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Access land to start or expand a farm business, transfer a farm or identify a successor
Make land available for agricultural uses, find the right farmer for your property
Work with farmers to improve land access, tenure & transfer, offer inspiring resources & more
“The biggest obstacle has been and continues to be the search for permanent land. Land For Good was super knowledgeable and had our best interest in mind. ”Free Living Farm, Petersham, MA
“Working with Land For Good was truly instrumental in our farm’s ability and preparedness to access our long term land for farming.”Dandy Ram Farm, Monroe, ME
“Mike, Land For Good’s Vermont Field Agent, was terrific in getting us going on our farm transfer and getting us focused and thinking about everything that needed to happen.”Crossroad Farm, Fairlee, VT
We couldn’t do this work without you! You can make a difference today for farmers and farmland in New England.
Since 2004 LFG has provided caring support and expert guidance to help farmers, landowners and communities navigate the complex challenges of land access, tenure, and transfer.
We started with our Farm Legacy Program in response to identifying a huge gap in services around farm succession planning. We developed our unique coaching approach to providing ongoing support and guidance to farm families in planning the transfer of their farms to the next generation or owner.
We hosted a national conference on farm and ranch access, tenure and transfer. We soon realized that to fully address land access challenges at a systemic level, we also needed to reach and support non-farming landowners.
We kicked off our first (of many) region-wide Land Access Projects, a comprehensive, multi-year project addressing the farmland access challenges facing New England’s beginning farmers.
We grew our team over the years, including hiring state field agents. Our team members are distributed across New England. Nearly all have either operated farms, managed or worked on farms, and/or have formal agricultural training.
As a national leader on these issues, we organized and hosted Changing Lands, Changing Hands, the second national conference on farm and ranch access, tenure and transfer.
The third phase of our Land Access Project (LAP3) improved and expanded services to help more beginning farmers access farmland in each New England state, and addressed key gaps identified by both farmers and service providers. We also convened the first national Farm Link Clinic.
We provided training and technical assistance to organizations in more than two dozen states. We weathered the pandemic years with new online delivery methods and tools. We conducted organizational assessments and trainings with racial equity consultants. Our three-year Land for Farmers Project kicked off to provide training and technical assistance to achieve farmland access for more beginning farmers.
We continue to see more requests from beginning and established farmers for services and resources. Agricultural service providers continue to seek us out for technical assistance or to engage in policy or project work, both regionally and nationally. We have embarked on an equity infused strategic planning process. We are also getting ready to celebrate our 20th Anniversary!
New field staff helping bridge the gap between retiring farmers & new generation
We are excited to introduce new staff that are helping farmer seekers on their path to acquiring farmland and retiring farmers with their transfer planning. Kali Lucey, our new New Hampshire Field Agent. Kali joined the team in March 2023 as an Administrative Assistant. Her skills quickly proved valuable to the team, and she expanded […]
Proud to be part of a robust network of advisors making an impact for Vermont farmers
Congratulations to the 38 farm and forest businesses receiving advising services and nearly $900,000 in funding to support long-term viability and improve water quality from the Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program. As a program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB), the Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program enhances the economic viability of […]
A new plain language guide on how to find, assess & secure farmland
en español: Una nueva guía en lenguaje sencillo sobre cómo encontrar, evaluar y obtener tierras de cultivo When looking for farmland to start or expand a farm business, there are lots of steps to find the right piece of land. Clarifying your vision and needs, exploring land tenure options, and conducting a land search are […]
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