Farmland Protection Information Session
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -- 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Williamson Town Hall, 6380 State Route 21, Williamson
Are you a farmer or farmland owner interested in preserving your farm
for generations to come? Genesee Land Trust is hosting an information
session on the upcoming New York State Department of Agriculture &
Markets Farmland Protection Implementation Grant. The Farmland
Protection Program protects agricultural land through the use of
Conservation Easements with the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR).
Conservation Easements are an equitable way for landowners to prevent
productive farmland from being lost to development. Interested
landowners can receive payment for their land’s development value in
exchange for granting the permanent Conservation Easement, while still
maintaining ownership of their land.
Topics covered at this information session include:
- What is a conservation easement?
- Benefits and challenges of a conservation easement
- Purchase of development rights & valuation
- Program application process
- Timeline and process if awarded a grant