We protect farmland forever by working with landowners to remove their farm’s development potential, or by purchasing at-risk farmland with the goal of leasing or selling it to a local farmer. In both scenarios, we use tools like conservation easements to make farmland more affordable.
To ensure the land we protect thrives into the future, we support farmers in their pursuit of sustainable and organic farming practices. From annual monitoring to restoration, our stewardship work allows us to uphold our responsibility as an accredited land trust, and reflects our commitment to farmers and their land for the long haul.
We host farm tours, harvest festivals, tree plantings, and our On the Farm series in ordet to connect supporters with local farmers, offer opportunities for volunteers to get their hands dirty, and learn more about conservation and sustainable farming in person.
Carefully stewarded farmland nourishes our communities, fuels our economy, and restores our soil, air, and water. Without hard-working hands, farmland isn’t farmland. That is why we have expanded the ways in which we carry out our mission by working to better connect farmers to working land. Farm to Farmer enables new and expanding farmers to connect with the land opportunities they need to grow their businesses. At the same time, it helps retiring farmers transfer their land to the next generation.