Year: 2020

A farmer’s personal reflection on transferring the farm

I have loved two farms, the farm where I grew up in Connecticut, and the farm I live on now in Massachusetts. Back in their early days, everyone farmed to subsist. Stories of work horses pulling hay wagons and picnics in the hayfields filled my childhood. I assumed there would always be farms and lots […]

NH Farm Future Fund announce a second year of funding

NH Association of Conservation Districts recently announced the second round of the NH Farm Future Fund. The mission of the NH Farm Future Fund is to provide funding for farm viability planning in concert with the conservation of important agricultural soils. This program will leverage the opportunity of putting a conservation easement on farmland to […]

Join a global day of giving: #GivingTuesday on December 1st

In this time of great uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope—that together we can do extraordinary things. Join us on Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020, and help us fight for New England’s farms and our local food security. Double your impact this year! On Giving Tuesday your generosity will be matched by […]

Preview the upcoming conference sessions and register while you still can!

The 6th Annual Farmland Access and Transfer Conference is less than a week away! Monday November 16th – Wednesday, November 18th from 1-5pm. Hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Land For Good, we are happy to expand the opportunity for more people to attend by taking the conference online this year. Register now to get access […]

Farm succession training for professionals who serve farmers

Successful farm transfers require a supportive and knowledgeable team of service providers. A new professional development project is aimed to strengthen the knowledge, skills and collaboration of a diverse group of service providers who work with—or want to work with—transitioning farm families in various ways across New England. With a grant from Northeast Sustainable Agriculture […]

Farmland access opportunities, regional food system solutions, & the look ahead post-election – recent weeks in review

The 6th Annual Farmland Access & Transfer Conference is just days away! On November 16-18, the conference will go virtual, enabling more New England participants than ever before to attend, learn, and share ideas. The issues, strategies and skills shared at this conference have increasing relevance to today’s farmers – both those who are transitioning […]

Share your farmland story, funds for New England farmers, & congrats – recent weeks in review

If you’re a farmer or land steward, Land For Good and Maine Farmland Trust invite you to share your farmland story at the 6th annual Farmland Access and Transfer Conference. We welcome everybody and are particularly interested in making space to hear from Black, indigenous and persons of color.” Stories sought include land access models […]

Register now for the Farmland Access & Transfer Conference. Great line up of sessions! November 16-18

The 6th annual Farmland Access & Transfer Conference will go virtual this year, November 16-18, 2020. As the largest conference in New England that focuses solely on the issues of farmland access, tenure and transfer, this has become a critical convening for participants across the region. Co-hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Land For Good, the […]

Navigating CFAP-2, Indigenous People’s Day, & Farmland Access and Transfer – our week in review

Farmers, if you’ve been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic CFAP-2 can help compensate you for losses experienced between April 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020. Check out National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s CFAP 101 for Producers, a short and useful guide that explains who is eligible, how payments are calculated, shares producer case studies and […]

Resiliency through food and farming, helping new and young farmers, & racism in agriculture – the week in review

Mark your calendars for upcoming regional conversations regarding resilience through food and farming. Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire all have virtual events this month that explore how famers are dealing with the pandemic and what it means to build a just and resilient farm and food system. Hear directly from farmers, connect with friends, and […]

Next round of USDA funding, Indigenous food sovereignty & forms of reparations – the week in review

USDA has released its next round of funding, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program – 2, with improvements that will hopefully reach more farmers who were left out of previous aid programs. National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition breaks down the details of what farmers need to know about the revamped assistance program. National Young Farmers Coalition reminds us […]

CFAP-2 to reach more farmers who were left out of previous aid program. Apply now through December 11th

Thousands of farmers struggled to keep their businesses running this growing season as farm relief programs proved unworkable for most small-scale, diverse, and value-added producers. But additional aid is on the horizon. USDA is launching a second round of COVID-19 relief payments that will hopefully reach more farmers who were left out of previous aid […]

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