Through our Conserve a Local Farm (CALF) program, we work to ensure that important farmland properties remain in production. In order to do so, we identify and list farms with good agricultural potential that are for sale and at risk of conversion to non-agricultural use. We then work with local real estate professionals and private sellers to promote the farms to farmers or to buyers committed to partnering with a farmer through our Farmer Landowner Match Program. When appropriate, we hope the purchased farms will be permanently protected with voluntary conservation agreements that preserve ecological and conservation values, continue the tradition of farming in the county, and create financial benefits for all parties involved.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE AS A BUYER
First, read more about the process of buying farmland by clicking here.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE AS A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL OR INDIVIDUAL SELLING LAND
Read more about the process of listing farmland by clicking here.
In April 2015 we formed a partnership with the Dutchess Land Conservancy in order to expand the program beyond Columbia County and serve farmers and landowners across Dutchess County.
If you are interested in selling farmland and making sure it remains a working farm or if you are a prospective buyer seeking to become a farm owner, sign up for the CALF Program. We would be happy to discuss any questions you may have about a property, and hope that by connecting buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals, a successful match can be made. Contact Marissa Codey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.392.5252, ext. 211 for more information about the program.