Navigating Solar Lease Agreements, for Farmers and Rural Landownser

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Navigating Solar Lease Agreements and the Solar Development Process: A Program for NY Farmers and Rural Landowners – Tuesday, October 26

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Time: 9:00am to 1:30pm or later (varies by county)

Location: CCE Wayne, 1581 Rte 88N, Newark, NY

Registration: contact CCE Office at 315-331-8415 OR register on line


Fee: $10, includes lunch

For General Questions: Contact Elizabeth Higgins. 518-949-3722. Click to email.

You have the opportunity to lease your farmland to a solar energy company! It sounds like a sweet deal, and you are interested, but you are not sure just how it works...

Join your local participating county CCE association on October 26 at an in-person meeting for farmers and rural landowners to get answers to your solar leasing questions. This program will feature several live webinars presented by industry experts to help you navigate the solar development process, make informed decisions, and negotiate solar lease agreements.


Webinar 1 (9:30-11:30)

9:30-10:15am: Understanding the Solar Development Process and What Solar Companies are Looking For. Presented by Loren Pruskowski, Owner, Ecolegacy Values. Loren is also the general contractor installing a solar array on his Guilderland, New York farm.

10:15-11:00am: Understanding Solar Lease Agreements and Tips for Negotiating a Contract. Presented by Scott Kurkoski, Assistant Managing Partner, Levene, Gouldin & Thompson, LLP. Scott got his start representing landowners in the fracking industry and has spent years assisting farmers and rural landowners in negotiating contracts with Solar companies.

11:00-11:30am: Q&A with Morning Presenters

Break (11:30-12:30)

11:30am-12:30pm: The program for this time will vary by county.

Webinar 2 (12:30-1:30)

12:30-1:30pm: How Municipal Regulations Affect Solar Development Opportunities at the Local Level. Presented by Jeffrey Kehoe, NYS Department of Ag and Markets. Learn how local communities can best prepare for managing the huge influx of solar company demand for land.

Local Program (1:30-?)

The afternoon program will vary by county office.

webinar agenda (PDF; 551KB)

Be a part of this statewide program at the CCE Wayne County office:

Call CCE Wayne to register - 315-331-8415. Pre-registration is required by Oct 21.  You can also register on line here: 



$10 includes pizza lunch

Last updated October 19, 2021