Fostering Equitable Farmland Connections

“Fostering Equitable Farmland Connections: A Workshop Series for Landowners in the Hudson Valley” is a training program and network building opportunity designed for non-operating farmland owners (NOLs) and coordinated by American Farmland Trust and Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming. The goal of this series is to create a cohort of 10 non-operating farmland owners who are motivated to clarify a vision for their land, find a farmer, and foster a community of learning with their peers. AFT and Glynwood will host a series of five (5) workshops during the spring and summer of 2022, each including farm visits and covering topics like soil health, zoning and land use, farmland succession planning, farmer-landowner relationship building, developing an equitable farm lease, and cultural competency. By the end of the series, participants will be better prepared to create and sustain high-quality, equitable, and secure land access opportunities for a new generation of farmers and will have an ongoing network of peers and professional service providers to turn to for support. Participants will receive technical assistance from American Farmland Trust and other Regional Navigators during the workshop series and beyond, if desired. Technical assistance will be tailored to the needs of each landowner and may include lease review, assistance with property evaluation, and facilitating direct connections to farmland seekers. Learn more about this work here.