Farmland Protection

Cornfield and windmills under windy sky in Lowville
Jacqueline Humphrey

Farmers on conserved land are managing for a changing climate

Farmers are innovators, part of the solution

When Lynn Murray conserved his farm in 2015, in the town of Champion, his goal was to ensure that his kids could take over the…

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Albert standing next to a field of rolled hale bales

Farming with the future in mind

When conservation is the right thing to do

The Desormeaux’s farm isn’t just rolling meadows with cows, vast fields that turn golden in the fall, and picturesque barns. It’s also a demonstration of…

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field in front of out buildings

Local families conserve Tug Hill’s farms, while there’s still time

What's at Stake

Jonathan Northrop grew up on a dairy farm and dreamt of his own. But as surrounding farms were developed, and land prices increased, he worried…

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Bob on a tractor

200 Years and Counting

A remarkable man conserves his family’s land “Our family came to this area in 1800, just after the Town of Norway was formed. My great,…

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fox kit
Joshua Eaves

Four Quick Facts About Conservation Easements

Are you interested in exploring if land conservation might be right for you, or for someone you know? Here are some quick facts that might…

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family farm

“It’s a win for our community”

Dairy Grants

When Harold and Anna Sullivan purchased their dairy farm in 1947 on Roberts Road in the Town of Denmark, in Lewis County, they carried with…

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Song Sparrow up close
McRae Douglas

Is conservation right for you, or someone you know?

Would you like to protect your land? Do you know someone who might be interested in protecting their farm, woodlands or wetlands?  People protect their…

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NYS farmland protection grants

Conserving Farms Under Threat

Imagine what it’s like to have worked on your family farm, one that your family has cared for and owned for generations, only to see…

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Cow Pasture in the Fog
Jennifer VanAmber

When Farmland Matters

Local family considers national security, family, and community

“This land is part of our family, our community. It becomes part of who you are.” – Ed Siebels Across the country, and here in…

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Jones Fire
Michael Parker

A Farm Rises from Ashes

Terry Jones worked on his farm in Trenton for 50 years. It was passed down from his grandfather and is his home, his livelihood, his…

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