Year: 2021

Legal risk management strategies around land issues for the agricultural community

We’re pleased to partner with Farm Commons, a national leader on legal assistance to farmers, as part of our effort to strengthen farmer and farm business resiliency through professional education.  Farm Commons is a nonprofit membership organization providing farmers with the proactive legal counsel they need to become the resilient base of a healthy food […]

Helping keep Vermont’s farmland in active farming

It is estimated as many as 300 Vermont farms may change hands over the next five years as farmers scale back and transition from farming. At the same time, affordable access to farmland is a serious barrier for new farmers or those seeking to grow and expand their business. And, farmland that could be accessed […]

NH town’s agricultural commission helping connect farmers with land

New Hampshire agriculture is in the midst of a renaissance with older farmers looking to transfer their farm to another generation of farmers, young people graduating from sustainable agri­culture programs and looking for land to farm, and non-farmers purchasing abandoned farms with the idea of buying protection from develop­ment and wanting to promote open space. […]

Advocating for a greater USDA commitment to fund farm & food business technical assistance

The coronavirus pandemic has underscored not just the value of local and regional farm and food businesses to the resilience of our nation’s food system, but how essential the development of business skills are to the success of these operations. Farmers and ranchers are entrepreneurs as much as they are growers of agricultural products. Dedicated […]

FaithLands partnerships between farmers, faith communities & food systems

Faith communities are a significant and unique type of agricultural landowner. Several religious organizations contact us with interest in making their land available for agricultural purposes and seek guidance on where to begin. So we are excited to support the FaithLands initiative and learning community to create specialized land access resources. FaithLands envisions a world […]

Farm succession training for professionals who serve farmers scheduled for September 2021

Over 10,000 New England farmers are likely to exit farming in the next decade. Most lack adequate succession plans. Farmers need skilled and knowledgeable technical advisors who can work as a team to support and guide the complex planning process. This fall we’re planning a unique training on the legal, business and financial aspects of […]

Beginning farmers Cara & Michael find land through farm link program

Finding secure access to land is the top barrier for a new generation of farmers looking to gain ground. About 61% of beginning famers report that access to land is their biggest challenge, according to the National Young Farmers Coalition. Farm link programs and services help beginning farmers and farmland owners connect with each other […]

Farmers share inspiration amid land access challenges

We could all benefit from a little inspiration from our farmers. These recent articles in the news overlap our work and highlight some of our farmer clients and advisees. Our team is proud to have helped these farmers directly in various ways and collaborated with partners on their behalf. We clearly see the impacts of […]

NH Farm Future Fund 2021 grant recipients announced

NH Association of Conservation Districts, in partnership with the Cheshire County Conservation District, recently announced the NH Farm Future Fund 2021 grant recipients. Since 2020, $190,000 has been distributed to 10 farms, in partnership with 8 NH Land Trusts conserving 991 acres, in 7 counties. The goal of the NH Farm Future Fund is to […]

Free webinar series on farm succession planning begins March 16th

Each winter we host 20-30 senior generation farmers from across New England at a Farm Succession School. The school provides structured and sustained support to help farmers make decisions, engage their families, and organize the legal and financial considerations of the farm succession planning process. This year we’re taking the classroom virtual, amid the pandemic, with a […]

Rhode Island farmer to address growing needs for farmland access & transfer

Join us in welcoming Katie Steere, a farmer and community leader from Glocester RI, to the Land For Good team as our new Rhode Island Field Agent. We met Katie last January 2020 through the Landing on the Right Acre farmer storytelling event that brought together a slice of the agricultural community. On that cold […]

Farm viability a priority for NH nonprofits

Organizations from around New Hampshire are partnering to offer teams of coaches to New Hampshire farms and food businesses to help them meet their business and management goals. Thanks to a grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), administered by the Agricultural Viability Alliance, these organizations will offer teams of specialists tailored to farm […]

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