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Toolbox for Landowners

Welcome to a toolbox for owners of properties that are or could be used for farming. This toolbox offers detailed resources to help you through your decision making and negotiations. Owners and managers of agricultural land have critical roles to play in supporting farmers and local food systems. Materials are most relevant to farming and farms in New England, but many may apply elsewhere.

  • Private landowners – individuals, families, family trusts
  • Institutional landowners – religious and educational, for example
  • Organizational landowners – land trusts, other conservation organizations, community farms, educational organizations, etc.
  • Public landowners – municipal, county, state and federal properties that are or can be made available for farming, usually via leasing
  • Corporate landowners – business parks and headquarters, mall properties.

Resources are organized by topic:

Getting started – get your bearings with these tools & important first steps
Assessing your farmland – how to assess & describe your property
Post your property on farm link programs – create an effective property listing to share widely & connect with farmers looking for land
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Getting started

Assessing your farmland

Post your property on farm link programs

    Free website to post or search for farm properties for sale or lease, covering all six New England states. New England Farm Link Collaborative.
  • LFG-Favicon New England Farm Link Program Guide.
    Explains New England’s four farm link programs (Vermont Land Link, Maine Farm Link, Connecticut Farm Link and New England Farmland Finder) and what they offer.
  • LFG-Favicon How to Create Effective Online Property Postings for Farm Link Websites.
    Guide for landowners to create accurate and appealing online farm property postings specifically focusing on how to convey information most relevant for farmers.
  • New England Farm Link Collaborative.
    Collaborative that builds awareness, farmer and landowner readiness, and connections among farm seekers, farmers and landowners of all types in all New England states. Connecticut Farm Link, Maine Farm Link, Land For Good, Vermont Land Link.

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