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TOWN OF GROVELAND, NY

NYS Department of Agriculture

MUNICIPAL AGRICULTURAL AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN

 

2009 FARMLAND INTERVIEW FORM/QUESTIONNAIRE

 

 

Project: ______________________________   Interview Date: _______________

 

Interviewer: ____________________    Interview Type:  __ Town Mtg.    __ On-site    __ Mail-in

 

* Please refer to an aerial photo/map of the area when interviewing, so features such as field boundaries, structures and access routes can be identified.

 

  • PROPERTY INFORMATION

Property Owner Name: _________________________________ Farm Name: ____________________

 

Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________________

       

Property Address (if different): __________________________________________________________

 

Telephone Number: _________________________  Email: ________________________________

 

Tax Parcel(s) Number(s) – use space below and attach additional sheets if needed.

 

        Farmed Rented                    Is Parcel

Tax Map Parcels I.D. No.      Parcel Acreage         by You          out by You          in an Ag. District?

 

A. __________________       ___________   ______            ______  ___ Yes    ___ No

 

B. __________________       ___________   ______ ______  ___ Yes    ___ No

 

C. __________________       ___________   ______            ______  ___ Yes    ___ No

 

D. __________________       ___________   ______            ______  ___ Yes    ___ No

 

E. __________________       ___________   ______ ______  ___ Yes    ___ No

 

F. __________________       ___________   ______ ______  ___ Yes    ___ No

 

G. __________________       ___________   ______ ______  ___ Yes    ___ No

 

H. __________________       ___________   ______ ______  ___ Yes    ___ No

 

I. __________________       ___________   ______ ______  ___ Yes    ___ No

 

J. __________________       ___________   ______ ______  ___ Yes    ___ No

 

K. __________________       ___________   ______ ______  ___ Yes    ___ No

 

  • Please identify the approximate location of your property on the accompanying map of the Town (see back page).
  • What is the approximate acreage of farmland owned by you within the Town of Groveland and indicate whether multiple parcels are contiguous or scattered.
  • Approximate total acreage of your farm __________
  • Approximate acreage within the Town of Groveland _________    Outside of Town _________
  • Is the acreage within Groveland contiguous or scattered?             ___ Contiguous   ___ Scattered
  • Do you own, farm or rent farmlands outside of the Town of Groveland?     _____ Yes _____ No
  • If yes, please explain which and indicate municipality __________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • Are you presently using the property within the Town for farming purposes? _____ Yes _____ No
  • If no, please explain how the land is presently being used. ______________________________
  • If yes, please indicate the general predominant type of farming being employed (dairy, crops).  _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • 5. Is farming your primary source of income?           ___ Yes  ___ No
  • How long has the property been owned and farmed by you or your family?   ______ years
  • How long has the property been farmed by others, if known?   ______ years
  • II. FARM INFORMATION

 

  • Farmland acreage in production.  Please identify which parcel you are referring to (e.g., Parcel A, Parcel B, Parcel C, etc.)  (If you do not operate a farm or if farming activities do not occur on any of the identified parcel(s) then please skip to Question 15)
        •       Farmed by You   Farmed by You            Farmed by Others
        •      (Land You Own)  (Land You Rent)  (On Land You Rent to Others)
  •     Identify Parcel(s)     ______           ______         ______     
  • Tillable cropland acres       ______           ______            ______
  • Pasture acres        ______           ______         ______
  •            Hayfield acres        ______           ______         ______
  •            Woodland (timber)       ______                  ______         ______
  • Ponds/surface waters       ______           ______         ______
  • Specialty crops        ______           ______         ______
  •            Other         ______           ______            ______
  •    Explain:  ______________________________________________________________
  •  
  • Are you the primary farm operator?  ___ Yes  ___ No    If yes, ___ Full time    ___ Part time
  • If you are not the primary operator, who is?   ________________________________________
  • Does the property owner reside in the Town of Groveland?        ___ Yes  ___ No 

 

If no, – where? _______________________________________________________________

 

Does the primary operator of the farm reside in the Town of Groveland?         ___ Yes  ___ No

If no, – where? _______________________________________________________________

 

  • Do you employ others at the farm?  ___ Yes  ___ No       If yes, ___ Year-round ___ Seasonal
  • How many?  __________ Year-round    __________ Seasonal
  • Types of crops grown, acres in each, and typical production yield (average year):
  • Types of crops / acreages / yield: _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • Note the approximate location on the map if there are more productive fields/areas than others on the farm and indicate the primary soil types, if known.  _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • Indicate types and approximate numbers of livestock raised:
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • Do you sell farm products locally (within the county), what and where? _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • Do you purchase your farm supplies locally (within the county), what and where? _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • What is your primary source of water and where approximately is it located? _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • Do you participate in any local or state agricultural protection programs? If yes, describe: For example, NYS Agricultural Districts Program _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • List significant farm-related buildings and their purpose, general age and condition (Please Identify Parcel): _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • Describe the primary access route(s) you use to get farm equipment to your farm parcels:
    _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • Please describe the intended use of your property within the next five years. _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • Beyond five years? _____________________________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________________________
  • III. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

*Additional information (attach additional sheets if needed) may be collected during the interview and may include, but not be limited to:

 

1. Farm history and/or any known historic significance to the farm: ____________________________________________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

2. Does the property include any significant natural, scenic, historic or archeological resources, important to the community?

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

3. Is the public allowed on your property for recreational uses (hiking, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling,)?

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

4. Is there any acreage included in a conservation reserve / conservation easement?  How many acres and where? ____________________________________________________________________________________

 

5. List other specific agricultural practices/programs you participate in: For example, open space protection, watershed protection, viewshed protection, natural area conservation, wildlife management: please explain:

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

6. Is the farm located within a watershed protection area? ___ Yes  ___ No 

 

7. If yes which watershed? ______________________________________________________________

 

8. How much of the farm (percentage or acreage) is covered by watershed regulations? ____________________________________________________________________________________

 

9. List major physical improvements / modifications / investments made in past five years: For example, added barns, silos, storage capacity:

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

10. List major physical improvements / modifications / investments planned in next five years:

For example: change in operations, expansion, diversification of crops / livestock, retirement, sale of farm, subdivision, intent to develop

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Please consider the following and rate your concern as high, low, or of no concern and circle your top three most important issues, concerns and/or opportunities)

Farmland protection needs        ___ High  ___ Low     ___ No Concern

Operating prices and profitability      ___ High  ___ Low     ___ No Concern

Aging farms & farmers    ___ High ___ Low      ___ No Concern

Rising property values/taxes        ___ High  ___ Low     ___ No Concern

Conflicts with non-farm neighbors       ___ High ___ Low     ___ No Concern

Encroaching development         ___ High  ___ Low      ___ No Concern

Public infrastructure needs to support farming     ___ High  ___ Low     ___ No Concern

Loss of farm support, markets and services         ___ High  ___ Low      ___ No Concern

Fuel costs     ___ High  ___ Low      ___ No Concern

Labor availability / issues   ___ High  ___ Low      ___ No Concern

Financing / insurance costs   ___ High  ___ Low      ___ No Concern

Agri-tourism / specialty farming opportunities ___ High  ___ Low      ___ No Concern

 

Additional Comments, if any: ____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________


CHA 10-6-09

 

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