Category: Resources

Farmers take important steps to dig in to farm succession planning

Most farmers we work with want their land to stay in agriculture, but few senior generation farmers have plans in place that articulate who their successor is and exactly how the land, equipment, business, and other assets will be passed onto future farmers. Making these decisions and confirming the appropriate financial and legal tools to […]

New guide supports farmland owners in advancing land justice

Farmland access and tenure are among the most pressing issues in agriculture today. These land challenges must be considered in their historic and contemporary contexts. Systemic racism, a legacy of land theft, and policies that advantage white people perpetuate inequality and limit land access for farmers and communities of color. Farmland owners have the opportunity […]

New Hampshire advancements in the local food system 

Exciting work happening with partners across the Granite State A food system is composed of many different moving parts. These include access to land, processing plants, distribution, markets, funding opportunities, policy work, food access, and more. New Hampshire has a strong conglomeration of organizations, business, and government agencies that have formed various network groups focused […]

Winter training series filling up fast

Over the winter months we look forward to connecting with farmers to help them on their road to finding farmland or transferring their farm with the following online and in-person training series. But these workshops are filling up fast – reserve your spot today! Learn how to acquire your own farm Finding, getting onto, and […]

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 […]

Obtenga más información sobre los métodos para acceder juntos a las tierras de cultivo

en inglés: Cooperative farming & accessing farmland together. Guide now available in Spanish! Muchos agricultores están explorando formas de cultivar juntos. La idea de estar con otros agricultores y compartir con ellos es muy atractiva. Hay un instinto humano básico de mantenerse a uno mismo y a su familia que se hace más posible o […]

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.  […]

Make Your Land Available for Farming, free webinar & resources for landowners

Land is an essential element of farming, but most farmland in New England isn’t being farmed. As a landowner, when you make land available for farming you help secure a future for farming in your community. From a small vegetable plot to acreage for livestock, partnering with farmers to create productive and sustainable uses for […]

This winter! Opportunities to work on farm succession planning

Most farmers that we work with want their land to stay in agriculture, but very few have plans in place that articulate how the land, equipment, business, and other assets will be divided among the next generation or unrelated operator. Succession planning can present challenges, and each situation is unique. We have helped hundreds of farmers […]

Live webinar on accessing land to farm collectively

Access to land remains a top challenge for many farmers, especially new, young, or socially disadvantaged farmers. Farmers face common challenges and obstacles – appropriate land is hard to find and expensive to buy, renting land can seem insecure or feel like a risky investment, and farming can feel isolating. For these reasons and more, […]

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 […]

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