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our mission

American Farmland Trust is the only national conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.

Our Story

our history

American Farmland Trust is recognized as the nation's leader for saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting healthy farming practices and supporting farms and farmers. The organization and the national farmland conservation movement have come a long way since 1980, when AFT was founded. Following are significant milestones in the history of AFT:

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