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American Farmland Trust’s New President Andrew McElwaine Coming to New York

American Farmland Trust is pleased to announce that our new president, Andrew McElwaine, will be speaking at the Harvesting Opportunities in New York conference in downtown Albany , on November 20. McElwaine succeeds Jon Scholl and brings more than 30 years in land and water conservation to his new role at AFT. “My plan is […]

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True Grit: Diane Held Featured in Edible Buffalo’s “Women in Agriculture” Issue

The spring issue of Edible Buffalo  spotlighting “Women in Agriculture” includes a profile of American Farmland Trust’s Senior New York Field Manager Diane Held, who manages projects to improve access to farmland for the state’s next generation of farmers. After graduating from Cornell with a degree in agriculture and receiving a master’s in environmental  studies […]

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New Reports Connect Protecting Farmland with Local Food and Beginning Farmers

Three reports have just been released pointing to farmland conservation as essential to local food security and helping the next generation of farmers begin farming. Securing Fresh, Local Food for New York City and the Hudson Valley: A Foodshed Conservation Plan for the Region,  recently released by Scenic Hudson, provides a strategic approach to conserving […]

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Save the Date!

Harvesting Opportunities in New York, November 20, Albany The second annual Harvesting Opportunities in New York: Growing Local Food Economies and Protecting Farmland conference will be held on November 20 in Albany. The business of growing and selling food is a major contributor to New York’s economy. Farms annually sell billions of dollars in products […]

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American Farmland Trust Awarded Grants to Help Beginning Farmers & Save Farmland

Last month, American Farmland Trust was awarded two Conservation Partnership Program Grants. The Conservation Partnership Program is a public-private partnership between the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Land Trust Alliance that invests in New York land trusts.  “This program is unique in the nation,” said Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens. “The […]

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