Agrarian Trust catalyzes support for next-generation farmers by working with communities to acquire and steward land for equitable access, cultural reconnection, regenerative agriculture, and ecological restoration.
Land access is the biggest barrier for next-generation farmers.
An estimated 400 million acres—more than 40% of U.S. farmland—will change hands in the next 15 years as the average age of farmers in the U.S. is almost 60 years old. Yet next-generation farmers struggle to access land due to rising costs and insecure, short-term leases. Aspiring farmers of color, small-scale farmers, and new organic and regenerative farmers often struggle most when it comes to secure land tenure.
We support land access through community land ownership.
Agrarian Trust is a national land trust working with communities to catalyze land ownership and stewardship opportunities. Our legal tools, fundraising campaigns, federal and nonprofit grant writing experience, strong relationships, and national platform all combine to support communities seeking to collectively own and steward land. We also welcome landowners to join us in reimagining their land’s legacy.