New York’s Renewable Energy goals have led to increased demand for land to site solar and wind projects. American Farmland Trust is working to provide technical assistance to municipalities, land trusts, farmers, and developers on Smart Solar and Wind Siting on Farmland—to support farm operations, and maximize renewable energy generation while minimizing impact on our best farmland.

‘Combating Climate Change: Farming, Solar Energy, and the Future in New York,’ forum 2019

On Nov. 13, 2019, AFT held a forum in Riverhead, Long Island, to discuss ways to expand renewable energy generation, support farm businesses, and drive action in response to climate change. Below is a playlist of the presentations from the event. Click the button in the top right to browse through all the speeches.