Topic: Farmland Protection Tools
Rob Manigold worked with AFT to protect land and to plant pollinator habitat.
Betty Phelps-Refior transferred her farm to AFT’s Farm Legacy Program in exchange for a fixed annuity for life.
Colorado ranchers worked with AFT to establish the first private, community-wide agreement to allow home construction only where it would not harm ag operations or valley views.
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.
Smart Solar Siting Partnership Project for New England is AFT’s multi-year effort to advance smart solar siting policies and programs in New England that accelerate the expansion of renewable solar energy facilities while maintaining New England’s most productive, resilient farmland.
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.
Jennifer McComas transferred her family’s 560-acre Kentucky farm to AFT to help save it from development.
AFT’s Bringing a New Generation of Farmers on the Land in New York helps new farmers find land and retiring farmers keep their land in agriculture.
To further strengthen the collective capacity of public agencies, planning entities, and land trusts working to protect agricultural land, AFT is launching the NALN.