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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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American Farmland Trust Testifies about Transition of New York Farms to a New Generation

Last week American Farmland Trust’s New York State Director David Haight testified before the state’s Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture about the land access challenges facing the next generation of farmers and what American Farmland Trust is doing to help. “We are working hard to help senior farmers transfer their farms to the next generation […]

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Supporters Gather in Saratoga Springs to Discuss Land Access for the Next Generation of Farmers

American Farmland Trust supporters gathered in Saratoga Springs recently to discuss the importance of farmland access for the next generation of farmers. “New York’s farmers over age 65 manage 1.2 million acres of farmland,” said David Haight, American Farmland Trust’s New York State Director. “Reports show access to affordable farmland is one of the biggest […]

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Transitioning Farms to the Next Generation in New York

Thirty percent of farmers in New York state are over the age of 65. They manage nearly two million acres of farmland and forest—nearly one-third of all the farmland in the state. More than 100 people, representing 50 organizations, attended our forums in the Hudson Valley and Western New York recently to discuss the issue […]

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