3 Columbia County farms will split $60,000 in state grants

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES FUNDING AWARDED TO NEARLY 30 NEW FARMS ACROSS THE STATE TO IMPROVE PROFITABILITY

Funding Encourages New Farmers to Grow and Expand, Supporting the Sustainability of New York's Agriculture Industry

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that nearly 30 farms across New York have been awarded funding through the New Farmers Grant Fund, which assists new and early-stage farmers. Since its launch in 2014, the New Farmers Grant Fund has now awarded $4.2 million to 114 farms across the state.

The New Farmers Grant Fund award recipients by region are:

Capital Region

  • Tiny Hearts Farm, in Hillsdale-Copake area- Columbia County - $28,567: Purchase field equipment and supplies to increase acreage in flower production.
  • Common Hands Farm, LLC., in Germantown area- Columbia County - $16,288: Purchase field equipment to increase crop yields.
  • On the Farm, Columbia County - $15,750: Construct a barn to expand hay making capacity.

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