Solar Lease


Solar Lease Meeting

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Time: 9:30am to 2:30 pm

Location: Dard Hunter Hall (2nd floor, Roycroft Campus Print Shop) 21 S. Grove St; East Aurora, NY14052


Fee: $10.00 in-person or virtual

You have the opportunity to lease your farmland to a solar energy company. If you are interested, but just not sure how it works - this workshop is for you!

Join CCE Erie, in partnership with CCE Farm Business Management educators across the state, for a in-person meeting for farmers, rural landowners and municipal leaders to get answers to solar leasing questions. This program will feature live webinars presented by industry experts to help landowners navigate the solar development process, make informed decisions, and negotiate solar lease agreements. 

CCE Erie will also provide a virtual option for attendees who would like to participate in the meeting from a remote location. Please indicate your preference in-person or virtual attendance when you register.

If you are attending in-person, please pack a bagged lunch.

Meeting Agenda

9:30-10:15am: Understanding the Solar Development Process and What Solar Companies are Looking For - with Loren Pruskowski, farmer and solar industry representative, Ecolegacy Values

10:15-11:00am: Understanding Solar Lease Agreements and Tips for Negotiating a Contract - with Scott Kurkoski, Attorney, Levene, Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

11:00-11:30am: Q&A with Morning Presenters

11:30am-12:30pm: BreakLunch on your own. Bring a bag lunch or pick-up something in East Aurora.

12:30-1:30pm: How Municipal Regulations Affect Solar Development Opportunities at the Local Level- with Jeffrey Kehoe, NYS Department of Ag and Markets


Local Discussion of Issues Surrounding Solar Leasing led by Sharon Bachman, guest presenter invited.

2:30 pm: Adjourn


For questions about the program, reach out to Sharon Bachman at sin2@cornell.eduor 716-652-5400 x 150.

For questions about registration, contact Jolie Hibit at or 716-652-5400 x 176.




Last updated October 18, 2021