Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a new series from Agrarian Trust and our contributors exploring the human side of land transition. Stay tuned for monthly posts from diverse […]
Looking Back to Look Forward: Expanding the Toolbox to Create Equitable, Secure & Affordable Access to Land
That these farms are going to change hands is inevitable; that the next generation of farmers who so desperately want to farm them cannot afford to buy them is a stark reality. How can land trusts help turn the tide against the mounting barriers faced by our nation’s farmers?
We hope you’ve been enjoying the changing of the seasons. We’re looking forward to the crackle of leaves and harvests of autumn—and to the many upcoming events where we’ll have the opportunity to meet and share more on our work to create a Agrarian Commons. As we travel the land, meeting with farmers and communities, we’ve been sharing our vision and documenting successful stories that inform our approach to land stewardship and equity…
The American Farmland Trust (AFT) is a pioneer in organizing planned donation of land for agricultural preservation. Their Forever Farmland Society (FFS) offers a way for farm-owners to include AFT in their estate planning.
We’re excited to share some great news with you on our hiring efforts to grow our organization and further our mission in 2018! — We were delighted to welcome Elizabeth Spellman and Jamie Pottern to our team this month, and we’re happy to announce that Ian McSweeney will be joining the staff as our new Organizational Director.
Our friends at the Greenhorns released the latest Our Land episode last week. Episode Six, “Building a Regional Food System,” follows the Cook family of Maine. The Cooks are responsible […]
Our partner organization Land for Good has concluded the first year of its Land Access Project, Phase II (LAP2). This coalition of farmers from across 6 New England states has […]
Land access is one of the greatest barriers to entry that farmers today are facing. Arable land is decreasing, while land prices are increasing. Severine von Tscharner Fleming, the Board President […]
Our dear friend and colleague, Wes Jackson, was interviewed by In These Times in 2016. His words continue to echo the truth:”In 1978, I wrote an essay for the Friends of […]
Agrarian Trust’s mission is to support land access for the next generation of farmers. The Context In the next two decades, it is predicted that 400 million acres of […]