Saratoga PLAN

Saratoga PLAN is a private, independent not-for-profit organization serving the people and communities of Saratoga County so they can accomplish their goals of preserving rural character, wildlife habitats, and scenic beauty, ensuring that this region remains a wonderful place to live, visit, work and farm for generations to come. Saratoga PLAN has conserved over 3,200 acres of farmland to date and has over 1,400 acres in active farmland conservation projects. PLAN acknowledges that the lands it conserves are ancestral homelands of Mohican, Mohawk and Abenaki people.

Our Farmland Access programming focused on Saratoga County includes connecting farmland owners and farmers seeking land as well as hosting workshops, distributing publications and providing direct consultations with farmers and non-farming farmland owners on topics including evaluation of farmland, farmland leasing, farmland needs for new and beginning farmers, farmland conservation and more.

Regions Served

Capital Region, Saratoga 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. 

2023-2024 Online Course List Learn More

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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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