Category: Land Access Project

More resources available when & where farmers really need it

Last year’s market disruptions created crises and opportunities for farmers. Some farmers struggled to keep their businesses afloat, others had banner years, and some were forced to consider retirement. All farmers had to adapt quickly to new realities and demand. We continue to help more farmers find, secure, and transfer farmland across New England. This […]

Free webinar series on farm succession planning begins March 16th

Each winter we host 20-30 senior generation farmers from across New England at a Farm Succession School. The school provides structured and sustained support to help farmers make decisions, engage their families, and organize the legal and financial considerations of the farm succession planning process. This year we’re taking the classroom virtual, amid the pandemic, with a […]

Preview the upcoming conference sessions and register while you still can!

The 6th Annual Farmland Access and Transfer Conference is less than a week away! Monday November 16th – Wednesday, November 18th from 1-5pm. Hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Land For Good, we are happy to expand the opportunity for more people to attend by taking the conference online this year. Register now to get access […]

Register now for the Farmland Access & Transfer Conference. Great line up of sessions! November 16-18

The 6th annual Farmland Access & Transfer Conference will go virtual this year, November 16-18, 2020. As the largest conference in New England that focuses solely on the issues of farmland access, tenure and transfer, this has become a critical convening for participants across the region. Co-hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Land For Good, the […]

Inspired for the next chapter of our work in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island farming community, and all of us at LFG, extend a special thank you to Tess Brown-Lavoie as she transitions out of her role as LFG’s Rhode Island Field Agent. As a farmer and community leader, Tess’ dynamic work in Rhode Island (and beyond) helped farmers access land and transfer farms in service […]

Farmland Access & Transfer Conference: Our Newest Field Agent’s Reflection

On a cold November morning I completed the last leg of my journey to the Farmland Access & Transfer Conference from Connecticut. Working remotely, I appreciate every chance I get to connect with farmers, as well as our partners and colleagues on a personal level. As a farmer myself, I was eager to attend my […]

Do you know senior farmers looking toward retirement?

Over the next 10-20 years, thirty percent of New England’s farmers are likely to exit farming. The 1.4 million acres they manage and $6.45 billion in land and agricultural infrastructure they own will change hands one way or another — most of these senior farmers would like to see their land remain in farming. Do […]

Improving farm link programs to connect more beginning farmers & farmland owners

As a leader on farmland access and transfer issues, we have helped inform farm link programs of all sizes. This fall Connecticut Farmland Trust and Connecticut Department of Agriculture launched an updated Connecticut Farm Link site improving how beginning farmers and farmland owners connect. Working together with Connecticut Farm Link, Maine FarmLink and Vermont Land […]

Gain skills to secure farmland, tackle succession planning & more at the Farmland Access & Transfer Conference

Maine Farmland Trust and Land For Good will host the fifth annual Farmland Access & Transfer Conference on November 18, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta ME. At the day-long conference, farmers will learn strategies for tackling succession planning, participate in conversations about equity and affordability, gain the skills to find and secure […]

Farmers taking climate action to learn from one another with on-farm workshop & tour
Nov. 6

As many farmers think about adapting their practices for the changing climate, local farmers will have an opportunity to learn about current climate change concerns and adaptation practices, tour a farm that has implemented climate change adaptive and resiliency measures, build farmer and peer connections and receive support. On November 6, 2019 at Edgewater Farm […]

Accessing land? Consider your options with our Farm Access Methods guide

Farming is a capital-intensive business to enter, in part because of skyrocketing land prices, and because beginning farmers often see small profits, or even losses, in their first years of business.  Our Farm Access Methods decision guide was created to help farmers make informed decisions about how they access land in a way that is […]

Farm link programs share what works & make improvements at national clinic

  Making connections! So many great stories came out of the National Farm Link Clinic. It was great to share and learn together. Such amazing programs helping farmers!  Nationally, over 50 farm link programs deliver a range of services to help connect farm seekers with exiting farmers and non-farming landowners. Representatives from 26 farm link […]

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