: Wednesday, September 24, 6:30pm
Planning Your Farm – Meet the Professionals: Tuesday, October 21, 7:00pm
Effective Farmland Lease Drafting and Dispute Resolution:Sat., Nov. 1, 10:00am
*Co-sponsored by the American Farmland Trust, Winnakee Land Trust
**Co-sponsored by the American Farmland Trust, NY FarmLink