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Local Agriculture & Land Use Leadership Institute

Working with American Farmland Trust, Cornell University's CaRDI and LEAD-NY launched the Local Agriculture and Land Use Leadership Institute (LALULI) in 2016. The institute seeks to develop an inspired network of New York leaders engaging local governments to support agriculture. By improving participants' leadership skills and knowledge, the institute will increase the effectiveness of local land use leaders in planning, farmland conservation, and agricultural economic development.

Local Agriculture and Land Use Institute

If your community or organization wants to discuss hosting a future LALULI institute in your region, please contact David Kay ( Also, subscribe to CaRDI's monthly e-newsletter for updates and information on this institute and emerging opportunities.

2015-2016 Pilot Institute

AFT-NY, CaRDI, LEAD-NY and CCE-Cayuga offered a pilot training for community leaders and volunteers in Onondaga, Oneida, and Madison counties during the fall and winter of 2015.