Category: News

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, […]

20 years of expanding farmland opportunities & securing land for future generations

Land For Good is celebrating 20 years of helping farmers thrive, connecting people and land, and making more land available for farming across New England. We thank the many partners who have collaborated on research projects, new tools and resources, or workshopping policy ideas. We recognize the landowners who’ve bravely faced questions on how to […]

Support from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation helps grow farmland access

We are both grateful and humbled to announce that the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant to support Land For Good’s work over the next year toward increased farming opportunity for farmers to build and maintain viable businesses, and for farmland to stay in farming.  Thank you to the Charitable Foundation for empowering […]

Theme of collaboration at the Southeast New England Agriculture Conference

On February 4, 2024, Land For Good attended the Southeast New England Agriculture Conference and Trade Show (SNEACTS) at Bristol Agricultural High School in Dighton, Massachusetts. This conference was organized in collaboration between agricultural organizations in the region, spearheaded by the Southeast Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership or SEMAP, our regional “buy local” group. It’s likely that you’ve […]

New Hampshire advancements in the local food system 

Exciting work happening with partners across the Granite State A food system is composed of many different moving parts. These include access to land, processing plants, distribution, markets, funding opportunities, policy work, food access, and more. New Hampshire has a strong conglomeration of organizations, business, and government agencies that have formed various network groups focused […]

Farm Aid Grant supports secure, equitable, affordable farmland access

Each year, as part of their work to build a thriving family farm-centered system of agriculture, Farm Aid awards grants to organizations serving family farms. We’re proud to be a 2023 grant recipient and critical partner in the movement to keep family farmers on the land. In December 2023, Farm Aid distributed more than $1.3 […]

Winter training series filling up fast

Over the winter months we look forward to connecting with farmers to help them on their road to finding farmland or transferring their farm with the following online and in-person training series. But these workshops are filling up fast – reserve your spot today! Learn how to acquire your own farm Finding, getting onto, and […]

New field staff helping bridge the gap between retiring farmers & new generation 

We are excited to introduce new staff that are helping farmer seekers on their path to acquiring farmland and retiring farmers with their transfer planning.  Kali Lucey, our new New Hampshire Field Agent. Kali joined the team in March 2023 as an Administrative Assistant. Her skills quickly proved valuable to the team, and she expanded […]

Proud to be part of a robust network of advisors making an impact for Vermont farmers

Congratulations to the 38 farm and forest businesses receiving advising services and nearly $900,000 in funding to support long-term viability and improve water quality from the Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program. As a program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB), the Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program enhances the economic viability of […]

A new plain language guide on how to find, assess & secure farmland

en español: Una nueva guía en lenguaje sencillo sobre cómo encontrar, evaluar y obtener tierras de cultivo When looking for farmland to start or expand a farm business, there are lots of steps to find the right piece of land. Clarifying your vision and needs, exploring land tenure options, and conducting a land search are […]

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