Laying the Groundwork for Farmland Protection

December 7, 2020 - 7:00pm


This webinar will help attendees learn how to plan for farmland protection at the local level, including the elements of a good agricultural protection plan, and how to lay the groundwork for successful farmland protection grant applications.

What does it take to open a red-meat packing (slaughtering and/or processing facility) plant in NYS?

December 9, 2020 - 12:00pm


This webinar will lay out some of the primary considerations for opening a red meat slaughter and processing facility, from infrastructure to regulations and from labor to financing. Presenter Marty Broccoli of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Oneida County has 40 years of experience in the meat packing industry, and provides technical assistance for new plants in NY. Keith Schrader is a long-time beef farmer who owns Schrader Farms Meat Market, a USDA slaughterhouse in Romulus, NY. Both will share key tips and lessons learned, with ample time for Q&A.

Buy-Protect-Sell 101 Webinar

December 11, 2020 - 1:00pm


Are you considering a Buy-Protect-Sell project, or just want to learn more? If so, join AFT President and CEO John Piotti and a panel of practitioners from around the country for an introduction to BPS. We’ll discuss ways that projects can be financed and structured, and how practitioners identify and work with farm buyers to help provide the support they need to succeed. Hear stories of success and challenges practitioners should be prepared for. And come prepared with plenty of questions!