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Farmers

Access land to start or expand a farm business, transfer a farm or identify a successor

Landowners

Make land available for agricultural uses, find the right farmer for your property

Service Providers

Work with farmers to improve land access, tenure & transfer, offer inspiring resources & more

Single continuous line drawing young couple farmer shouldered hoes on his shoulders and carried buckets ready go to farm. Farming minimalism concept. One line draw graphic design vector illustration

Farmers

Access land to start or expand a farm business, transfer a farm or identify a successor

Landowners

Make land available for agricultural uses, find the right farmer for your property

Service Providers

Work with farmers to improve land access, tenure & transfer, offer inspiring resources & more

“The biggest obstacle has been and continues to be the search for permanent land. Land For Good was super knowledgeable and had our best interest in mind. ”

Free Living Farm, Petersham, MA
A farmer standing in their greenhouse surrounded by green plants.

“Working with Land For Good was truly instrumental in our farm’s ability and preparedness to access our long term land for farming.”

Dandy Ram Farm, Monroe, ME
Transitioning farmers Tim and Janet of Crossroad Farm, Fairlee VT

“Mike, Land For Good’s Vermont Field Agent, was terrific in getting us going on our farm transfer and getting us focused and thinking about everything that needed to happen.”

Crossroad Farm, Fairlee, VT

OUR MISSION

FARMER STORIES

SHOW SUPPORT

Over the past 20 years, we have helped keep thousands of acres of working farmland in active production. We couldn’t do this work without you! Learn how you can become a sponsor for our 20th anniversary year. You can make a difference today for farmers and farmland in New England.

OUR HISTORY

  • Since 2004 LFG has provided caring support and expert guidance to help farmers, landowners and communities navigate the complex challenges of land access, tenure, and transfer.

  • We started with our Farm Legacy Program in response to identifying a huge gap in services around farm succession planning. We developed our unique coaching approach to providing ongoing support and guidance to farm families in planning the transfer of their farms to the next generation or owner.

  • We hosted a national conference on farm and ranch access, tenure and transfer. We soon realized that to fully address land access challenges at a systemic level, we also needed to reach and support non-farming landowners.

  • We kicked off our first (of many) region-wide Land Access Projects, a comprehensive, multi-year project addressing the farmland access challenges facing New England’s beginning farmers.

  • We grew our team over the years, including hiring state field agents. Our team members are distributed across New England. Nearly all have either operated farms, managed or worked on farms, and/or have formal agricultural training.

  • As a national leader on these issues, we organized and hosted Changing Lands, Changing Hands, the second national conference on farm and ranch access, tenure and transfer.

  • The third phase of our Land Access Project (LAP3) improved and expanded services to help more beginning farmers access farmland in each New England state, and addressed key gaps identified by both farmers and service providers. We also convened the first national Farm Link Clinic.

  • We provided training and technical assistance to organizations in more than two dozen states. We weathered the pandemic years with new online delivery methods and tools. We conducted organizational assessments and trainings with racial equity consultants. Our three-year Land for Farmers Project kicked off to provide training and technical assistance to achieve farmland access for more beginning farmers.

  • We continue to see more requests from beginning and established farmers for services and resources. Agricultural service providers continue to seek us out for technical assistance or to engage in policy or project work, both regionally and nationally. In 2023 we embarked on an equity infused strategic planning process.

  • 2024 marks 20 years as an organization that has been helping farmers thrive, connecting people and land, and making more land available for farming.  We’re proud to be working along with all of you at the forefront of changing the way land is accessed, held, and transferred to future farmers across the country.

Farmers take important steps to dig in to farm succession planning

Most farmers we work with want their land to stay in agriculture, but few senior generation farmers have plans in place that articulate who their successor is and exactly how the land, equipment, business, and other assets will be passed onto future farmers. Making these decisions and confirming the appropriate financial and legal tools to […]

New guide supports farmland owners in advancing land justice

Farmland access and tenure are among the most pressing issues in agriculture today. These land challenges must be considered in their historic and contemporary contexts. Systemic racism, a legacy of land theft, and policies that advantage white people perpetuate inequality and limit land access for farmers and communities of color. Farmland owners have the opportunity […]

Key partner in NH Farm Future Fund, amid 5th year of funding

The NH Farm Future Fund has $100,000 available in the 2024 grant round for land trusts seeking to help New Hampshire farms conserve their land and improve the viability of their farm business. The hope is to support five additional farms in this next round. The fund is an integrated approach to funding farm viability, […]

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Keene, New Hampshire 03431
Phone: 603-357-1600