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ASA frequently receives words of support and appreciation which we would like to share with you. Sometimes these words are spoken in the course of an interview or press event, or they might come in written form along with a donation or in an e-mail. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.
“Thank you so much for letting me work for you as a volunteer intern this summer. I learned a lot, and I really appreciate it. What ASA does is so important for agriculture--it was a great experience to be involved in the Association. Thanks!”
“This property is a haven for me and my family. We hunt, hike, birdwatch, and take in the stunning sunsets from the hilltop. It has so much to offer that we wanted to ensure that it will not be developed even when our time as caretakers has passed. We decided to move forward with the easement at this time to take advantage of the enhanced financial incentives offered to landowners who donate a conservation easement before the end of 2009.”
“We knew that selling our development rights would give us the capital we needed to reinvest in our operation. By doing so, we were able to protect the fertile soil our farm depends on and allow the transfer of our family’s dairy to a new generation.”
“We appreciate the work that both ASA and the Town of Schaghticoke have done to make our goal a reality. People keep congratulating us and thanking us for what we have done in conserving our land, but we are the ones who feel really grateful.”
“Working with ASA was a wonderful experience. We can’t praise them enough. They really know their stuff, and they put a lot of work into this.”
“We need a critical mass of viable agricultural lands close to our communities. Our success in protecting these farmlands is vital to a bright, balanced and thriving future, as development and construction present mounting challenges region-wide.
In this time of economic uncertainty it is particularly important for us to make a special effort to support important organizations such as ASA, offering them moral support, financial resources, and our own time and energy whenever and wherever possible. I hope you will join me in supporting ASA in whatever way you can.”
The Latest NEWS
Ruth Hill's conservation dreams are made a reality; 195 acres protected on family farm in Schaghticoke.
Five generations of Jill Collins' ancestors have worked these highly productive flat crop fields and pasturelands for over 100 years.
158 acres conserved in the town of Easton