What do we at the Greenhorns love about a Farm Access conference? Oh, just give us a second to count the ways.
- The Farmland Access Conference will offer workshops and mentoring for farmers looking for land, landowners looking for farmers, and farmers looking to transition their land to a younger generation. And to start, we just love the idea that all of these people will have an other opportunity to be around the same coffee table.
- The entire day is COMPLETELY DEVOTED to strategies for increasing farmer access to farmland. Plenty of big conferences offer an hour-long workshop or two on this subject, but often they can only cover the basics in the time allotted. As anyone looking for land/looking for something to do with their land knows, the subject encompasses plenty of nuance.
- The agenda. It is. so. great. (Some workshop topic highlights: Protecting the Farm with an Agricultural Conservation Easement, Creating Successful and Satisfying Lease Agreements, and Innovative Land Access Strategies, to name a few.)
- The registration is an extremely reasonable $25, which covers not only entrance to the conference but also lunch.
The conference is happening from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 19th at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, ME. Registration is now open at the sponsor organization Maine Farmland Trust‘s website.