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Upcoming Events

Land For Good staff host mixers, workshops and training across the region, typically with local or regional partners. We are also frequent speakers, panel organizers or moderators at other local, regional and national events. 

Lewiston-Auburn Region Farmland Access & Growing the Food Economy Conference
Making Your Land Available for Agriculture Session
March 7, 2019

Auburn Senior Community Center, 48 Pettengill Park Road, Auburn, ME
8:00am – 12:30pm
Registration required

  • Stop by our booth or join our learning conversation about making your land available for agriculture. Abby Sadauckas, LFG’s Maine Field Agent, will help you explore your options. Are you wondering if farming might be a good use for your land? Whether you’re just exploring the idea or you know that your land is well-suited, this session can help.

Planning for the Next Successor on your Farm Workshop — MA
March 7, 2019
Fidelity Bank, 9 Leominster Connector, Leominster MA
(snow date: March 25th)
5:00 – 7:00pm

  • Experts from Land for Good and Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources will provide tools and resources – including the state’s  Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program​ – to help you identify the next owner of the farm and take steps towards making the transition. To register, email Dorothy Du at Dorothy.Du@mass.gov – please include which date/location you will attend and how many people will be attending from your farm. Sponsored by MDAR’s Agricultural Business Training Program.

Community Conversations: Focus on Farmers — ME
March 10, 2019
Merry Meeting Hall, Main Street, Bowdoinham ME
12:00 – 2:00pm

  • Abby Sadauckas, LFG’s Maine Field Agent and Bowdoinham farmer, will help facilitate an afternoon conversation for Bowdoinham Community Development Institute (BCDI) designed to solicit farmer feedback on the next phase of the Farmland Inventory Project and ideas for how BCDI can further support the farming community. Lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided along with information about BCDI’s loan program and Merrymeeting Food Council programs. Email RSVP to bcdi.maine@gmail.com along with any specific topic you would like to discuss.

NH Food System Statewide Gathering: Cultivating Our Collective Voice
Improving Agricultural Land Conservation in NH Workshop
March 12, 2019
Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH
Registration required

  • At this breakout session, farmers and landowners will learn about the benefits of protecting good farmland with conservation easements. Cara Cargill, LFG’s NH Field Agent, and Amanda Littleton, Cheshire County Conseration District, with the assistance of the Land Resources Action Team and NH Community Loan Fund, will review a toolkit for community education, farm succession planning, and meeting the needs of beginning farmers who seek land.

Where We’ve Been

Selected Presentations

  • Sponsor, Facilitator and Opening Remarks, Farmland Access and the Importance of Networks for Service Providers, Beginning Farmer Network of MA (BFN/MA) Fall Forum, Charlton MA, Nov. 2013.
  • Farmland Access, Tenure and Transfer: Conservation Tool and Context, Panel on Working Lands Conservation, 5th Regional Conservation Partnership Gathering, Nashua NH, Nov. 2013
  • Affordability (panel presenter and moderator), Farmland Access and Affordability Forum, Wethersfield CT, Oct. 2013
  • Co-Sponsor, organizer and presenter, New England Farmland Convening, Portsmouth NH, May 2013
  • Agriculture Trends in MA and New England and Land Conservation, Mt. Grace Conservation Land Trust, Athol MA, 2013
  • Land For Good’s Approach to Farmland Access, JUST Land national gathering, Land Stewardship Project, Rochester MN, 2012
  • Access to Land for Beginning Farmers, National Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Annual Conference, Rochester MN, 2012
  • Leasing Your Protected Farmland for Agricultural Use, Rhode Island Land and Water Summit, Kingston RI, 2010
  • Land Access, Leasing, Land Trusts and More, Drake Agricultural Law Center Forum on Beginning Farmers, Washington DC,, 2010
  • Farm/Ranch Succession Education, Programs and Services, Changing Lands, Changing Hands national conference, Denver CO, 2009
  • Farmland Access and Transfer, Georgia Organics, Atlanta, GA 2009
  • Annual conference, Massachusetts Association of Agriculture Commissions 2009.
  • What’s the Plan for the Farm?, Michigan Land Use Institute, Traverse City MI, 2007
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Small and Beginning Farmers, Small and Beginner Farmers of NH conference, October 2007