Agrarian Trust has the mission to support land access for next generation farmers, and is a project of the Schumacher Center for New Economics.
In the next two decades, 400 million acres of U.S. farmland will change hands, and the question of what will happen to that land when it reaches the market is crucial to the future of our food system.
Just in time for this pivotal land transition, a new generation of young farmers is emerging, eager to become stewards of the land and to healthfully provide for their communities. However, these farmers face ever greater odds in accessing affordable and secure land tenure; the price of land in the US has skyrocketed in the past decade, and one acre of farmland is lost to development every minute.
A sea change is needed to ensure secure, affordable tenure for this new generation of land stewards in this crucial moment of intergenerational land transition.