Banner Land Lease Pt. 2

A webinar for landowners on the benefits of leasing their land to farmers and much more!


Farmland Access and Leasing 101 for Farmers and Landowners PART 2: Farm Leasing Basics for Landowners

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This is the second class in a 3 part series addressing the process of farmland access from the perspective of the farmer, the landowner, and to address the legal aspects of creating appropriate leases for each farm. Part 2 is a WEBINAR for landowners on the benefits of leasing their land to farmers, how to lease their land, the types of land farmers are looking to lease and how to evaluate their land for leasing.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link, register using the link below. 


Melinda Meddaugh - Agriculture & Food Systems Issue Leader

Melinda has worked in the Ag & Food Systems program at CCESC since 2014. Her primary focus is farmland preservation and economic development programming. She works closely with the Sullivan County Department of Planning and Community Development on implementing the Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan. Melinda attended Monticello High School and is a graduate of SUNY Sullivan, SUNY Purchase, and Vermont Law School where she earned her master’s degree in environmental law and policy. Melinda is a co-founder of the Rock Hill Farmers’ Market, secretary of the Rock Hill Business & Community Association, and a Town of Thompson Council member. She has also volunteered with the Rock Hill Fire Department and previously served on the Town of Thompson Planning Board.

Michelle Procsia - Agriculture Production Program Manager

Michelle Proscia has been an agriculture educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County since 2013. Michelle grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA where she earned a BS in large animal science. In her role at CCE Sullivan, Michelle delivers educational workshops, and offers training and technical assistance to farmers, producers, and consumers in the areas of agricultural production practices, farm and food safety, and farm management practices.

Michelle is a certified Beef Quality Assurance trainer, Produce Safety Alliance Trainer, Licensed NYS Pesticide Technician, and FAMACHA trainer.

Part 1: Farmland Leasing for Farmers

Part 3: Legal Considerations 

This program is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture award #2022-06508, through the American Rescue Plan Technical Assistance Investment Program. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County provides equal program and employment opportunities. The public can contact the office to request accommodations.





Haley Collins
Agriculture Farmland Protection & Planning Program Manager
845-292-6180 ext. 131


This event is online

Last updated April 5, 2024