Topic: Land Transfer and Land Access
Agrivoltaic solar project in Grafton, MA in partnership with AES and Bluewave provides a living laboratory to help understand how solar energy and agriculture can co-exist productively on the same land.
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.
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.
George Houser worked with fellow farmers and citizens and AFT to develop guidelines for local farmland protection, protect his own farm, and inspire many of his farm neighbors to protect thousands of acres of their own land.
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.
With the help of AFT’s Hudson Valley Farmland Finder, Eugene got his vision off the ground and found farmers to revitalize the farmland he purchased.
Decades after the Smith family donated their farm to AFT, the conserved Maine farm is a model of agricultural innovation and education.
AFT’s Farmland for a New Generation New York helps new farmers find land and retiring farmers keep their land in agriculture.