Introduction to Match Program

Today, farms in the Hudson Valley face many challenges.  The cost of land is often too expensive for beginning farmers, markets are unpredictable, and many older farmers are not sure what will happen to their land when they retire.

The Columbia Land Conservancy and Dutchess Land Conservancy partner with farmers, state agencies, and other nonprofits to ensure that the Hudson Valley remains a home for affordable, viable agriculture.

On this page you will find Columbia Land Conservancy's 2018 Farmland Access in the Hudson Valley report which analyses the first ten years of the Farmer-Landowner Match Program and details many of the land access challenges farmers face.  You can also explore FARM Stories that highlight some of the many successful land access projects that have come from our program, and download materials for requesting a free FARM Advisor site visit for your farm.