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Upcoming Events

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. 

The Basics of Finding Land to Farm Workshop — CT
CT NOFA Winter Conference
February 23, 2019

Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport CT
Conference registration is required

  • Beginning farmers find securing land is their greatest challenge. This session will explore topics important for success: evaluating your readiness, lease vs own, and how to assess the property. Participants will start developing a plan to find land, including tools such as CT Farmlink and New England Farmland Finder. Programs that offer funding/assistance will be discussed.

Ensure Your Farm’s Legacy: Succession and Transfer Planning Starts Now Workshop — MA
Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference
February 27, 2019
Workshop & Exhibit Hall
Session 1:15 – 2:30 pm
Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge MA
Conference registration required

  • Starting…and completing your succession plan can be challenging. This hands-on session will support your next steps, regardless of where you are in the planning process.  Learn useful tools, methods and actions for farms with or without identified successors. Junior generation/successors welcome. Hear from fellow farmers and succession planning advisors.

Lewiston-Auburn Region Farmland Access & Growing the Food Economy Conference
Making Your Land Available for Agriculture Session
March 7, 2019

Auburn Senior Community Center, 48 Pettengill Park Road, Auburn, ME
8:00am – 12:30pm
Registration required

  • Stop by our booth or join our learning conversation about making your land available for agriculture. Abby Sadauckas, LFG’s Maine Field Agent, will help you explore your options. Are you wondering if farming might be a good use for your land? Whether you’re just exploring the idea or you know that your land is well-suited, this session can help.

Planning for the Next Successor on your Farm Workshop — MA
March 7, 2019
Fidelity Bank, 9 Leominster Connector, Leominster MA
(snow date: March 25th)
5:00 – 7:00pm

  • Experts from Land for Good and Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources will provide tools and resources – including the state’s  Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program​ – to help you identify the next owner of the farm and take steps towards making the transition. To register, email Dorothy Du at Dorothy.Du@mass.gov – please include which date/location you will attend and how many people will be attending from your farm. Sponsored by MDAR’s Agricultural Business Training Program.

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