Protecting the Great Lakes through a Farm Navigator Network
Topic: Farm Transfer Planning
The project goal is to support the ecological health of the Great Lakes while sustaining a viable agricultural economy and communities.
The Wisconsin Farmland Protection Partnership Project seeks to address the need for increased agricultural conservation easement funding in the state. The
Partnership plans to slow the loss of vital agricultural land by accelerating permanent land protection statewide.
Learn more about AFT’s policy recommendations for California to protect vital agricultural land, promote environmentally sound growing practices, and keep farmers on the land for generations.
Transitioning Land to a New Generation will foster healthy communication skills between landowners and land seekers and continue to build a support network of ag service providers.
Betty Phelps-Refior transferred her farm to AFT’s Farm Legacy Program in exchange for a fixed annuity for life.
Sally Brown donated a conservation easement on her and her husband’s farm to AFT. Her grandson and his wife now own and operate the farm.
Decades after the Smith family donated their farm to AFT, the conserved Maine farm is a model of agricultural innovation and education.
A grant from AFT’s Love Fund helped to protect the Crothers Farm, which will serve as a good model for other landowners.
AFT’s Farmland for a New Generation New York helps new farmers find land and retiring farmers keep their land in agriculture.
AFT’s Farmland for a New Generation helps beginning farmers find land and retiring farmers keep their land in agriculture in the Pacific Northwest.