Columbia Land Conservancy

The Columbia Land Conservancy’s FARM (Farmland Access, Resources, and Matching) Program helps farmers and non-operating farmland owners utilize a wide variety of land access and conservation tools available to them, including a variety of different leasing structures, partnerships, farm management, purchasing land using farmland protection tools such as donation or purchase of development rights, and other related services and programs designed to help farmers build equity and secure their businesses.  CLC also partners with Dutchess Land Conservancy on our farmland matching program.

We are looking forward to strengthening our collaboration with other FNGNY program partners over this next year, exchanging information to better serve our farming community and connecting our local farmers to resources from across New York State.  We believe that this work will help us facilitate more secure land tenure agreements between farmers and non-operating landowners, lead to more farmland transfers to beginning farmers, and educate our local community about farmland conservation tools.


Sam Calhoun

518-392-5252 ext. 219

[email protected]

Counties Served

  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess