CTNC is excited to partner with the National Young Farmers Coalition, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, the Black Family Land Trust, Western NC FarmLink, and the Southeast Office of the Land Trust Alliance to sponsor a “Regional Land Access Innovations Training” workshop.
Attendees will learn about innovative tools and strategies being used by land trusts around the country to keep farmland affordable and accessible to farmers.
- What: Full day training (lunch provided)
- When: March 8
- Where: Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, Mills River, N.C.
- Cost: Registration fee is $25.
The training is targeted for land trust land protection and legal staff, Soil and Water Conservation District officials, Cooperative Extension agents, state and local government agricultural and conservation agencies, and real estate agents and appraisers interested in assisting new farmers in obtaining affordable agricultural land.
Specific topics to be addressed include:
- New farmer needs and challenges in acquiring farmland
- Owning, holding and leasing farmland
- Easement affordability provisions
- Legal, tax and policy issues associated with land access and farm transition
For more information, contact Edgar Miller, CTNC Director of Government Relations.