NY FarmLink, a program of NY FarmNet, has connected many future farmers with land, and retiring farmers with a new generation who want to continue the industrious work of farming. We are glad to have linked people and farms, but the time has come for FarmLink to become a thing of the past. One of the many reasons is that there are several other groups across New York State who do this type of work in a much more efficient, and better way than we ever could. Because of this, we are taking down NY FarmLink so the NY FarmNet team can focus their efforts on helping farmers in other ways.
If you are interested in looking for property in New York we strongly recommend visiting the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network - http://hudsonvalleyfarmlandfinder.org/. While the name may naturally imply that this group focuses on the Hudson Valley proper, this group has information on most of eastern New York as far north as Washington County.
Finger Lakes LandLink - http://www.fingerlakeslandlink.org/ - is a project of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County and Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming. This group connects land owners and farmers seeking land in the Finger Lakes region.
The Cornell Small Farms Program - http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/ - is full of resources for beginning farmers and those who want to turn their dream farm into action. The Small Farms Program helps farmers get expert assistance to facilitate all phases of small farm business development, from initial growth to optimization to maturity.
The New England Small Farm Institute runs the New England Landlink program http://www.smallfarm.org/main/for_new_farmers/new_england_landlink/. This website offers New England and New York property listings.
Once you’ve found your farm and are ready to start your business, please consider contacting NY FarmNet - http://www.nyfarmnet.org/ - where our talented financial and personal consultants can work with you and your family to establish a business plan that works best for you.