The property was mainly used in the past as grazing land for cattle and sheep production with some hay farming as well.
In 2002, Tom and Jo Fesler purchased the property through there their company, Fesler Development, Inc.
Corning Tomorrow, Inc., a501(C)(3) charitable corporation, was founded in November 2009.
This is when the conceptual design of the project began. We believe that educating people about conservation, land stewardship, and the importance of agriculture will be a viable tool to our area, as well as afar. Our team worked with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service,in addition to partnering with US Fish and Wildlife Service to implement a perpetual conservation easement through the Wetlands Reserve Program for the reconstruction of wetlands and uplands.
The NRCS easement closed September 2012.
In September 2012, we started breaking ground for the agricultural component of our project, and future arboretum.
We are diligently working to have most of our agriculture crops planted by the Spring of 2013 as most of our infrastructure is in place.