Join us on November 20, 2013 as we bring landowners, farmers and service providers together to discuss how farmers get on to, hold, and transfer farmland in New England.
New farmers seeking land to buy or lease will gather with landowners interested in selling or leasing to a farmer, established farmers thinking about passing on their farm to the next generation or owner, professional advisors and members of the local agricultural community on November 20, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at The Local Grocer, 3358 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH. Reserve your seat today!
Professionals in the local farming community will answer questions about how to plan, evaluate, buy, lease, qualify for funding, and understand conservation easements, owner financing options, and much more.
Learn the top challenges new farmers face when getting onto land including access to land, capital, markets, education and training, business planning and marketing, and strategies of how to navigate the process of acquiring land, tailored to specific talents, enterprises and resources. You’ll meet service providers, peers and maybe your future landlord!
Hear from these professionals:
William Abbott, Upper Saco Valley Land Trust
Melissa Blindow, Land For Good
Ray Conner, Northeast Organic Farming Assoc of NH
Charlene Andersen, NH Community Loan Fund
Michael Hvizda, Keller Williams Realty
Nels Lijedahl, Natural Resource Conservation Service
Amy Manzelli, BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC
Michael McPhail, Farm Credit East
Olivia Saunders, UNH Cooperative Extension
Drinks and snacks will be provided by local farms and The Local Grocer. Reservations suggested! For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Land For Good at 603-357-1600 or visit www.landforgood.org/rsvp.