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Harvesting Opportunities in New York conference, November 15, 2012

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2012 Conference a Huge Success!


2012 Protected Farms in New York [PDF]



Photos from: Harvesting Opportunities in New York 2012, American Farmland Trust

 In the News

NY Towns Share Their Stories of Farm Planning (Lancaster Farming, December 1, 2012)

Conference Presentations

Conference Track 1 • Buy Local: Growing Local Food Economies

Workshop 1B • What’s In It for Us? Motivating Institutions to Buy Locally

Gary Kleppel, Professor and Director, Biodiversity Conservation and Policy Program, University at Albany SUNY
Think Globally, Eat Locally: Bringing Local Food to College [PDF]

Conference Track 2 • Support Local Agriculture & Protect Farmland in Your Community

Workshop 2A • Planning for Agriculture: Communities Taking Action in New York

Scott Copey, Chairman, Town of Parma Farmland & Open Space Preservation Committee
Town of Parma Farmland Protection Plan [PDF]

Shelley Stein, Stein Farms, Genesee County Legislator
LeRoy New York Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan [PDF]

Sue Bassin, Ancram Agricultural Advisory Committee
Town of Ancram Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan [PDF]

Workshop 2B • Increasing Opportunities for the Next Generation of Farmers to Secure Land

Daniel Welch, Business & Succession Planning Coordinator, New York FarmLink
NY FarmLink: Planning for Farm Transers [PDF]

Conference Track 3 • Spread the Word about Local Food Economies & Protecting Farmland

Workshop 3B • Making an Effective Case for Local Agriculture and Farmland Conservation

John Stouffer, Environmental Policy Analyst, Office of the New York State Comptroller
Farming’s Economic Contribution [PDF]

Todd Schmit, Associate Professor, Dyson School Applied Economic Management, Cornell University
Examining Agricultural Contributions to the New York State Economy [PDF]

Steve Rosenberg, Senior Vice President; Executive Director, Scenic Hudson
Securing New York City’s “Foodshed [PDF]

Workshop 3C • Using 21st Century Communication Tools to Build a Movement

Nate Simms, Filmmaker
Brunswick [link to film trailer]

Katie Piretti, Senior Marketing Specialist, Harvest to Hand Smart Phone Application, Farm Family Insurance Companies
Harvest to Hand [PDF]



Senator Kirsten Gillibrand shared her support for the
Harvesting Opportunities in New York conference.

Download the Letter from Sen. Gillibrand [PDF]


Download Conference Program [PDF]



One Comment

  1. Posted July 25, 2014 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    farmer is backbone of nation. thank you to farmer

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