American Farmland Trust has been on the ground in the Southeast and is expanding its presence everyday. So far we've championed programs to incentivize sound soil health practices, mapped farmland loss and policies to address it across the region, and hosted educational events to increase awareness the importance of our agricultural land.Join Us
Highlights from Southeast Events
James B. Beam Conference
AFT was a sponsor and speaker with a booth at the James B. Beam Conference held in Lexington, KY. Pictured here is the Ag Commissioner of Kentucky with AFT's Southeast Regional Director, Dr. Courtney Owens.
AFT's Southeast Regional Director, Dr. Courtney Owens with North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, Steve Troxler at North Carolina's Southern Farm Show.
Courtney Owen's presenting AFT’s Farms Under Threat research on the urgency for action to protect farmland and promote soil health and conservation practices on farms across the state of North Carolina.
Joined by Wake County Manager's office, Wake County Planning, Environmental Services, and several Wake County Commissioners and university administration from NC STATE and NCA&T Cooperative Extension.
Our Staff in the Southeast
At AFT, we are working to protect farmland in the Southeast, promote sound farming practices, and keep farmers on the land.