Agricultural & Farmland Protection Board

Planning and Development
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner



The NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets has issued a funding opportunity in the form of a Farmland Protection Implementation Grant for conservation easement projects. All applicants must submit a pre-application to the AFPB by June 29th at 4:00 p.m. For more information and to apply, please see the letter and application.

The Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB) reports to the Dutchess County Legislature concerning matters affecting agriculture and farmland throughout the county. The AFPB also funds projects and activities that help to meet the goals outlined in the Dutchess County Agricultural & Farmland Protection Plan.


Upcoming Meeting:
The Dutchess County Agricultural & Farmland Protection Board meets on a quarterly basis at the Dutchess County Farm and Home Center (2715 US 44, Millbrook, NY 12545). Information for any upcoming meetings is listed below:

  • Dutchess County AFPB
    Tuesday, July 10th @ 7:00 p.m.

Agendas & Minutes:
The Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board agendas are posted to the website and distributed shortly before the Board meetings. The Board’s minutes are transcribed by staff from the Dutchess County Soil & Water Conservation District and distributed to the Board members for their approval at the following meeting. The minutes will be posted after approval from the Board.

  • 2018 Agendas (Coming soon)
  • 2018 Minutes (Coming soon)

Contact Us:
Phone: (845) 677-8011 ext. 3 or (845) 486-3600