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Category Archives: Agriculture and Environment

New York City Watershed Delegation Visits Long Island to Discuss Protecting Water and Strengthening Agriculture

American Farmland Trust brought a delegation from New York City’s watershed to Suffolk County on Long Island this week. For over a century, New York City’s drinking water has come from reservoirs in the Catskill region. In the early 1990s, a voluntary program was established in the watershed to help farmers protect water quality, allowing […]

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American Farmland Trust Receives Grant To Expand Local Markets For Farmers Through Farm To Institution New York State Partnership

The Local Economies Project  of the New World Foundation has awarded American Farmland Trust (AFT) a grant of $200,000 to enable the Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) partnership to create new economic opportunities for New York’s farmers while improving the health of New Yorkers by increasing the amount of locally grown food served in institutions. “The […]

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Training Professionals To Aid Transition to Next Generation in the Northeast

Farmland Advisors, a training program on farm transfer and farmland access options led by American Farmland Trust and Land For Good, convened 70 agricultural professionals from across New England and New York in Albany on November 18th and 19th. “Getting ‘face time’ amongst colleagues and future collaborators is really what this work is all about—and the conference […]

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Harvesting Opportunities in New York 2013 Conference Inspires & Educates

Last month, at American Farmland Trust’s (AFT) Harvesting Opportunities in New York conference over 200 participants gathered to focus on issues surrounding local farm and food economies and farmland conservation. It was an exciting day of great speakers, standing-room-only workshops and delicious food and drink, along with much high-spirited networking.   David Haight, New York State director for […]

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AFT’s New York Council Tours Farms in New York City Watershed

To celebrate the Watershed Agricultural Council’s20th anniversary, American Farmland Trust’s New York Advisory Council took a farm tour led by Fred Huneke, chairman of the Watershed Agricultural Council board, and Craig Cashman, the Council’s executive director. The group discussed this globally significant partnership between farmers and New York City residents to sustain agriculture and clean […]

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