Current

Events

Our staff offer presentations and host workshops, trainings, and mixers across the region with local and regional partners.

What’s happening

Maximizing Growing in Small Spaces
Wednesday July 17, 2024

4:00-6:00pm
Wild Fern Farm, Kingston, NH
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  • Farmers and landowners are invited to join Liz Willey for an on-farm workshop. Wild Fern Farm is a small, hand scale vegetable farm that grows on 1/3 of an acre and 2,500 square feet of high tunnels. The farm currently offers a CSA, sells at The Portsmouth farmers market and supplies wholesale crops to the food hub, The Three River Farmers Alliance. The design of the farm is to stay small, efficient and hand scale. In this workshop, Liz will share the ways she maximizes limited space and discuss methods of “bed flipping.” Liz will also share some of the story of growing on leased land at Bakie Farm and the steps she must take to remain organic on shared land. Kali Lucey, Land For Good’s New Hampshire Field Agent, will be present and happy to discuss the way Land For Good can support you with farmland access and secure tenure. Hosted by Land For Good and NOFA-NH’s Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP).

Eastern Bison Conference
Saturday July 20, 2024

9:00-6:00pm
Yankee Farmer’s Market: Pitcher Mountain Farm, Stoddard, NH
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  • Conference for all farmers (bison, livestock and other), or anyone looking to farm in the future. The day will be packed with information about conservation, regeneration, restoration and sustainability as it relates to our food systems, farms, animals and land. Kali Lucey, Land For Good’s New Hampshire Field Agent, will be present and happy to discuss the way Land For Good can support with farmland access and secure tenure. Hosted by Brian and Keira Farmer owners of Yankee Farmer’s Market & Pitcher Mountain Farm in collaboration with Land For Good.

Succession Presentations for Maine Cheese Guild’s Dairy Leadership Cohort
Monday July 22 & 29, 2024

12:00-2:00pm
Virtual

  • A succession workshop designed by Land For Good for Maine Cheese Guild’s Dairy Leadership Cohort. The first session will describe the seven key components of a farm succession plan ranging from management transfer to retirement planning to family communication. Strategies for identifying a successor for farms operating without an heir, strategies for success, and how to build a team of advisors that can turn your succession plan into a reality will be covered. The goal is to provide a broad overview of the succession planning process and to identify resources and next steps. A workbook and handouts will be provided to attendees to complete on their own time. In the second session we will focus on specific questions and answers and discuss follow up resources that are available to support you in continuing on the journey of farm and business succession. Kate Turcotte, Land For Good’s Maine Field Agent will lead these sessions. Hosted by the Maine Cheese Guild.

Protecting and Promoting Farmland in Your Town
Tuesday July 23, 2024

6:00-7:30pm
Virtual
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  • A special webinar for municipalities in southeastern Massachusetts. Massachusetts is losing farmland faster than we can save it, and towns can play a part in ensuring land remains available for future generations of farmers. Local policies make a big difference in whether farms succeed or fail, and there are many programs (and lots of funding) available to help protect farmland in your town. This special webinar will share information about farmland protection tools and funding sources for Massachusetts municipalities. Topics will include: the case for protecting farmland in Massachusetts, tools to help farmers access farmland, ways to support farmers through town planning, funding sources for permanent land protection, and success stories from southeastern Massachusetts. Hosted by the Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP), with presentations from American Farmland Trust and Deanna Levanti, Land For Good’s Southeastern New England Field Agent.


Farmer Training Project: Accessing and Leasing Land
Wednesday July 31, 2024

5:00-7:00pm
Suncatcher Flower Farm, Brunswick, ME
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  • Farm tour and conversation at Suncatcher Flower Farm, which leases one acre of land from Crystal Spring Farm, for farmers that are interested in leasing land as well as farmers with land to lease. Kate Turcotte, Land For Good’s Maine Field Agent, will discuss the essentials of a good lease, considerations for growing on leased land and how to find land to farm. Additionally, farmer Krysten will share decisions she makes in her business because she leases. Free event with opportunities for networking. Registration required. Hosted by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.

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PO Box 625
Keene, New Hampshire 03431
Phone: 603-357-1600