Sean Carroll, CCEDC GIS/Environmental Community Educator, presenting to the Dutchess County Association of Realtors

Sean Carroll, CCEDC GIS/Environmental Community Educator, presenting to the Dutchess County Association of Realtors

MILLBROOK – Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) staff hosted a training for the Dutchess County Association of Realtors on the tools and resources available to assist Dutchess County realtors when it comes to agricultural properties.

Jennifer Fimbel, Senior Agriculture Resource Educator and Sean Carroll, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Environmental Community Educator presented at Crown Maple Farm in Dover on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 as part of the Dutchess County Association of Realtors’ Lunch and Learn series. 

Over 60 realtors attended the training on “Everything You Need to Know About Agricultural Acreage.” Attendees were served a lunch catered by Crown Maple.

Jennifer Fimbel, CCEDC Sr. Agriculture Resource Educator,

Jennifer Fimbel, CCEDC Sr. Agriculture Resource Educator

Some of the topics covered included: which properties are eligible for farm “exemptions;” differences between agricultural districts and agricultural zoning; why knowing about local zoning is important; navigating through Dutchess County’s ParcelAccess and what to use it for; an introduction to Dutchess County AerialAccess mapping tools; community agriculture profiles; matching suitable properties to your buyers; and more.

For more information visit www.ccedutchess.org.

The event was sponsored by the Dutchess County Association of Realtors, Crown Maple, Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County and Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.



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