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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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Preliminary Data Suggests Next Generation of Farmers Struggling to Get on the Land

Newly released data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirms that due to a combination of economic factors, competition for land and changing farmer demographics, the next generation of farmers’ struggle to gain access to farmland is a problem that’s not going away. The USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture’s Preliminary Results released last month shows […]

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Farm Transfer and Estate Planning Workshop, April 8

A workshop for farm families on estate planning and transferring  farm businesses to the next generation will be hosted by American Farmland Trust, the Agricultural Stewardship Association and New York FarmNet/FarmLink on April 8 in Washington County, New York. The workshop will cover nuts and bolts considerations for farm and estate planning, communication tools for working through […]

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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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