Access to land is one of the most pressing challenges facing New England’s beginning farmers. Land Here! Assuring Access to Land for New England’s Beginning Farmers (the Land Access Project) tackles the land access issue from all angles in this regional initiative.
The Land Access Project (LAP) is bringing together over fifty service providers from six New England states. Participants are improving and expanding linking programs and farm transfer services in this two and half year project. We are reaching, supporting and informing public and private owners to make agriculturally capable lands available. We are developing and fostering innovation in how farms and farmland are made available, affordable and secure for new farmers.
- Listing & Linking
- Farm Transfer
- Non-farming Landowners
- Tenure Innovations
A fifth task force focuses on building Land For Good’s coaching services for farm seekers, farm transfer families and non-farming landowners.
This project is supported by funds from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (NIFA #2010-03067).