Finger Lakes LandLink is a brand new project of Cornell Cooperative Extension South Central NY Agriculture Program and Groundswell. LandLink aims to improve land access for beginning and established farmers by matching land owners and land seekers locally and in the Finger Lakes region. An online database will enable farmers to search for available land, and landowners to search for interested farmers. CCE and Groundswell will provide consulting and resources to help facilitate the matching process. Initially the project will operate in Tompkins, Tioga, Schuyler, Cortland, and Chemung.
An informational meeting for landowners will be held on Thursday, November 14, 7:00 PM at Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Av. off Rt. 13 at Dey St. and Lincoln in Ithaca. At the meeting, you will learn about options for making your land available, leasing arrangements, and the benefits of working with farmers to gain potential property tax breaks, along with the benefit of making use of your land for farming and food production.
If you're a landowner or farmer interested in the Finger Lakes LandLink project, please contact: Ian Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Monika Roth (607-272-2292, email@example.com).