Farmland for a New Generation

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Farmland for a New Generation New York helps farmers seeking land and landowners wanting to keep their land in farming. Farmland for a New Generation New York supports a network of Regional Navigators, or partner organizations with dedicated staff, that provides training and on-the-ground customized support for farmers and landowners in regions across New York.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, along with agricultural service providers across NYS, are engaging in efforts to encourage continued agricultural use of productive land in the region. 

Information & Resources for Landowners

NYFarmlandFinder/Find a Farmer - Use this search engine to find a farmer interested in using your land for farming.

Farmland Rental Factsheet - This factsheet created by faculty at the Dyson School at Cornell University and it discusses all the different pieces considered when setting a lease price for your farmland

Farmland Sales Web Tool - This resource created by faculty at the Dyson School at Cornell University catalogs sales of farmland from 2006-2017 and can be used to benchmark sales of farmland.

Information on Creating a Land Lease - This resource created by the Cornell Small Farms Program outlines what you should consider when putting together a land lease for your farmland, as well as templates you can use.

Build-a-Lease Tool - This resource created by Land For Good allows you to create a lease and then print it out.

A Landowner's Guide to Leasing Farmland - This resource created by Land For Good.

Information & Resources for Landseekers

Accessing Farmland Tool -- This decision tool describes different ways to access farmland using case studies as examples.

Finding Farmland Calculator - Use this calculator to build scenarios for purchasing farmland. You can compare detailed estimates of total costs, monthly payments and affordability metrics, then download the results to have on hand when meeting with a loan officer.

Toolbox for Leasing Farmland - This resource page by Land For Good has videos, publications and resources for anyone looking to lease farmland

Natural Resources Conservation Service Web Soil Survey - This resource will identify the types of soils on the land you are considering using for farming, as well as what types of agriculture are best suited for these soil types. 

Recordings from Fall 2020 Accessing Farmland Webinar Series:

October 21st: How to Determine An Appropriate Value for Your Land
November 12th: How to Put Together a Lease that Makes Sense
November 19th: Community Resources & Connections


Maryellen Sheehan
Agriculture and Horticulture Resource Educator
315-684-3001- ext 126

Last updated September 21, 2023