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2019 Genesee Land Trust Information Sessions


NYSDAM Farmland Protection Implementation Grant

2019 Genesee Land Trust Information Sessions

For Farmers and Farmland Owners

Wednesday, September 11: Williamson Town Hall, 6380 State Route 21, Williamson

Tuesday, September 17: Palmyra Town Hall, 1180 Canandaigua Rd, Palmyra

Monday, September 23: Chili Town Hall, 3333 Chili Avenue, Rochester

Tuesday, October 1: Town of Parma VFW Post 6105, 550 Peck Road, Hilton

All sessions start at 6:30 PM. Attendance at one of the Informational Sessions is highly recommended for applicants interested in participating in this grant round.

New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Farmland Protection Implementation Grant Round is anticipated in Spring 2020. The Farmland Protection Program protects agricultural land through Conservation Easements with the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR). Conservation Easements allow landowners to prevent productive farmland from being lost to development, receive payment for their land’s development value, while still maintaining ownership of their land.

Anticipated Timeline

  • Early Fall 2019 – Information sessions offered

  • Wednesday, September 11: Williamson Town Hall, 6380 State Route 21, Williamson

  • Tuesday, September 17: Palmyra Town Hall, 1180 Canandaigua Rd, Palmyra

  • Monday, September 23: Chili Town Hall, 3333 Chili Avenue, Rochester

  • Tuesday, October 1: Town of Parma VFW Post 6105, 550 Peck Road, Hilton

  • December 13, 2019 – Pre-applications due to Genesee Land Trust

  • Mid-February 2020 – Genesee Land Trust determines which applications to submit to NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

  • Spring 2020 – Applications due to NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

  • Late Fall 2020 – Notice of Grant Awards by NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

  • Summer 2021 – Contract between Genesee Land Trust & NYS signed; process for purchase of development rights begins

  • 2023 to 2026 – Close on conservation easement; landowner receives payment for development rights

  • Anytime – Genesee Land Trust staff available to discuss specific farms and answer questions

For information contact Liz Sheehan: lsheehan@geneseelandtrust.org 585-256-2130

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