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Events and Training

Upcoming Events

While many workshops are postponed, canceled, or shift to an online format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can continue your remote learning by clicking our Toolbox link above for helpful resources or contact us for individualized support.

Land For Good staff host mixers, workshops and training across the region, typically with local or regional partners. We are also frequent speakers, panel organizers or moderators at other local, regional and national events.  

Webinar – Land Access & Farm Link Programs: Recent Findings & Tools
April 8, 2020
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST, Register today

 

Webinar designed for land access service providers; farm link, farm transfer & farm succession service providers; land access policymakers, advocates & stakeholders (e.g., state beginning farmer tax credit programs). Brought to you by Indiana University. Learn about recent findings and tools from Midwestern, Plains, and national initiatives including:

 

  • New national guide, Developing & Strengthening Farm Link Programs, presented by Kathy Ruhf, Senior Advisor, Land For Good
  • Findings from a North Central SARE funded study of Midwestern & Plains farm link services & comparing new farmer/rancher needs with farm/ranch owner offers, presented by Julia Valliant, Indiana University
  • Intro to American Farmland Trust Land Access Trainer Curriculum, presented by Suzanna Denison, American Farmland Trust

 


Farm Succession Training for Professionals

A Seminar for Attorneys & Financial Advisors in New England
Fall 2020
Leominster, MA 

Join Land For Good and leading experts at a 2-day seminar to build your skills and proficiency in assisting farmers with succession planning. As a leader on succession planning assistance, we believe that educating farmers is not enough. Farmers need skilled and knowledgeable professionals to help them complete succession plans. At the same time, service providers need guidance and expertise to better assist transitioning farmers. With a grant from Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), we will provide professional development training and network-building around succession planning.

Who should attend? Experienced attorneys, new attorneys, law students; accountants and financial advisors. Those with experience in farm transfer and succession planning and those interested in learning more about it.

This training is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number ENE19-155 Improving Professional Capacity to Deliver Farm Succession Planning Assistance in New England.

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