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Upcoming Events

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.  

Land Reparations, with Leah Penniman — MA
December 9, 2019
Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect St., Northampton MA; Register now

  • This conversation/workshop ​​with Leah Penniman, the co-director and program manager of Soul Fire Farm and author of the book Farming While Black, will explore reparations and rematriation of land for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color farmers and earthkeepers, discussing the toolkit used by the Northeast Farmers of Color and the Black Farmer Fund to return stolen wealth and territory. The conversation is open to the public. The workshop that follows is RSVP only and is currently full — head to the registration page to add yourself to the waitlist.   Organized by Karuna Center for Peacebuilding, Resource Generation, and Western Mass Showing Up For Racial Justice as part of a workshop series that will heighten awareness and action around the many forms that making reparations can take—and the ways in which this can build peace and heal divides in our own community. Land For Good is a proud sponsor!

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference — NH
December 10-12, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton, Manchester NH; Register now

  • Includes more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. Find us in the exhibit hall and leading a Farmer to Farmer meeting: Tips & Tales for Farm Succession Planning.

Farm Labor Round Table — MA
December 16, 2019
Merrymeeting Hall, 33 Main St., Bowdoinham ME; Register now

  • Join farmers and service providers to discuss farm labor models, share resources, and build a local network. This event is FREE; registration is required. Land For Good is proud to serve on the planning committee.

Farm Succession School coming this winter
to Massachusetts & Maine!

New England Farm Succession School — MA
attend all 3 days
January 9, 2020

February 6, 2020
March 5, 2020

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, West Springfield MA; Register now

New England Farm Succession School — ME
attend all 3 days
December 6, 2019
January 10, 2020

February 7, 2020
Coastal Enterprises Inc., Brunswick ME; Register now

  • Are you unsure who will take over your farm? Feel like your family needs to start talking, but you don’t know where to start? Have questions about retiring that you don’t know how to answer? Can the farm support two generations?

    Answer these questions and more at the 3-day Farm Succession School this winter! It is an opportunity for senior generation to talk with peers, learn from advisors, and get support on this challenging process. We will help you: get the conversation started, sort through possibilities, clarify your goals and next steps, and connect you with resources and support to keep the process going! Farmers from across New England, of all farm sizes and enterprises, are welcome.

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