Updaw Farm

Location: Town of Rush, Monroe County

Size: 59 acres

Description: Updaw Farm is a conservation easement consisting of active agricultural land. The farm produces hay and provides a home for horses, donkeys, and goats.

History: This conservation easement was granted to Genesee Land Trust in 2019 through a donation by Dick Updaw combined with funding from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Farmland Protection Implementation Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service Agricultural Conservation Easement Program.

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Photos by Adam Montoya and Genesee Land Trust staff