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Events and Training

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.

NOFA Vermont Winter Conference: Organic Matters
February 17 – 19, 2018
Davis Center, Burlington VT
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  • Join us February 18th (session II) for Innovative Models for Land Access, presented by Mike Ghia, LFG’s Vermont Field Agent; Benneth Phelps, Dirt Capital Partners’ Director of Farmer Services; and Jon Ramsey​, Vermont Land Trust’s Director of Farmland Access Program.
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)
Land Access Boot Camp
February 22, 2018
Organic University, La Crosse WI
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  • A full-day course! Finding land to farm can be an enormous stumbling block for new farmers. Get a leg up on your search with help from this powerhouse team. Learn how to determine the utility of a piece of land, whether buying or leasing is the best option, and how to get financing, as well as pitfalls to avoid and issues to anticipate as you look for a home for your farm. Instructors include Kathy Ruhf, LFG’s Senior Program Director; Tess Brown-Lavoie, LFG’s Rhode Island Field Agent; and Brett Olson, co-founder of Renewing the Countryside.
NH Farm Transfer Planning Workshop
February 23, 2018
UNH Campus, Durham NH
9:00am – 3:00pm
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  • A free one-day workshop to learn basic considerations for transferring the farm to the next generation, or taking the farm over from a family or non-family member. Topics include elements of a succession plan, goal-setting, financial considerations, legal aspects, conservation easement tools, and how crop insurance can lower risk for all involved. Participation from both generations is highly encouraged, if applicable. In partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension, USDA, Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, and Land For Good. Please contact Kelly McAdam at 603.527.5475 or email

Southern New England Farm Succession Schools

Massachusetts Farm Succession School
December 5, 2017
January 11, 2018
February 7, 2018
at the Massachusetts Farm Bureau, 249 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough, MA
Registration is now closed.

Connecticut Farm Succession School 
December 6, 2017
January 10, 2018
February 6, 2018
at the Connecticut Farm Bureau, 78 Beaver Road, Wethersfield, CT
Registration is now closed. 

Rhode Island Farm Succession School
December 8, 2017
January 9, 2018
February 8, 2018
at the USDA Service Center, 60 Quaker Lane, Suite #62, Warwick, RI
Registration is now closed. 

  • One of your biggest challenges is planning for farm succession. Farm Succession School offers structured and sustained support to make decisions, engage your family, and organize the legal and financial mechanics. Topics include: goal setting, estate planning, retirement planning, family communications, taxes, legal structure, Medicaid, and bringing on a successor. See flyer for complete details. Read more







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