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Category Archives: Farmland Protection

Workshop Series Helps Farmers Access Farmland and Pass on the Family Farm

The Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN), a partnership of organizations dedicated to facilitating farm transfers and making farmland accessible to the next generation in the Hudson Valley, launched a series of workshops this spring. On April 8, 45 participants attended a Farm Transfer and Estate Planning workshop in Greenwich co-hosted by the Agricultural Stewardship Association and NY FarmNet/NY […]

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American Farmland Trust, Beekman 1802, and Culinary Institute of America Host Film Screening for Students

NO FARMS NO FOOD: THE FIRST SEASON Farmers and chefs have a lot in common. Farmers grow food. Chefs prepare food. They are vital links in our food chain. American Farmland Trust, the Fabulous Beekman Boys and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) are screening The First Season,  a powerful documentary film about dairy farming, […]

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Training Professionals To Aid Transition to Next Generation in the Northeast

Farmland Advisors, a training program on farm transfer and farmland access options led by American Farmland Trust and Land For Good, convened 70 agricultural professionals from across New England and New York in Albany on November 18th and 19th. “Getting ‘face time’ amongst colleagues and future collaborators is really what this work is all about—and the conference […]

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Harvesting Opportunities in New York 2013 Conference Inspires & Educates

Last month, at American Farmland Trust’s (AFT) Harvesting Opportunities in New York conference over 200 participants gathered to focus on issues surrounding local farm and food economies and farmland conservation. It was an exciting day of great speakers, standing-room-only workshops and delicious food and drink, along with much high-spirited networking.   David Haight, New York State director for […]

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Help for Beginning Farmers Looking for Farmland

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 […]

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