Farmland for a New Generation New York 2021 Regional Navigator Application

Farmland for a New Generation New York (FNG-NY) is a program coordinated by American Farmland Trust, with support from the State of New York, that helps farmers seeking land and landowners wanting to keep their land in farming.  The program offers a statewide Resource Center and a network of Regional Navigators, partner organizations with dedicated staff, to offer information and personal assistance to farmers and landowners across New York.   

Now Accepting Applications for Farmland for a New Generation New York Regional Navigators  

American Farmland Trust (AFT), with support from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, is pleased to announce the continuation of the FNG-NY Regional Navigator program, including Regional Navigator Grants. 

FNG-NY Regional Navigators offer specialized expertise to assist beginning farmers in finding land as well as aiding senior farmers and non-farming landowners in making their land available for farming and transferring their farmland. Regional Navigators serve as advisors, applying knowledge of regional conditions and resources to offer support tailored to address local needs through one-on-one assistance, workshops and networking events.  

Regional Navigator Application 

Non-profit organizations and groups with fiscal sponsorship working with farmers and landowners on supporting access to and transfer of farmland in New York are encouraged to apply. Please use the Regional Navigator Application and Guidelines to apply to be a Regional Navigator and to apply for a Regional Navigator Grant, if applicable. If applying for a Regional Navigator Grant, please also submit the Regional Navigator Grant Budget form.

Regional Navigator Application & Guidelines

Regional Navigator Grant Budget Form

The deadline for all Regional Navigator applications is 5:00 pm ET Friday, August 20th, 2021. 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Molly Johnston-Heck, American Farmland Trust’s Regional Farmland for a New Generation Manager, at (315) 565-1538 or [email protected].  

Want to learn more about the application process? We held an informational webinar on July 14th to review the application in detail and answer questions. View the recording here.