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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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American Farmland Trust Receives Grant to Engage New Yorkers in Farmland Conservation

American Farmland Trust has received a grant of $25,000 from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program to support the development of a long-range communications campaign to attract and mobilize new audiences to work together to protect farmland from development in New York. “The Conservation Partnership Program investments in land conservation boost property values, protect public health […]

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A Fresh Look at Farming in Erie County

Erie County is about as far west as you can get and still be in New York. Home to Buffalo, the state’s second largest city, 22 percent of Erie County’s land is being farmed. Development pressure on farmland outside Buffalo remains intense while in the city, urban farms are springing up on abandoned lots. It’s […]

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