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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.  

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.

Farmer to Farmer Conference — ME
November 2-4, 2019
Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center, Northport ME; More info

  • Join more than 300 beginning and experienced farmers, and agricultural professionals for sessions, share best practices and innovations, peer-to-peer education, and networking. Hosted by Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA). Land For Good is a proud sponsor!

Fostering Resilient Agriculture in a Changing Climate — NH
November 6, 2019
Edgewater Farm, Plainfield NH; Register now

  • Are you an established farmer thinking about climate adaptive techniques for your farm? Are you a beginning farmer seeking land and techniques to consider? Chris Skoglund, NH Dept of Environmental Services, will speak on climate change impacts in NH and across the globe and potential considerations for developing resilient agricultural systems. Learn current climate change concerns and adaptation practices. Tour a farm that has implemented some climate change adaptive and resiliency measures. Build farmer & peer connections! Receive support from participating service providers. Free workshop hosted by Vital Communities and Land For Good.

Farmland Access & Transfer Conference — ME
November 18, 2019
Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr., Augusta ME; More info

  • Join us for the largest conference in the region focused on land access and transfer issues that includes many skill-building workshops. Learn steps to accessing farmland, strategies for keeping your farmland in production including how to tackle succession planning, how to negotiate a good lease agreement, and more. Last year’s conference drew over 130 farmers, policymakers, service providers and advocates. Hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Land For Good. Registration opens soon!

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