HHA offers scholarship for farmer to attend conference

To the Editor:

The Helderberg Hilltowns Association is offering a $90 scholarship for an interested farmer from the Albany County Hilltowns to attend the “Harvesting Opportunities in New York: Growing Local Food Economies and Protecting Farmland” conference on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Hilton Albany. 

This daylong conference, offered by the New York Office of American Farmland Trust, is a wonderful opportunity for beginning farmers to learn strategies to access farmland and grow their farm business. 

Our scholarship covers the registration fee for the conference; a continental breakfast and locally sourced lunch are included.  Transportation and parking costs are the responsibility of the attendee.  Detailed information about the conference can be found at www.newyork.farmland.org

For more information about the conference and to take advantage of HHA’s scholarship, please contact Jane McLean at 872-2082 or jbmclean@aol.com by Monday, Nov. 18.

Dawn Jordan, vice president
Publicity and public relations chair
Helderberg Hilltowns Association

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