Farmland in Dryden NY
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Farmland Protection: Preparing for the Next Opportunity

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County will host a workshop ‘Farmland Protection: Preparing for the Next Opportunity’, on Tuesday November 26, 2019. The workshop will focus on the basics of the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Farmland Protection Implementation Grant (FPIG) Program as well as the development of site plans, in anticipation of the next round of state funding to be announced spring of 2020.

The goals of this workshop will include the basics of FPIG, an overview of the County and State application requirements, landowner considerations of conservation easements and preparation of site plans for NYS review process. Please provide a list of tax parcel ID numbers for lands that you own to prepare parcel maps prior to the workshop.

The workshop will be Tuesday November 26, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the New York State Fairgrounds Art and Home Center Building. Registration begins at 12:30 pm. The cost for the workshop is $10 per person and $15 per family, payable at the door.

Please register by November 15, 2019 by contacting Melanie Palmer at (315) 424-9485 extension 228 or email at

Farmland protection is about keeping farmland open and working for future years to come! The FPIG Program application is a lengthy process with many components and site plans are a significant portion of this application. NYSDAM is offering an educational opportunity by conducting a voluntary site plan review process to prepare landowners for this competitive process.


$10 per person and $15 per family


Melanie Palmer
Ag Business Specialist
315.424.9485 x228


NYS Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, New York 13209

Last updated November 5, 2019