Farmland for New Generation New York

Farmland for a New Generation New York imageLooking for someone to farm your land? Looking for some farmland?

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Herkimer County 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 Herkimer County, staff at CCE Herkimer County can help! We will work with you to create a profile for your farmland, or for yourself as a farmer seeking land. Looking to lease your land to a farmer but don’t know the first place to start? Contact Garet Livermore at gdl56@cornell.edu or (315)866-7920 x232. Trainings will be conducted focusing on leasing, financial planning, searching for and marketing land for agricultural use, and how to plan for the future.

If you’d like to list your land to connect with someone looking to farm, OR you are looking to create a profile so you can search for farmland, contact Garet Livermore at (315) 866-7920 or email gdl56@cornell.edu to schedule a time to meet! We can also help create template leases and offer other technical assistance! We look forward to working with you to help keep agriculture strong in Herkimer County. For more information, see NY Farmland Finder

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