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Events and Training

  National conference registration is now open!

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.

 

Upcoming Events

Maine Real Estate Professional Training
April 20, 2017
9:00am – 12:30pm
University of Maine, Hutchinson Center, Belfast, ME
Course is eligible for 3 hours continuing educations credits from Maine Real Estate Commission

  • Training course for realtors and real estate professionals who work with farms with commercial agricultural potential. Learn how commercial farm buyers differ from other rural property buyers and what they look for in properties, plus how to reach them! Receive tools and resources to help you best describe farm property to potential farm buyers, such as soils, field acreage, buildings and infrastructure, as well as state and regional “land linking” programs. Presented by Land For Good, Maine Farmland Trust, and Maine Farms Realty. Course fee is $30. To learn more or register for this training course in Maine, visit the Education page at midcoastrealtors.com. Members can register online or non-Realtor members can register via email to melanie@midcoastrealtors.com.

Professional Training for Farm Succession Advisors
May 3 – 4, 2017
The Falls Center, Manchester, NH, More info

  • 2-Day Seminar for Attorneys and Providers who work with farmers. Build your skills and proficiency in assisting farm families through transition; become or find a farm succession practice mentor; connect with other farm service providers in your state and form teams to deliver quality succession assistance to farmers; plus learn from legal experts. A structured curriculum will be combined with networking and state-level team building. Register.

Changing Lands, Changing Hands National Conference
June 13 – 17, 2017
Denver, Colorado, More info

  • A National Conference on Farm and Ranch Access, Tenure and Transfer: Land access, agricultural land tenure and farm succession are priority challenges for US agriculture. USDA and groups across the country are addressing these issues with research, policies, programming and professional development. In cooperation with USDA, Land For Good will host Changing Lands, Changing Hands, a national conference on these topics. Early bird registration will open February 1, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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