FERNDALE — Many communities in Sullivan County are experiencing a loss of farms, farmland and open space due to increased residential development, solar facilities, retirement of farmers, and …
FERNDALE — Many communities in Sullivan County are experiencing a loss of farms, farmland and open space due to increased residential development, solar facilities, retirement of farmers, and other factors. To tackle this challenge, Principal Planner/Founder of Community Planning & Environmental Associates, Nan Stolzenburg, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will teach municipal officials, code enforcement officers and realtors about implementing farm-friendly land use and zoning tools in part two of the three-part Agricultural training workshop series on April 26th at 5:30 PM.
Topics to be covered at this workshop include addressing barriers in zon-ing farm laws, conservation subdivision, density instead of lot size, average lot sizes for small subdivisions, Transfer and Purchase of Development Rights, agrivoltaic practices, and more. The third workshop, which will take place later this year, will cover more about agricultural tourism, zoning, and a farm visit for all attendees.
There is no fee, but preregistration is required to participate in this series. To register, participants can visit http://sullivancce.org/events and select the “Tools and Techniques to Help Your Zoning be Farm-friendly” event to register. More information on the workshops can be found at http://sullivancce.org/events. Those with related questions can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-292-6180.
This is a workshop co-sponsored by CCESC, Sullivan County Division of Planning and Community Development, and the Sullivan County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board. CCESC provides equal program and employment opportunities. The public can contact the office to request accommodations.
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