Friday, January 25, 2008

Organic Valley and Byrne Dairy Team Up to Protect N.Y. Farmland

"(CSRwire) SYRACUSE, NY AREA - January 25, 2008 - New York Agricultural Land Trust (NYALT), a new non-profit organization dedicated to protecting land for the future of farming in New York, received contributions from both Byrne Dairy and Organic Valley to support the development of NYALT's communication and outreach plan.

NYALT, established this year as a 501(c)(3) organization, is already working toward protecting 11 farms in Central New York, including five farms from its 2006 round of funding, and six farms that were announced at the end of 2007. This effort will result in the preservation of over 5500 acres! Funding from Byrne Dairy, a Syracuse-based dairy processor, and Organic Valley, the nation’s largest organic farmers cooperative, will enable NYALT to create a website and printed materials for educating landowners and municipal officials about protecting farmland, as well as help the land trust to communicate with farm families interested in conserving their land for future generations."

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