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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.

Land Access & No-Till Practices
The CRAFT of Farming
August 7, 2021
Winter Street Farm, Claremont NH, Learn more or Register

  • Collaborative Regional Alliances for Farmer Training (CRAFT) is a national program of small, independent regional alliances focused on training for farmers, farm workers, interns and apprentices. CRAFT expands training beyond the individual farm by bringing farmers and farm workers together at educational on-farm events within their regional collaborative to meet colleagues and learn new skills. Hosted in collaboration with NOFA-NH and Vital Communities with support of the Land Access Project, Phase 3 (LAP3) by a grant from the USDA/NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (NIFA # 2018-70017-28531).

Food, Faith & Farms Conference with Gathering of FaithLands Advocates
August 25 – 27, 2021
Urban Adamah, Berkley CA, Learn more or Register

  • Spend a few days with leaders committed to helping farmers access land owned by faith-based institutions to grow food. The National FaithLands Gathering is scheduled in conjunction with a larger Food, Faith & Farms Conference addressing broader topics around food, faith, farming, including food justice and sustainable agriculture. Conference includes scheduled programming, meals from local farms, and tours of farms on faith community lands in the San Francisco Bay Area. Who should attend? This gathering is for people from around the U.S. actively developing models for food production on land owned by faith-based organizations and institutions, or who are decision-makers within a religious group that could make land available. This is for farmers, land managers, farmer advocates, and others committed to increase the number of acres available to beginning farmers by leasing, or even purchasing, lands owned by faith-based institutions. Kathy Ruhf, LFG’s Senior Advisor, will be presenting. Plus the recently released FaithLands Toolkit that we were excited to partner and contribute source material will be discussed; learn more about the toolkit on our blog.

 


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