Category: Press Release

Executive Director steps down at a time of opportunity & growth

Land For Good announces that Jim Habana Hafner will step down as Executive Director this summer after nine years with the organization. Jim joined Land For Good in 2013 as Deputy Director and became Executive Director in 2015 as part of a planned leadership transition. Jim has played an integral role in the organization’s growth […]

New England Farmer Microgrants Program awards $462,000

Congratulations to the 96 farmer recipients of the New England Farmer Microgrants Program (NEFMP). The program, sponsored by American Farmland Trust (AFT), addresses some of the barriers farmers face across New England, such as access to land, resources to expand production on new or existing land, and farm succession and land transfer planning. We’re looking forward to supporting farmers […]

Exiting farmers need attorneys and other service providers who specialize in farm succession

Retiring New England farmers have identified a need for help to prepare for, plan, and navigate the complex process of farm business succession. Over 10,000 New England farmers are likely to exit farming in the next decade. Many want technical assistance on specific aspects of succession and transfer. Most lack adequate succession plans. They need […]

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 […]

Generous grant will help keep NH farmland in farming

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has awarded a general operating support grant of $60,000 to Land For Good. This three-year grant will help with outreach, education, collaboration and direct service to support farm transfer and succession planning in New Hampshire.  PRESS RELEASE – The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has made $4.1 million in grants through […]

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 […]

Gain skills to secure farmland, tackle succession planning & more at the Farmland Access & Transfer Conference

Maine Farmland Trust and Land For Good will host the fifth annual Farmland Access & Transfer Conference on November 18, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta ME. At the day-long conference, farmers will learn strategies for tackling succession planning, participate in conversations about equity and affordability, gain the skills to find and secure […]

Farmers taking climate action to learn from one another with on-farm workshop & tour
Nov. 6

As many farmers think about adapting their practices for the changing climate, local farmers will have an opportunity to learn about current climate change concerns and adaptation practices, tour a farm that has implemented climate change adaptive and resiliency measures, build farmer and peer connections and receive support. On November 6, 2019 at Edgewater Farm […]

Bipartisan house bill seeks to mitigate student loan debt for young farmers entering agriculture

Press Release: Young Farmers Coalition (WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2019) The Young Farmer Success Act (HR 3232) was introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson(R-PA), Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-NY), Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA), and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) on June 12, 2019. In a bipartisan effort to bolster the nation’s agricultural economy and provide security to its food supply, this bill would extend the Public […]

VT senior farmers face succession planning challenges head-on with help from local groups

In Vermont, senior farmers age 65 or older operate 28% of the state’s farms. Of these 2,076 senior farmers, just 9% of them have someone under age 45 managing the farm with them. The 363,600 acres and $1.2 billion in land and agricultural infrastructure they own will transfer ownership in the next 10+ years in […]

New England Farm Link Collaborative helps farm seekers & landowners connect

Across New England, good, available farmland is scarce, expensive and just plain hard to find. Young and established farm seekers alike struggle to buy or rent the land they need to establish or grow their businesses. Yet, many older farmers now face retirement with no one to take over. And increasingly, private, public and institutional […]

Most exiting farmers in New England may have no one to take over the farm, new study shows

Editor’s Note: See where this got picked up in the news in over 40 articles at Nearly 30% of New England’s farmers are likely to exit farming in the next 10+ years, and 9 out of 10 of them are farming without a young farmer alongside. This is according to new analysis of U.S. Census […]

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