On December 17th, Farmland Renewal, LLC, completed acquisition of the final parcel planned for the Copake Agricultural Center in Copake, New York, and secured conservation in perpetuity of the Center’s approximately 180 total acres. The announcement from Bob Bernstein, Managing Director of NEFA, capped a successful first year for the Copake project, where three farm entities broke ground in early 2014….
By Jacob Meyer, Co-General Counsel to NEFA
At each step in the development and management process of NEFA sustainable farming projects, there are important and necessary legal actions that enable progression and success on the ground. What follows is a summary of the legal status of NEFA’s current active projects, as of late November, 2014:…
For several months, Northeast Farm Access has been working with the Orange County Land Trust to develop an innovative project that will protect farmland and support organic farming in the black-dirt region of New York State. Our combined vision for the land is rapidly taking shape, with enthusiastic local support.
Please join us Dec. 6th in Chester, NY, to hear about the exciting agricultural project that the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation has initiated in Chester, N.Y, where last week the foundation’s equity investment and bridge loan enabled the Chester Agricultural Center, LLC, to close on the first 70 acres and barn in the 270-acre, six-barn acquisition plan….
Northeast Farm Access, LLC, is glad to welcome Michelle Hughes as its Program Coordinator, with oversight of both the Copake and Chester Agricultural Center projects in New York State. Michelle Hughes has been creating programs that increase knowledge, collaboration and equity across all levels of the food system for nearly 15 years….
The Copake Agricultural Center is up and running! We are thrilled to have achieved the purchase of the town center farmland and two neighboring houses for our farmer families. Because a big part of the success of the project is the people, for May’s blog entry, we’re highlighting the Copake Agricultural Center farms and farmers….