We help farmers access farmland using a variety of tools and funding sources.

CLC’s work in support of agriculture combines farmland conservation techniques with farmland access programs to offer an array of options for helping to keep our local farms viable and in active production. To request CLC’s assistance with farmland protection, please contact Marissa Codey at marissa.codey@clctrust.org or 518.392.5252, ext. 211.

Click here to learn more about our match program for farmers and landowners in this recently-completed analysis!

Access to Land

As part of our efforts to help farmers access farmland, CLC operates a matching program through which we assist farmers and landowners with finding each other and establishing successful land tenure relationships. CLC maintains a database of farm seekers and available farms.Our farmland access program partners are the Dutchess Land Conservancy and the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network.

Learn more about Thompson-Finch Farm, CLC’s first ground lease project! Click here to read more about this exciting project!