As a landowner, when you make land available for farming you help secure a future for farming in your community. Farmers are looking for land—from a small vegetable plot, to livestock or crops. Productive, sustainable uses for all or parts of your property can bring many rewards!
Farming and non-farming private landowners and their representatives (real estate agents, etc.) are welcome to attend. Feel empowered and prepared to see your land used as an important piece of the crucial farmland base in New England. This virtual workshop series will help you understand your land’s potential for farming and what goes into a good farming arrangement, explore motivations, strategies, and mechanics for making any amount of land available to a farmer.
- WHY make land available to a farmer? What are the primary motivations and benefits to a landowner?
- WHAT does your land have to offer? Explore soils, acreage, infrastructure, and other assets, and how to adequately convey your offer.
- HOW to have your land farmed. Learn about leasing, selling, succession of your land, and other strategies, as well as tools for getting these processes started.
- WHO is interested in farming your land? Hear from farmers and landowners on what they are looking for, what challenges they have faced, and ways you can anticipate a farmer’s needs.
This two-part series will take place on Wednesdays at lunchtime, from 12 – 1pm.
- Session 1 – February 22nd
Hear the benefits of making your land available to a farmer, learn what to expect, know the importance of communication, and get tips on evaluating your property for farming.
- Session 2 – March 1st
Learn different methods for making your land available. Hear from a special guest who will talk about her own experience!
You will receive the link and login instructions after registering. Workshop recordings will also be made available to all who register to watch at your convenience.
Hosted by the New England Farmlink Collaborative, a partnership of farm link programs and land access services in New England that provide a variety of farmland access support services, including Connecticut FarmLink, Maine FarmLink, Vermont Land Link, and Land For Good.