December 1, 2017




Glynwood Center in Cold Spring gets $400,000 in federal funds for beginning farmers

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has allocated $404,650 to support the next generation of farmers and ranchers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.

The funds will go to Glynwood Center in Cold Spring. “By providing new farm based businesses with the skills and tools they need to be successful, we are creating a healthy food system here in the Hudson Valley,” said Glynwood President Kathleen Finlay.

The funding will enable the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program to start training new and beginning farmers in the skills they need to cultivate successful agricultural businesses in the Hudson Valley. A key component of the program allows the Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator to provide new entry farmers who have been farming for between two and five years with access to shared land, housing, equipment; training in comprehensive business planning, financial training and market development; guidance in resilient and regenerative land stewardship practices; and assist fledging to long-term farmland in the region.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney announced the grant.


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