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CCE Ulster: Searching for Farmland: A Practical Land Assessment Workshop

  • CCE Ulster County 232 Plaza Road Kingston, NY, 12401 United States (map)

Are you thinking of turning your farming dream into a reality?  Do you have questions about the viability of raising animal or vegetable products for sale?  Whether you want to start a new business or need guidance on how to navigate agricultural tax laws, this is the class to get you started on your farm dreams. 

Learn what a potential renter or buyer of agricultural land should know when it comes to evaluating soils/land, zoning, and infrastructure for various agricultural enterprises. This class will be taught by Jason Detzel, CCEUC Livestock/Pasture Educator, and Christian Malsatski, Agriculture Program Leader, who specializes in small acreage farming.

AM session:  The workshop begins with a morning class at the CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza) in Kingston which includes a brief introduction and presentation about land considerations and tax assessment information. Next we’ll visit the Farm Incubator in New Paltz for an on-site workshop where we’ll discuss property considerations, then return to CCEUC for a catered lunch.

PM session:  The afternoon session will include a visit and on-site workshop at Arrowood Farms in Accord, a local farm and microbrewery with a variety of agricultural commodities including livestock, hops, bees and grains. Carpooling is encouraged from site to site; limited space will be available in CCEUC vehicles.

Registration includes lunch and is $50/person, or $40 for enrollees of the CCEUC Ag Program. Space is limited to 30 participants, and pre-registration is required by April 14.