Farmers in the Finger Lakes region who need access to land, and landowners who wish to have their unused acreage farmed, now can be matched through Finger Lakes LandLink, a new project developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension South Central NY Agriculture Program and the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming in Ithaca (NY). The initial pilot for this project began in fall of 2013 and includes Cortland, Chemung, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties.
Finger Lakes LandLink is online service where farmers and landowners can search either the available land or farmer database to find an appropriate match. Cornell Cooperative Extension and Groundswell provide resources and consulting to help facilitate the matching process. Land owners who are interested in having their land farmed, either through leasing, selling or sharing their land with a farmer, should contact Tompkins County Cooperative Extension. Beginning and established farmers who are seeking land to start or expand their agricultural enterprise, also are invited to get on the list of farm seekers.
Landowners or farmers interested in the Finger Lakes LandLink project should contact: Avi Miner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Monika Roth (607-272-2292, email@example.com) at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.
Last updated August 14, 2017