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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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. 
Aplicación disponible en español.

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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! 

Survey Information Online Survey Link

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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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