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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.  

Land Tenure Workshop — ME
Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assoc. (MOFGA) Farm Training Project
August 28, 2019
at 5:00 pm
Dickey Hill Farm, Monroe ME; More info

  • Finding a place to farm can be a huge challenge. Whether you’re working as a farm hand, manager or apprentice it is never too soon to consider your options. Join Noami and James of Dickey Hill Farm and Abby Sadauckas, LFG’s Maine Field Agent to get started thinking about your future farm, the land base you’ll need and the variety of ways to achieve your farm dream.

Next Steps from Apprentice to Journeyperson Workshop — ME
Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assoc. (MOFGA) Farm Training Project
September 4, 2019
at 5:00 pm
Apple Creek Farm, Bowdoinham ME; More info

  • MOFGA estimates that Maine needs about 150 new farmers each year just to maintain the infrastructure required to support our local food system, but getting started in farming is becoming increasingly difficult in many ways. Abby and Jake of Apple Creek Farm will share their insights for marketing products year-round on a mix of owned and leased acreage. Abby, LFG’s Maine Field Agent, will introduce several key ag service providers that can help.

Young Farmer Nights Series — RI
Young Farmer Network
September 18, 2019
at 6:00 pm
Revive The Roots, 374 Farnum Pike, Smithfield RI; More info

  • Land access is consistently cited by farmers as their biggest hurdle, and we are all finding our own way to make it work one way or another, so we are eager to highlight the many different and convoluted paths to land security. This night we’ll be visiting farms demonstrating all different types of land situations (intergenerational, leasing from a land trust, private landowner lease, cooperative land use, private purchase, etc). Tours start at 6pm and are followed by a potluck dinner. In partnership with Land For Good.

National Farm Viability Conference
October 22 – 24, 2019
St. James Hotel, Red Wing MN; More info

  • This conference aims to strengthen farm sustainability, build stronger and more resilient local food systems and support the long term profitability of farming and agri-entrepreneurs from start-ups to generational businesses. Geared towards professionals in farm and food business planning, financial planning, ag financing, farmland conservation, ag market development, and food hub management. Land For Good is a proud sponsor.

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