The Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN) is a partnership of organizations, coordinated by American Farmland Trust, dedicated to facilitating farm transfers and making farmland accessible to the next generation of farmers in the Hudson Valley. This spring, HVFN launched a series of workshops. On April 8, 45 participants attended a Farm Transfer and Estate Planning workshop in Greenwich co-hosted by the Agricultural Stewardship Association and NY FarmNet/NY FarmLink. “I really appreciated HVFN bringing this workshop to Greenwich,” said John Hand of Hand Melon Farm. “It’s the jump start farmers need to start the planning process.” Another workshop was help in Orange County in May. Panels feature local farmers and landowners with leasing experience as well as legal expertise from local professionals.
The next workshop in this series will be held in Ballston Spa, NY at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County office, on Thursday, 6/26 from 6-9pm.