News from Planning
A workshop on the New York State Farmland Protection Program and Purchase of Development Rights (PDR)
The American Farmland Trust, with special thanks to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for their support, will be presenting a workshop on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, 6499 Maples Road, Ellicottville, New York. The workshop is for farmers, farm landowners, public officials, town planning board members and others interested in farmland protection.
Olean, NY - Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, in cooperation with National Grid and Empire State Development, held an informational meeting and discussion to introduce the 2006 study they commissioned entitled "Agriculture Dependent Economic Development for Western New York State". The meeting was held on Tuesday, March 6th at Jamestown Community College's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean. Informa Economics Inc., an international agriculture consulting firm and Moran, Stahl & Boyer, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in site selection, prepared the study.