Resources for landowners and farm businesses

Do you own a large parcel of land? Are you a farmer – owning or leasing farmland? Do you have questions about how you can save on taxes or expand/start your farm or forestry business? Below are organizations and resources that can provide support to help you reach your goals for your farm and your land, whether it be through tax reduction programs, land lease arrangements, or agricultural business development, etc.

Farmland for a New Generation New York  NY statewide farmland finder land/farmer matching program – find a farmer for your land or find land to farm

A Landowner’s Guide to Leasing Land for Farming

Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation All Albany County towns are members of this non-profit farm business support organization

Albany County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Capital Area Agriculture and Horticultural Program Part of Cornell Cooperative Extension

Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District

Albany County Farm Bureau

New York State Farm Bureau

Agricultural Districts program

NYS Agricultural Assessment program, NY Farm Bureau Ag Assessment Fact Sheet

NYS Farmer School Tax Credit

Albany County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board

Albany County Right to Farm Law 

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York

American Farmland Trust – New York Chapter

New York FarmNet  

480-a Forest Tax Law (conservation tax exemption program for 50 acres +)

Posting your land to protect private property

DEC Forest Stewardship Program (free site visit with a DEC Forester)

NYS DEC Lands and Waters 

Farm Credit East

Cornell Small Farms Program

National Young Farmers Coalition