About

Farmland for a New Generation New York (FNG-NY) is a program coordinated by American Farmland Trust – in partnership with the State of New York, agricultural organizations, land trusts, and others – that helps farmers seeking land and landowners who want to keep their land in farming.

HOW WE WORK

We provide resources and services to help farmland seekers – new farmers and younger generations of farm families – while supporting elder generations and other farmland owners in successfully transferring their farms.

FNG-NY offers the New York Farmland Finder website, which includes a directory of available farm properties across the state and profiles of farmers seeking land, listings of on-farm jobs, upcoming events, and a searchable library of resources to educate and support farmers and landowners.

We also coordinate a statewide network of Regional Navigators, or partner organizations with dedicated staff that provide training and on-the-ground customized support for farmers and landowners. 

ABOUT OUR TEAM

American Farmland Trust staff serve as the first point of contact for farmers and landowners seeking support from the Farmland for a New Generation New York program.

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Alexandra Morency (she/her)

Farmland for a New Generation New York Program Assistant

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Ignacio Villa (he/him)

New York Program Specialist - Especialista del Programa Nueva York

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Tim Biello (he/him)

New York Program Specialist

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Kiani Conley-Wilson (they/them)

New York Regional Program Coordinator

Molly Johnston-Heck

Molly Johnston-Heck (she/her)

Regional Farmland for a New Generation Manager

Collectively, the FNG-NY team has a broad range of experience in key topics related to accessing and transferring land, including developing farm business or succession plans, evaluating farm properties, preparing land for agriculture, fostering equitable land access, conserving farmland, and more. Each profile created on the New York Farmland Finder website is reviewed by our staff and offered individual support.

Please contact us or a Regional Navigator with questions and to receive assistance with finding your farm, connecting with a farmer, or planning for your farm’s future.

Ag Updates

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Retiro de Caminos hacia la agricultura

Retiro Caminos hacia la agricultura es una experiencia de aprendizaje de tres días para personas que tienen curiosidad sobre una carrera en la agricultura, pero no están segures de cómo empezar. La fecha de entrega para solicitudes es el 30 de abril de 2024 antes de las 12 p.m. EST. 

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Glynwood and GrowNYC Announce the Pathways to Farming Retreat

The Pathways to Farming Retreat is a three day learning experience for people who are curious about a career in farming but are unsure of how to start. This retreat will include hands-on service learning, introductory lessons about farming as a career, and opportunities to connect with a wide range of agriculture professionals from the Hudson Valley region. Application due by April 30th. 

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Sky High Farm Grant Opportunity for awards up to $25,000

Sky High will make at least $350,000 in grants (total) to individuals working in agriculture, food justice, and/or land sovereignty. Applications will be prioritized among those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual, and those working in communities historically exploited and harmed by the existing industrial agricultural system. 
Aplicación disponible en español.

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2024 New York Cash Rent Survey

We get asked all the time what average rental rates are for a county or region! Cornell Cooperative Extension is working to survey farmers, farmland landowners, and agribusiness professionals to create an up-to-date snapshot of farmland rental rates and custom harvest fees. Your response to this survey will help us to provide the most accurate information! 

Survey Information Online Survey Link

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Looking for an on farm job or have a farm job you are hiring for?

Are you looking for a farm job? Are you a farm looking to hire help? Check out the 'Find a Farm Job' page on the New York Farmland Finder website! 

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