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Events and Training

Land For Good staff host mixers, workshops and training across the region, typically with local or regional partners. We are also frequent speakers, panel organizers or moderators at other local, regional and national events.

  

Massachusetts Farm Succession School
December 5, 2017
January 11, 2018
February 7, 2018
at the Massachusetts Farm Bureau, 249 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough, MA
Registration is now closed. For late requests, contact kathy@landforgood.org

  • One of your biggest challenges is planning for farm succession. Farm Succession School offers structured and sustained support to make decisions, engage your family, and organize the legal and financial mechanics. Topics include: goal setting, estate planning, retirement planning, family communications, taxes, legal structure, Medicaid, and bringing on a successor. See flyer for complete details. Read more

Connecticut Farm Succession School 
December 6, 2017
January 10, 2018
February 6, 2018
at the Connecticut Farm Bureau, 78 Beaver Road, Wethersfield, CT
Registration is now closed. For late requests, contact kathy@landforgood.org

Rhode Island Farm Succession School
December 8, 2017
January 9, 2018
February 8, 2018
at the USDA Service Center, 60 Quaker Lane, Suite #62, Warwick, RI
Registration is now closed. For late requests, contact kathy@landforgood.org

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference
December 12 – 14, 2017
Radisson Hotel – Center of NH, Manchester NH
Registration is required

  • This conference includes more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues. PLUS an extensive Trade Show with over 120 exhibitors. Be sure to stop by LFG’s booth! Register now

Land Access for Farmers: What You Need to Know
December 13, 2017
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
45 Merrimack St. Suite 500, Lowell, MA 01852
6:00 – 9:00pm

  • Join New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Jason Silverman, LFG’s Massachusetts Field Agent, for a FREE informative workshop on land access that includes land tenure basics, understanding leases, financial readiness, farm search strategies, creative options for land tenure, and property assessment tools. Workshop is free and open to the public!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where We’ve Been

Selected Presentations

  • Sponsor, Facilitator and Opening Remarks, Farmland Access and the Importance of Networks for Service Providers, Beginning Farmer Network of MA (BFN/MA) Fall Forum, Charlton MA, Nov. 2013.
  • Farmland Access, Tenure and Transfer: Conservation Tool and Context, Panel on Working Lands Conservation, 5th Regional Conservation Partnership Gathering, Nashua NH, Nov. 2013
  • Affordability (panel presenter and moderator), Farmland Access and Affordability Forum, Wethersfield CT, Oct. 2013
  • Co-Sponsor, organizer and presenter, New England Farmland Convening, Portsmouth NH, May 2013
  • Agriculture Trends in MA and New England and Land Conservation, Mt. Grace Conservation Land Trust, Athol MA, 2013
  • Land For Good’s Approach to Farmland Access, JUST Land national gathering, Land Stewardship Project, Rochester MN, 2012
  • Access to Land for Beginning Farmers, National Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Annual Conference, Rochester MN, 2012
  • Leasing Your Protected Farmland for Agricultural Use, Rhode Island Land and Water Summit, Kingston RI, 2010
  • Land Access, Leasing, Land Trusts and More, Drake Agricultural Law Center Forum on Beginning Farmers, Washington DC,, 2010
  • Farm/Ranch Succession Education, Programs and Services, Changing Lands, Changing Hands national conference, Denver CO, 2009
  • Farmland Access and Transfer, Georgia Organics, Atlanta, GA 2009
  • Annual conference, Massachusetts Association of Agriculture Commissions 2009.
  • What’s the Plan for the Farm?, Michigan Land Use Institute, Traverse City MI, 2007
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Small and Beginning Farmers, Small and Beginner Farmers of NH conference, October 2007