Website Tips

Best Ways to Make Use of the Hudson Valley Farmland Finder Website
 

  1. BE PROACTIVE!
    • Regularly look over the farm/farmer profile listings to see if anyone has updated their profiles or if any new profiles have been posted.
    • Contact the farms/farmers that are of interest to you.
    • Update your profile as your plans evolve to keep your information current.
    • Check out our PDF file(s) on tips for making a successful connection.
  2. BE SPECIFIC!
    • Farmers -> Put accurate and specific information about your farming plans and practices on your profile. As you create and update your profile, imagine you are a landowner looking at your information. What information would you want to know? 
    • Landowners -> Post pictures of the land so farmers can see it. Good pictures include: fields, aerial views, infrastructure (if applicable), housing (if applicable), and any other resources your land may have. You should include detailed information about the property as well, such as attaching a soil map. As you create and update your profile, imagine you are a farmer looking at this listing.  What would you want to see and what information would you want to know?
       
  3. USE THE RESOURCES!
    • ​​Visit the 'resources' page. There are many great resources listed on the website.  Use the filter to narrow down the list to those resources of most interest to you!
       
  4. CONTACT PARTNERS!
    • Perhaps your greatest resource are the organizations who are partners of the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network. A list of these partner organizations, including their contact information, can be found on the 'about' page. You can click on their logos to visit their websites.  You are also welcome to contact them by phone or email!
       
  5. GO TO EVENTS!
    • The events featured on the website are great ways to gain ideas, knowledge, and to network with farmers, farmland owners and agricultural service providers. Go to the 'events' page to learn about upcoming opportunities.
       
  6. READ THE STORIES!
    • Read the stories of other farmers and farmland owners featured on the website’s 'stories' page.  You can learn from their experiences and glean ideas or suggestions as well as inspiration and encouragement.
       
  7. REACH OUT TO US!
    • Contact American Farmland with any questions you may have.