Upcoming HVADC Workshops


Orange County Farmland Succession Planning

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Date:     January 19, 2022

Time:     6:00-8:00pm

Where:  Virtual via Zoom - link to be provided upon RSVP

Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) will host a virtual panel workshop on farmland succession on presented by HVADC, American Farmland Trust, and CCE Orange County, this is a free event, but reservations are required. . The discussion will center on legal avenues for farmland transfer, methods of ensuring success for the next generation, and the role of conservation. Panelists will focus on the unique needs of Orange County farmers, and a case study will also be presented. Participating farmers will qualify for $1000 value free HVADC Business Technical Assistance consulting upon completion of the workshop.

Please email all RSVPs or questions to Avalon Bunge, Program Associate at abunge@hvadc.org or call 518-432-5360 x 302 by January 18.


  • Introduction

    • Mary Ann Johnson, Deputy Director, HVADC

  • Orange County Overview

    • Maire Ulrich, Agriculture Program Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County

  • Overview of American Farmland Trust’s Farmland for a New Generation

    • Molly Johnston-Heck, Regional Farmland for a New Generation Manager, American Farmland Trust

    • Regional Navigator Jeremy Schneider, Outreach & Programs Coordinator, Orange County Land Trust

  • Overview of Farm Transfer Processes

    • Jeffrey M. Fetter, President, Scolaro, Fetter, Grizanti, McGough & King, P.C.

  • Conservation Options in Farm Transfer

    • Jerry Cosgrove, Farm Legacy Director and Senior Advisor, American Farmland Trust

  • Case Study

    • Jack Hornickel, Esq, Staff Attorney, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

  • Q&A