Category: Land For Farmers Project

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 […]

Spanish resources for farmers looking for land

en español: Recursos en español para agricultores que buscan tierras. If you are a farmer looking for land to start, relocate or expand your operation, there are resources to guide your planning and search. If you are not yet farming, we recommend that you prepare and develop a plan before you begin searching for land.  […]

New webinar series helps landowners support land access in New England

Land access is a prime challenge to farmers, particularly new and beginning farmers. Ninety percent of the 20,000 landowners that lease out active farmland in New England are non-farmers. Non-farming landowners play a crucial role in supporting secure land tenure and food security in this region. Land For Good, together with the New England Farm […]

Support for farm succession planning & land access in the Berkshires

Berkshire County, Massachusetts has a rich history of agriculture. Today it supports a huge diversity of farms from large, multi-generational dairy farms to small, urban vegetable operations, as well as farmers markets, farm stands, and many farm-focused events.  But conditions in Berkshire County call for increased attention to farmland access and transfer. An aging farmer […]

Acquire your own farm with some helpful training

This winter we launched Acquiring Your Farm, a training series for new and beginning farmers to help identify goals and set financial parameters, review pros and cons of owning versus leasing, conduct a land search, assess farm properties, discover keys to successful communication, and more. It provides a thorough introduction to the complex issues of […]

Winter sessions offer help with farm succession planning

Most farmers we work with want their land to stay in agriculture; the legacy of the land is often a cherished value. But few farm families have plans in place that articulate who their successor is and exactly how the land, equipment, business, and other assets will be divided among heirs and farm successors.  In […]

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