As a Business Partner, your company name will reach people who care about the place they have chosen to live, work, play, visit and raise families. Show your clients, employees and neighbors that by protecting farmland and forests, you care, too.
In addition to the thousands of people who support ASA, we are honored to have many local and regional businesses as members who back our efforts to protect farmland and forests. As you shop and do business with these partners, please thank them for making a generous commitment to our efforts. If you would like to enroll your business as a partner, call or email us at (518) 692-7285.
Parameters of the Business Partnership Program
- All cash donations towards the partnership level will be counted for the full calendar year.
- In-kind goods or services - during special times of the year we will need items for our events, ie. beverages, event space or silent auction items, etc. We will take the value of your donation and put it towards a partnership level.
To learn more about any of these sponsorship opportunities, please email Katie Jilek or call 518-692-7285.
All partnership opportunities include:
LANDSCAPES FOR LANDSAKES
This popular annual art exhibition is a highlight of the community calendar for the Columbus Day weekend, attracting more than 2,000 art buyers from all over the Capital Region, the North Country, Vermont and Western Massachusetts. For more details about the show, click here.
MAKE A CONNECTION WITH THE LAND
This series of 15-18 interactive programs is designed to connect people with some of the farms we’ve helped conserve. Besides tours, the programs include nature hikes, gleaning (with gleaned produce donated to local food pantries), workshops of various kinds, and the Farm Photography for Kids program. Your support allows us to offer programs to area residents and to nearby urban communities, such as Troy and Albany.
FOREVER FARMLAND SUPPER
Each summer, ASA hosts a locally-sourced dinner to honor the many families who have conserved their land. With guest speakers and a live auction the event—always a sellout!—is a festive way to celebrate the people who have made farmland conservation a reality. Your support underwrites the event costs as well as complimentary tickets for the farm families who have conserved their land.
FOSTERING FARMS & FARMERS
We offer several programs that provide support to farmers. Through the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network, ASA serves as a resource to match beginning farmers seeking land with landowners looking to lease or transfer their land to the next generation. In addition to workshops on estate planning and leasing options, ASA also offers trainings for young and novice farmers on business planning, wholesale marketing opportunities and peer-to-peer mentoring.
OTHER UNIQUE WAYS TO GIVE
Sponsor a student internship
Each summer, ASA offers paid internships to current students and recent graduates. Interns work on various projects and programs based on need and interest. Your sponsorship helps local students gain resume-building experiences, and ASA benefits from the work of the intern.
Gleaning involves harvesting produce remaining in fields after the main harvest is over. It’s a way for farmers to direct this surplus to community organizations that then redistribute it to those who need it most. The fresh food gleaned is then made available to Comfort Food Community and Capital Roots, two local food banks. Organizing a group of employees to glean is a great bonding experience for them, helps farmers, and makes a difference to families who appreciate fresh, nutritious food they otherwise couldn’t afford.
Organize a farm tour for your employees
Instead of an office party or lunch, why not plan an excursion for your team on one of our conserved farms? Organize a picnic, tour the premises, learn about farm operations and enjoy the fresh air and scenery.