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Conservation deal helps secure ag center future

Feb 17, 2015 6:47 am
John Mason is reporting in the Register Star the future of the Copake Agricultural Center is more secure, following the announcement last week that its 189 acres are now protected for agriculture. The announcement was made by Scenic Hudson, which worked with the Columbia Land Conservancy and Northeast Farm Access to engineer the protection. Northeast Farm Access brings together farmers and social investors to revive and transform sustainable agriculture. The group's current lead project is in Copake, where it is raising $2.5 million to create a multi-faceted farming center and community on 189 acres in the vicinity of Copake Town Hall. The three farms that currently make up the Agricultural Center are Morningstar, Tiny Hearts and Sparrow Arc. Read the full story in the Register Star.