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an entire conference just for farm access geeks, october 19, new gloucester, maine

Posted: September 20 2015

What do we at the Greenhorns love about a Farm Access conference? Oh, just give us a second to count the ways.

  1. The Farmland Access Conference will offer workshops and mentoring for farmers looking for land, landowners looking for farmers, and farmers looking to transition their land to a younger generation. And to start, we just love the idea that all of these people will have an other opportunity to be around the same coffee table.
  2. The entire day is COMPLETELY DEVOTED to strategies for increasing farmer access to farmland. Plenty of big conferences offer an hour-long workshop or two on this subject, but often they can only cover the basics in the time allotted. As anyone looking for land/looking for something to do with their land knows, the subject encompasses plenty of nuance.
  3. The agenda. It is. so. great. (Some workshop topic highlights:  Protecting the Farm with an Agricultural Conservation Easement, Creating Successful and Satisfying Lease Agreements, and Innovative Land Access Strategies, to name a few.)
  4. The registration is an extremely reasonable $25, which covers not only entrance to the conference but also lunch.

The conference is happening from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 19th at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, ME. Registration is now open at the sponsor organization Maine Farmland Trust's website.