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Legislator Fudoli Invites Public To Attend Forums Focused on Farming in Erie County
Legislator Fudoli Invites Public To Attend Forums Focused on Farming in Erie County

Erie County Legislator and Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board Chairman Dino Fudoli, R-Lancaster, invites anyone with an interest in farms, farmland and food production in Erie County to participate in one of three scheduled public forums planned this summer throughout the county.

Discussions pertaining to farming, food production, and efforts to plan for agriculture in Erie County will be led by Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and American Farmland Trust. Attendees will be invited to share their thoughts about what can be done to support the viability of local farms.

“These forums are a great opportunity to share ideas and continue efforts already underway that focus on the future of farming and agriculture in Erie County,” said Legislator Fudoli.

Erie County received a state grant to develop a new Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. The current plan dates back to 1996.  A significant portion of the process involves gathering input from the farm community and others who are interested in local farms.  In addition to the three summer forums, individual interviews of a representative sample of farmers, local officials, and economic development staff will take place this summer. 

The public forums have been planned on the following days:

  • 6 p.m. Monday, June 13 at Lafayette Presbyterian Church, 875 Elmwood Ave. at the corner of Lafayette, Buffalo
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at Eden Town Hall, 2795 E. Church St., Eden
  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.16 at Alden Town Hall, 3311 Wende Road, Alden

Anyone interested in farms and farmland in Erie County is welcome to attend.  Reservations are not necessary. Please contact Diane Held at (716) 652-0100 or dheld@farmland.org, with questions.

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