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Catskills FarmLink Launches Online Land Access Resource

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CONTACT:
Sonia Janiszewski
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Catskills FarmLink Launches Online Land Access Resource
Seeking landowners and farmers for land and classified listings

WALTON, NY, October 3, 2011 - A collaboration of Catskills region agricultural organizations today announced the launch of Catskills FarmLink, a free online land listing resource at www.catskillsfarmlink.org.

Catskills FarmLink was developed in response to increasing inquiries related to land access in the Catskills. The site is designed to promote the Catskills as a great place to operate a small, diversified farm and seeks to maintain the region’s working landscape by connecting farmers with underutilized agricultural land.

Catskills FarmLink compiles user-submitted properties and offers a range of resources related to land access. Online resources include statewide and regional contacts that support the farming community; land lease planning and landowner guides; opportunities like educational workshops, networking events, classifieds, internships, job offerings, equipment and livestock sales, and distribution partnership/sharing.

The site serves beginning farmers looking to transition to independent farm management, existing farmers looking to acquire or access more land, and landowners interested in making property available for agricultural use.

Site users submit listings on www.catskillsfarmlink.org at no charge. Classified categories include equipment, hay and feed, landseekers, livestock and agricultural services.

Visit www.catskillsfarmlink.org to explore land listings and classifieds or submit your own, and to learn more about farming and land access in the region.
Catskills FarmLink is a collaborative effort of regional organizations committed to the future of agriculture in the region. These organizations include The Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship; Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware, Schoharie and Sullivan Counties; Delaware Highlands Conservancy; Farm Catskills; Farmhearts; NYC Department of Environmental Protection; and the Watershed Agricultural Council.

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