Agricultural Stewardship Association

ASA works with landowners to protect the vital and irreplaceable farm and forest lands in Washington and Rensselaer counties for the benefit of our community and generations to come

Over the past fifteen years, ASA has helped landowners in the region conserve over 5,420 acres of land producing food, fiber and forest products by placing those lands under conservation easement. These lands have been protected primarily through the donation of development rights (DDR) and purchase of development rights (PDR), in cooperation with the Washington County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, the State of New York and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Since 2002, ASA has worked in partnership with The Conservation Fund on high priority farmland protection projects. The Conservation Fund is a national conservation organization that helps local, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations work with willing landowners to protect working landscapes, open space, wildlife habitat, public recreation areas, river corridors and historic places.

ASA has a dedicated board of directors, a full-time executive director and professional staff. We also receive assistance from committed volunteers.

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Contact Agricultural Stewardship Association

Teri Ptacek
Executive Director
2531 State Route 40
Suite 100
Greenwich, New York  12834
Phone: (518) 692-7285


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Rensselaer County, New York
  • Washington County, New York

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