Transitioning to Supervisor Ag Workforce Course

January 27, 2021 (All day)

This is the course you’ve been waiting for: how to lead people in your farm business! Learn the essential skills for supervising more effectively and creating a great place to work. This program helps farm supervisors and managers learn and apply human resource management practices and leadership skills that foster rewarding workplaces and drive business results. Confident managers who thoughtfully apply leadership and management skills improve employee performance, develop teams, reduce employee turnover, and increase employee engagement. The courses within the certificate program will offer extensive practice and engagement activities to build confidence and skill sets. Register by January 27th, 2021!

Part-Time Farmer Tax School

January 28, 2021 - 6:30pm


Dayton Maxwell and Steve Hadcock will be prepared to answer these and other tax related questions for you during this meeting. Steve and Dayton will not only discuss income tax concepts, they will also cover Agricultural Value Assessment, Building Exemptions, sales tax regulations and Farmers School Tax Credit.

Farm Law 101 Webinar

February 2, 2021 - 10:00am


Join New York Kitchen and the Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative for Farm Law 101, an introduction to key legal topics for farmers and those interested in starting a farm business. Legal issues affect almost every aspect of establishing and growing a successful and resilient farm business – from leasing or buying land, forming a business entity, hiring workers, creating sales relationships, to getting insurance, and more. This program is a user-friendly primer designed to help both established and aspiring farmers identify key legal issues and know when to seek legal advice.

Agricultural Exemptions for NYS Farmers

February 2, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online via Zoom

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County in partnership with Farmland for the New Generation New York will present a workshop on Agricultural Exemptions for NYS Farmers. On February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. come and learn about a variety of agricultural tax abatement and incentive programs available to you!

-Agricultural Assessment
-Farmers School Property Tax Credit
-Ag Building and Structure Exemptions
-Temporary Greenhouse Exemptions
-Sales & Fuel Tax Exemption
-Commercial Business & Industrial Property Exemption
-Newly Planted Orchard & Vineyard Exemption
-And more!

Everything You Need to Know About Agricultural Acreage for Realtors

February 10, 2021 - 9:00am

virtual meeting via zoom

The Agricultural Stewardship Association is presenting a program led by Jennifer Fimbel, Dutchess County Senior Resource Educator for Agriculture and Regional Navigator, for realtors who work with agricultural properties. This virtual workshop will provide resources and information to help realtors evaluate farms and vacant land, and to understand how zoning, agricultural districts and conservation easements may affect a property.

Farmland Protection in Practice - Erie County

February 22, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online via Zoom

In 2002, Town of Clarence residents overwhelmingly voted for a $12.5 million bond to fund the Greenprint, a highly successful program that has preserved over 1,500 acres of farmland at a lower than expected cost to taxpayers. In 2014, then supervisor David Hartzell told the Buffalo News, “Any time you spend money in a municipality, there is always some kind of blowback, but this is the only program where I have yet to receive any complaint,” adding that “the Greenprint was a major reason that Moody’s Investment Services raised the town’s bond credit rating, because the program increases property values and makes Clarence a more desirable place to live.” Participants will learn more about how Clarence has benefited from the program and how the program was implemented.