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Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board

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 works to meet the goals outlined in the Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan.

Meetings

The Dutchess County Agricultural & Farmland Protection Board meets at the Dutchess County Farm and Home Center (2715 US 44, Millbrook, NY 12545), unless otherwise noted. 

  • Next Meeting Date:  April 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm - Agenda

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.

     2023 Minutes: January 10th (.pdf) | July 17th Minutes (DRAFT) (.pdf)

     2022 Minutes: June 7th (.pdf)

     2021 Minutes: June 2nd (.pdf)

     2020 Minutes:   June 11th (.pdf) |  December 9th (.pdf)

Members

Art Collings, Vice Chair, Dutchess Land Conservancy
Peter Coon, Coon Brothers Partnership
Jennifer Fimbel, Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
Doug Giles, Walbridge Farm
Ed Hackett, Hackett Family Farm Supply Inc.
Andrew J. House, Dutchess County Legislature
Ken Migliorelli, Migliorelli Farms
Matthew Sabellico, Sabellico Greenhouses & Florist
Brian Scoralick, Dutchess County Soil & Water Conservation District
Catherine Weisse, Dutchess County Real Property Tax
Eoin Wrafter, Dutchess County Department of Planning & Development
Harry Baldwin, Ex-Officio 

Annual Agricultural District Inclusion Process

On an annual basis (April 15 - May 14), the Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB) accepts applications from landowners who wish to enroll their parcel(s) into Dutchess County Agricultural District 21. For more information, please contact the Dutchess County Soil & Water Conservation District at (845) 677-8011 ext. 3.  

Following this application period, the AFPB reviews the submitted parcels and makes recommendations to the County Legislature for the inclusion of agriculturally viable properties that serve the public interest by assisting in maintaining a viable agricultural industry within the district.

Note: Landowners whose parcels are already included in an Agricultural District are not required to apply as part of the annual inclusion process.

Contact Us:
For more information, email the Dutchess County Agricultural & Farmland Protection Board, or call (845) 677-8011 ext. 3 or (845) 486-3600.