Finding Land to Farm


Finding Urban Land to Farm Online Series

  • Saturday, May 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Selecting Property for Farming: Choosing Wisely

Saturday, May 16, 10:00 am – 10:45 am


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) is hosting two on-line workshops for anyone looking for a place to start an urban farm or market garden in the City of Buffalo. Each session will include a presentation and time for questions.

The first session is entitled "Selecting Property for Farming: Choosing Wisely"

Selecting a suitable property is critical to the success of an urban farm. Size, soils, site history, infrastructure, neighborhood, and zoning are all factors that need to be considered. Caitlin Vore with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Vegetable Program will talk about these factors.

Register here or contact Jolie Hibit There is no cost to register.

For more information: Contact Kathleen McCormick, CCE Erie Agriculture Educator

There will be another session in the series on May 23 entitled "Buffalo City Auction: Advice for Buyers".

This workshop is part of CCE Erie’s work as a Regional Navigator in American Farmland Trust’s Farmland for a New Generation program (FNG-NY). The focal point of the FNG-NY program is the New York Farmland Finder, a website that helps link farmers seeking land and landowners who want to keep their land in farming. Website users can post a farmer or farm profile, search for farmers or farmland, learn about upcoming events and browse resources.

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Last updated May 7, 2020