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2024 Ag Summit

  • Monday, March 18, 2024, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Farmers, rural landowners, and local government officials are invited to attend the 2024 Tompkins County Agriculture Summit to learn about programs, emerging markets, and funding opportunities to address climate change, improve resiliency, and protect farmland for the future of farming. Presenters at this year’s summit include representatives from:

  • The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Farm Service Agency, Tompkins County Soil & Water Conservation District, who will provide information on new and expanding funding opportunities to address climate change;
  • The New York Agricultural Land Trust, who will share information about protecting farmland for future generations of farmers, including the New York State Farmland Protection Implementation Grant Program for Purchase of Development Rights and the Tompkins County upcoming farmland protection pre-application process;
  • The New York Tree Crop Alliance and Cornell Cooperative Extension, who will address new and emerging crops and marketing opportunities;
  • The Farm Viability Institute, who share information about programs to support the next generation of farmers; and
  • A panel of farmers who have received climate resilient and conservation stewardship grants, who will speak to their experience with these grant programs and climate change.

This event is sponsored by Ithaca Agway, Farm Credit East, Friends of Ithaca Farmers Market, Tompkins County Farm Bureau, and Greenstar.





Crystal Buck
Farmland Protection & Ag Marketing Educator
607-272-2292 x265


Enfield Community Center
162 Enfield Main Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

Last updated March 6, 2024