Suzanna DenisonLand Access & Transfer Manager, FNG
Suzanna (she/her/they/them) is the Land Access & Transfer Manager and a certified Land Access Trainer for the Farms for a New Generation national initiative. They are a passionate advocate for farmland access and preservation and grew up on a conventional vegetable farm in Maine, which transitioned to organic production in the 1990s. In the early 2000s, their family worked with an area agricultural land trust to place a conservation easement on their land. Off-farm, they directed the Western North Carolina (WNC) FarmLink program, which was a partnership facilitating successful relationships between farmers looking for land to farm, and landowners aspiring to keep their farm and forest land in agriculture. In an effort to expand their work in farm transition planning, Suzanna became a certified farm succession coordinator through the International Farm Transition Network in 2018.