The Towns of Nelson, Cazenovia and Lincoln are working together to prepare Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plans for the three Towns. Your responses to the following questions will help the Steering Committee to evaluate opportunities and prepare strategies to support agriculture as a business and retain land for continued agricultural production.
Which of the following best describes you?
Where is your land? (Check all that apply)
If some of your land was rented or leased,
If you do not farm your land, you are done. Thank you!
The next questions are for farmers.
What are the principal products produced on the farm (corn, soybeans, hay vegetables, dairy, other livestock, etc.)?
What other products are produced on the farm?
Does your farm operation use any rented land?
If your rented land were no longer available, how would that affect your farm operation?
If additional land were available at an affordable price, would you be interested in:
Buying more land
When you retire from farming, what is most likely to happen to the farmland you own?
What are the biggest challenges to the long-term viability of your farm operation? (Check all that apply)
For the following statements, please indicate your thoughts (a,b,c,d or e) regarding support for actions that could be undertaken by the Town, County or State government to support agriculture.
Public purchase of development rights to farmland
Private conservation easements on farmland
Land use regulations that limit development in areas with high quality farmland