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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.

LFG Office Hours – Virtual
January 2021
Wednesdays, Noon – 1pm (EST)

  • For New England farmers and landowners with specific questions about a land search or farm transfer. We are available in January on Wednesdays from Noon – 1pm (EST). Sign up for a free 15 minute session for one-on-one assistance from our staff. Space is available on a first-come-first-serve basis so advance registration is required.

Professional Training for Farm Succession Advisors – Virtual
January 2021

  • Successful farm transfers require a supportive and knowledgeable team of service providers. A new professional development project is aimed to strengthen the knowledge, skills and collaboration of a diverse group of service providers who work with—or want to work with—transitioning farm families in various ways across New England. With a grant from Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), we will host unique training opportunities for professionals across New England who support farmers in transfer and succession planning. These trainings will take place via Zoom from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break and several stretch breaks. Learn more

Farm Succession School for senior generation farmers – Virtual
February 2, 2021
February 23, 2021
March 6, 2021
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  • 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, like can the farm support two generations? The Farm Succession School is an opportunity for senior generation farmers to talk with peers, learn from advisors, and get support on this challenging process. It will be hosted virtually over 3 days this winter. You must attend all 3 days. Being able to share the experience you are having as a farmer with other farmers going through the same thing is very valuable! This is not a workshop where we’ll give you a lot of information and all the answers. Instead, it’s a practical course where you work through things inside and outside of class to discover your own goals and set a plan in motion.
  • Learn more & register
  • Ask about our farmer scholarships! A generous private donor has offered farmer scholarships for this course. If you’d like to request a scholarship, there is a place to indicate that on the registration form.

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