Agricultural Stewardship Association

Primary Contact

Laura Kipper


[email protected]

Additional Contacts

Janet Britt [email protected]

The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) is a community-based accredited land trust dedicated to working with landowners in the Upper Hudson Valley to protect farms and forest land from development using conservation easements.  Our mission also includes activities to support the vibrant agricultural economy of our region and to help identify the next generation of farmers.

As a Regional Navigator with Farmland for a New Generation New York, ASA seeks to connect retiring farmers and landowners with farmers in search of land to continue the strong tradition of farming in the Upper Hudson Valley region. ASA hosts workshops on diverse topics such as farmland evaluation, agricultural assessment, elements of a good lease, estate and succession planning, and the role of conservation easements in keeping farmland available and affordable for future generations. We also provide one-on-one support, including making connections among farming peers, and visiting prospective properties with farmers looking for land.

Regions Served

Capital Region, Rensselaer County, Washington County

Ag Updates

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Applications Open for Dairy Funding Accelerator Program

The Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) has opened applications for its upcoming Northeast Dairy Funding Accelerator (DFA) program. The 20-month intensive training curriculum will combine virtual and in-person sessions, as well as group and personalized Business Technical Assistance (BTA) training to help each participant meet their individualized needs. Funding for the program is being provided by the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC). Applications are being accepted until December 1, 2023.

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The Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Fellowship Program is seeking participants!

The Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Fellowship (CAMF) Program is designed to empower farmers and agricultural advisors to gain and share both the knowledge and tools needed to be resilient in the face of climate uncertainty.  This cohort-based learning opportunity is for farmers and agricultural advisors who are interested in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies and planning, as well as peer-to-peer networking and support. Applications are due by midnight on November 11th, 2023. 

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Register Now for Cornell Small Farms Online Courses!

Are you thinking about starting a small farm? Do you already have a farm that you're looking to expand? Invest in your professional development and you'll see the returns in your business. The Cornell Small Farms Program offers a suite of more than 30 online courses, primarily taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. 

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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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