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Partnership for Manageable Growth

The Partnership for Manageable Growth (PMG) program helps protect important agricultural and open space resources. The program provides a locally funded match for land preservation purchase (up to 50% of the total project cost). Since its inception, and including acreage from pending projects, the program has helped protect 6,541 acres of farmland and open space in Dutchess County. The PMG program has also provided partial funding for two municipal infrastructure projects to support existing centers. 

Map of Completed and Awarded PMG Farmland/Open Space/Infrastructure Projects (February 2024) (.pdf)

Protected Farmland

  • Abel Tree Farm: 188-acre Christmas tree and nursery operation in Union Vale
  • Bos Haven Farm: 177-acre dairy farm in Union Vale and Washington
  • Brookby Farm: 49-acre dairy farm in Dover
  • Caora Farm: 79-acre sheep farm in North East
  • Chaseholm Farm: 175-acre dairy farm in Pine Plains
  • Destined Wind Farm: 233-acre transitioning dairy farm in Amenia
  • Duncandale Farm: 168-acre hay operation in North East
  • Dutchess Views Farm: 80-acre thoroughbred breeding and boarding facility in Pine Plains
  • Fishkill Farms: 266-acre orchard, vegetable farm, and market in East Fishkill
  • Glendale Farm: 283-acre dairy farm in Amenia
  • Glenmore Farm: 408-acre livestock, hay and dairy operation in the towns of Clinton and Pleasant Valley
  • Great Song Farm: 88-acre diversified farm operation in Milan
  • Greig Farm: 160-acre fruit and vegetable farm in the Town of Red Hook
  • Linden Farms: 234-acre vegetable farm in the Town of Red Hook
  • Locust Grove Farm: 67-acre dairy farm in Pleasant Valley
  • Manne Farm: 38-acre dairy farm in East Fishkill
  • McIntosh Farm: 304-acre former dairy and current hay operation in Beekman
  • Mead Farm: 100-acre fruit orchard and vegetable farm in the Town of Red Hook
  • Meadowland Farm: 117-acre fruit, vegetable, and Christmas tree operation with grazing and hay fields in Clinton
  • Mead Orchards: 82-acre orchard in the Town of Red Hook
  • Meili Farm: 115-acre livestock operation in Amenia
  • Pleasant View Farm: 260-acre dairy farm and hay operation in North East
  • Pulver Farm: 172-acre corn, hay, and soybean farm in Pine Plains
  • Silver Ledge Farm: 401-acre former dairy and current hay, beef, and corn operation in East Fishkill
  • Speeter/Jordan Lane Farm: 156-acre hay and rye operation in Pine Plains
  • Steiner Farm: 228-acre farm in the breadbasket of the Town of Red Hook
  • Sunset Ridge: 182-acre dairy farm in North East
  • Wil-Hi Farm: 16-acre sheep farm in the Town of Red Hook

Protected Open Space

  • Bennett Park: 32-acre property with rich historical and cultural background plans to become a public park in the Village of Millbrook
  • Carnwath Farms: 95-acre site overlooking the Hudson River in Wappinger
  • Cider Mill Friends: 1-acre restoration of the historic Kimlin Cider Mill in the Town of Poughkeepsie
  • Forbus Butternut: 1/2-acre surrounding the formerly largest butternut tree in NY in the City of Poughkeepsie
  • Hiddenbrooke: 89-acre public trail system in the City of Beacon
  • Peach Hill: 158-acre former orchard in the Town of Poughkeepsie
  • Rhineson: 72-acre public park in the Town and Village of Rhinebeck
  • Seven Wells Property: 170-acre woodland and ecologically sensitive ravine adjacent to Dover Stone Church Preserve in Dover
  • Stone Church: 59-acre woodland, naturally-formed cavern, and Stone Church Brook in Dover
  • Young-Morse: 29-acre addition to Locust Grove estate public trail system in the Town of Poughkeepsie

Pending Protected Farmland

  • Cedar Ridge Farm: 247-acre broodmare boarding and foaling operation for New York State-bred thoroughbreds in Pine Plains
  • Domin Farm: 201-acre dairy and cattle farm with a rotating combination of corn, hay, alfalfa, and oats to serve as feed for both herds in LaGrange
  • Hahn Farm: 100-acre livestock, hay, corn, and vegetable operation in Pleasant Valley   
  • Heritage Acres: 105-acre vegetable and apple operation in East Fishkill
  • Obercreek Farm: 143-acre fruit, vegetable, and hay operation in Wappinger
  • Plan Bee Farm Brewery: 25-acre farm brewery with heritage corn, barley, rye, hops, a variety of herbs, edible flowers, fruits, and vegetables in the Town of Poughkeepsie
  • Primrose Hill Farm: 106-acre Christmas tree farm and agroforestry operation in Clinton
  • Sinon Farm: 52-acre farm used for breeding and raising show cattle, and they also produce hay in Hyde Park

Pending Protected Open Space

  • There are currently no pending protected open spaces.

Completed Infrastructure Projects

  • Pawling Wastewater Treatment Plant

Pending Infrastructure Projects

  • Hyde Park Central Sewer District