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We strive to provide the highest quality, customized service around farmland access, tenure and transfer to individuals, families and communities. Our priority is to reach and serve as many people as we can by making most of our services available at no cost. We rely heavily on charitable donations and project grants to fund this labor-intensive work.

We provide various tiers of direct services to individuals and organizations who need help with farmland access, tenure and transfer situations or issues. Most of this help is provided at no-cost thanks to the support of individual, foundation and corporate donors. Read some specific examples of how we’ve helped farmers, farm families and landowners .

Information and referrals

Our staff regularly responds to questions and requests for information about farmland access, especially in New England. If you’re unable to find answers on our website, contact us with your question. We’ll do our best to respond within 48 hours. 

Advising services

If you contact us and we determine that your inquiry can’t be addressed with a simple referral, our New England field agents will offer to provide you with advising services (by phone or email) at no cost. We do our best to meet the needs of you or your organization – and to make the best use of our time together. We typically request background information, set a time to talk, and may ask you to prepare in advance (i.e., read, complete a worksheet, assemble documents). We may suggest other advisors and resources for you to pursue.

This service is provided at no-cost to individual advisees. We are committed to making the best use of the donor resources that support this service – and of ensuring that our services benefit as many people as possible. Therefore, we cap our consulting time at two hours, which may be spread out over time. We hope that anyone who values our services will do their part to “pay forward” the benefits they received by showing their financial  and community support for our work.

Client services

For over a decade, we have specialized in providing in-depth and sustained services to farm seekers, farm families and landowners who may want more assistance and on-going support. Examples of these client services include:

  • Written reports
  • Site visits and face-to-face meetings
  • Assistance with crafting documents
  • Farmer recruitment
  • Maps and scenarios
  • Ongoing coaching
  • Extensive research

We charge a fee for these ongoing consulting services. Through our cost-share and sliding scale plans we will find a way to work with anyone who needs our services. Contact us to find out more.

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