Peconic Land Trust

The Peconic Land Trust conserves Long Island's working farms, natural lands, and heritage for our communities now and in the future. Since 1983, the Trust has been assisting landowners and communities in the protection of land through conservation planning, the acquisition of land, development rights, and conservation easements through gift and purchase, as well as the stewardship of protected land. Peconic Land Trust has completed more than 500 public and private conservation projects, resulting in the protection of more than 12,000 acres of land on Long Island. 

The Peconic Land Trust staff will incorporate the tools and statewide program of Farmland for a New Generation New York to assist existing and new farm operations on Long Island. The program will be integrated with the Trust's Farms for the Future Initiative, which actively seeks to not only protect farmland - particularly that which is threatened by development - but to also grow the resource. Peconic Land Trust's primary objectives are to (1) explore and refine a new set of conservation tools and techniques that address the issues of farmland accessibility, affordability, and sustainability; (2) buy, protect, rebuild, and resell farms to farmers; and (3) develop and expand their Farmland Leasing Program. 

Regions Served

Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County

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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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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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