Mission and Values
NYALT works with landowners, at their request, to protect the working landscapes important to Upstate New York’s rural agricultural economy and quality of life. NYALT’s conservation projects conserve high-quality farmland and supporting woodlands, with projects ranging from dairy farms to diversified farming operations. In all cases, the farmers and landowners want to conserve their land for the next generation. They know that once good land is lost to development, it will never come back into agriculture. These farmers are creating a legacy, ensuring that their land will be available for agriculture in the future.
NYALT works in partnership with the farmland protection boards of local towns and counties to identify priority farmland in the local communities. We are currently working with municipalities and farmers in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Seneca Counties. For more information about Land Conservation Options, visit our Land Protection page.
Service to the Entire Farming Community
Healthy Systems that Sustain Communities and Strengthen Economies
Building Relevance and Trust as much as Awareness
Board of Directors and Staff
Board ChairHourigan Dairy Farms
Vice ChairCornell University, Senior Extension Associate
SecretaryCortland County Soil & Water Conservation District
TreasurerFarm Credit East
Kenneth HoldenHancock Estabrook, LLP
John KomariskyMain & Pickney Equipment, Inc.
Carol WixsonRetired; Cornell Cooperative Extension