Peconic Land Trust

Primary Contact

Jacqueline Wilson

(631) 283-3195 ext. 143

[email protected]

Additional Contacts

Dan Heston [email protected]

Jessie McSwane [email protected] 631-283-3195 ext.30

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

Ag Updates

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Retiro de Caminos hacia la agricultura

Retiro Caminos hacia la agricultura es una experiencia de aprendizaje de tres días para personas que tienen curiosidad sobre una carrera en la agricultura, pero no están segures de cómo empezar. La fecha de entrega para solicitudes es el 30 de abril de 2024 antes de las 12 p.m. EST. 

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Glynwood and GrowNYC Announce the Pathways to Farming Retreat

The Pathways to Farming Retreat is a three day learning experience for people who are curious about a career in farming but are unsure of how to start. This retreat will include hands-on service learning, introductory lessons about farming as a career, and opportunities to connect with a wide range of agriculture professionals from the Hudson Valley region. Application due by April 30th. 

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Sky High Farm Grant Opportunity for awards up to $25,000

Sky High will make at least $350,000 in grants (total) to individuals working in agriculture, food justice, and/or land sovereignty. Applications will be prioritized among those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual, and those working in communities historically exploited and harmed by the existing industrial agricultural system. 
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2024 New York Cash Rent Survey

We get asked all the time what average rental rates are for a county or region! Cornell Cooperative Extension is working to survey farmers, farmland landowners, and agribusiness professionals to create an up-to-date snapshot of farmland rental rates and custom harvest fees. Your response to this survey will help us to provide the most accurate information! 

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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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