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Posted: November 11 2013

The conference is coming right up!  November 20! And they are offering discounted registration to beginning farmers. Interested farmers can contact the office directly at (518) 581-0078, [email protected]. nextgen
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Are you a beginning farmer looking for a place where you can grow your farm business?  You’re not alone – there are many farmers facing the challenge of finding a farm under conditions that work for them.
American Farmland Trust has assembled a team of experts to help you develop a personal strategy for making this happen.  Come to Harvesting Opportunities in New York: Growing Local Food Economies & Protecting Farmland, November 20 in Albany, and participate in Farmland for the Next Generation of Farmers.  This day-long track of workshops will help farmers learn about and develop strategies for accessing farmland.  At the conference you will learn about:

  •         Finding a Farm that Meets Your Needs
  •         Improving Your Chances of Getting a Loan to Buy A Farm
  •         Working with Land Trusts and Other Partners to Make Farmland More Affordable
  •         Leasing Farmland and Managing Risk in the Process
  •         Developing a Personalized Farmland Access Plan

What will you do at the conference?  Work directly with a team of professional advisors to outline your own strategy for securing farmland and then review your plan with our expert panel made up of:

  •         a lawyer
  •         a banker and tax specialist
  •         a government loan officer
  •         a farm manager
  •         an agricultural mediator
  •         a land trust representative

Thanks to our sponsors discounted registration is available to beginning farmers and students.  For information or to register call us at (518) 581-0078 or email [email protected] and we’ll get you signed up!
- See more at: http://newyork.farmland.org/farmland-protection/help-for-beginning-farmers-looking-for-farmland#sthash.0McUoI7C.dpuf


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