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Conservation Stories

Since its inception in 1990, ASA has helped landowners protect a variety of working lands throughout Washington and Rensselaer counties.
Manx Station

A Cause Near and Dear - Donating a Conservation Easement

Doing our Part

Glen Rowse bought the 173-acre property on County Route 60 in Cambridge in 1989. “I really like an agricultural environment and you could just see the creeping growth where we lived in Renssealer county. This area is so nice. We moved here because this is where we wanted to raise our family,” Glen says.

Today, Glen raises grass-fed beef (with a herd of 45 belted Galloway cattle), Bashkir Curly horses and Manx cats. While the horses and cats are for personal enjoyment, the beef is sold directly to a restaurant in New York City and through the Lewis Waite CSA. The farm also has a small meat goat herd.

The farm name, Manx Station, comes from the cats. They are a big part of the Rowse family’s lives and the farm. Glen not only donated the easement on his farm, but also pledged to cover the stewardship costs. The transaction fees of the project were covered by ASA’s Forever Farmland Fund.

 “We can do our part right here, protecting this land. We believe in ASA and that’s why we are such strong supporters of this work.” – Glen Rowse

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