Leasing Land to the New Generation of Farmers


November 2 - 02:00 pm


November 3 - 05:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leasing-land-to-the-new-generation-of-farmers-registration-74706255421

National Young Farmers Coalition

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-young-farmers-coalition-14322748302
A workshop for Hudson Valley farmland owners that will help you understand the challenges and benefits of leasing land to a young farmer.

Farm businesses depend on much more than good soil

A healthy farm business also depends on appropriate production infrastructure, access to markets, access to capital, and much more. For farmers who lease land, their property owners are essential partners in helping them access many of the building blocks of a successful farm business.

If you are a Hudson Valley landowner interested in leasing to a beginning farmer, join us to learn about:

  • What kinds of investments or changes might be necessary to turn your property into a working small farm.
  • Best practices for leasing land to a beginning farmer.
  • The racial disparities in access to farmland, and how you can design a land access opportunity that supports racial equity.
  • Programs and resources in New York that will help you find beginning farmers seeking land access opportunities.

Questions? Email land@youngfarmers.org.

1 Workshop, 2 Days and Locations

The same workshop will be held on consecutive days in different locations for the convenience of attendees. Please register for only one workshop.

  • Saturday, Nov 2 @ 2pm at Hidden Acres Farm in Crawford (Orange County)
  • Sunday, Nov 3 @ 2pm at Full Circus Farm in Pine Plains (Dutchess County)

Address details and arrival instructions will be shared with registered attendees in a reminder email prior to the event.

Workshop Agenda

  • Narrative farm tour highlighting the investments needed to turn the property into a working small farm, led by the farmers and landowners.
  • Presentation: Beginning farmers and racial disparities in land access, led by Gabriela Pereyra, FARMroots Beginning Farmer Program Manager at GrowNYC.
  • Presentation: Best practices for leasing land to a beginning farmer, led by Jack Hornickel, Esq, Business Planning and Legal Specialist at GrowNYC.
  • Presentation: Using the NY Farmland Finder to post land access opportunities and identify farmers for your property, led by Mike Parker, Program Associate at the National Young Farmers Coalition.

The event will begin promptly at 2pm and will last about 3 hours.


This workshop is organized by the National Young Farmers Coalition (youngfarmers.org) and GrowNYC (grownyc.org), two NY-based non-profit organizations that assist beginning farmers with land access opportunities.

The workshop is offered free of charge thanks to the Farmland for a New Generation New York program, in partnership with American Farmland Trust. Visit nyfarmlandfinder.org for more information.

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