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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 
   
Jola Szubielski 518-457-0752
Dave Bullard 315-487-7711 x 1377


May 02, 2016

Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Announces Farmland Protection Awards

WHAT:

    The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets will announce the award recipients of the Hudson Valley Farmland Protection program that will protect at-risk farmland and keep it from future development.  Thousands of acres of farmland across Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington and Westchester counties will be preserved.  This is the first-ever regionally-targeted farmland conservation program.

WHEN:

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2 p.m.

WHO:

    State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
    Assemblywoman Didi Barrett
    Columbia Land Conservancy Executive Director Peter Paden
    Scenic Hudson Senior Vice President Steve Rosenberg
    American Farmland Trust NYS Director David Haight
    The Farm at Miller’s Crossing Chris Cashen

WHERE:

    The Farm at Miller’s Crossing
    170 Route 217
    Claverack, NY 12534
    (GPS may require Hudson, NY address)

* Please RSVP to Jola Szubielski or Lisa Koumjian at 518-457-0752. *


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