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Events and Training

Upcoming Events

Land For Good staff continue to host online mixers, workshops and training across the region with local and regional partners. For Q&A or individual assistance, check our virtual office hours available below. We remain committed to carrying our shared work and mission forward while taking necessary health and safety precautions amid COVID-19 to protect our team and the communities in which we live.

 

Community Resilience through Local Food Security – NH Virtual Forums
October 20, 2020 for the Lebanon/Mascoma Valley Community, Register now
October 27, 2020 for the Kearsarge Community, Register now
November 2, 2020 for the Claremont/Newport Community, Register now
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

  • Join the conversation about building resilience through local food production and the working lands that feed us. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of local farms and working lands. Hear from farmers about their land challenges and successes as they produce the food that sustains us. Connect with your neighbors and farmers as we break into smaller groups to talk about the nuts and bolts of increasing productive farmland in the region, how to increase resilience through local food security, and how farms are adapting to climate change. Register to get the Zoom link & dial-in instructions. Hosted in partnership with Vital Communities.

Land Access Connections: Exploring Alternative Land Tenure Arrangements
for Graduates of Farmer Training Programs
– Webinar
November 7, 2020

11:00am – 12:30pm
Register now

  • Finding farmland is a significant challenge for incubator farmers and apprentices transitioning from training programs to independent operations. This panel discussion will share examples of alternative land tenure models for farmland access and ways to connect your trainees to opportunities.

Farmland Access & Transfer Conference – Virtual
November 16 – 18, 2020

Register now

  • 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 conference has drawn over 130 farmers, policymakers, service providers and advocates each year. We are excited to take the conference online and make it available to even more participants in the far reaches of New England.

    The conference format will offer two live sessions each day between 1pm – 5pm. Sessions will be 60-90 minutes each. Registration will get you full access to all the live sessions, plus the pre-recorded webinars, and resources. Live sessions will also be recorded and shared to registrants who wish to later reference or watch at their convenience. See the great line-up of sessions below! Updates and descriptions will be added soon to the registration page, along with continuing updates as we have them available.

    Pre-Conference Sessions or recordings:
    Making Your Land Available for Farming
    Crafting Your Own Agricultural Lease
    Conducting a Farmland Search

    Live Sessions:
    Land Justice Plenary
    Affording Farmland
    Communication between Seekers & Landowners
    Succession Planning 101

    Thank you to our conference sponsors:

 


Where We’ve Been

Selected Presentations

  • Sponsor, Facilitator and Opening Remarks, Farmland Access and the Importance of Networks for Service Providers, Beginning Farmer Network of MA (BFN/MA) Fall Forum, Charlton MA, Nov. 2013.
  • Farmland Access, Tenure and Transfer: Conservation Tool and Context, Panel on Working Lands Conservation, 5th Regional Conservation Partnership Gathering, Nashua NH, Nov. 2013
  • Affordability (panel presenter and moderator), Farmland Access and Affordability Forum, Wethersfield CT, Oct. 2013
  • Co-Sponsor, organizer and presenter, New England Farmland Convening, Portsmouth NH, May 2013
  • Agriculture Trends in MA and New England and Land Conservation, Mt. Grace Conservation Land Trust, Athol MA, 2013
  • Land For Good’s Approach to Farmland Access, JUST Land national gathering, Land Stewardship Project, Rochester MN, 2012
  • Access to Land for Beginning Farmers, National Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Annual Conference, Rochester MN, 2012
  • Leasing Your Protected Farmland for Agricultural Use, Rhode Island Land and Water Summit, Kingston RI, 2010
  • Land Access, Leasing, Land Trusts and More, Drake Agricultural Law Center Forum on Beginning Farmers, Washington DC,, 2010
  • Farm/Ranch Succession Education, Programs and Services, Changing Lands, Changing Hands national conference, Denver CO, 2009
  • Farmland Access and Transfer, Georgia Organics, Atlanta, GA 2009
  • Annual conference, Massachusetts Association of Agriculture Commissions 2009.
  • What’s the Plan for the Farm?, Michigan Land Use Institute, Traverse City MI, 2007
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Small and Beginning Farmers, Small and Beginner Farmers of NH conference, October 2007