Our staff offer presentations and host workshops, trainings, and mixers across the region with local and regional partners.
Maine Agriculture Trades Show – Maine
Tuesday – Thursday, January 9 – 11, 2024
Augusta Civic Center
- The Maine Agriculture Trades Show features exhibitors showcasing products and services, as well as presentations, certification courses, and meetings centered around agriculture, natural resource management, and food systems. Our Maine Field Agent, Katie Turcotte, is looking forward to connecting in person with farmers and service providers and participating in discussion groups.
Farm Succession Planning presentation – Vermont
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
For New Hampshire Vermont Christmas Tree Association
- Presentation by Mike Ghia, Land For Good’s Vermont Field Agent, for transitioning farmers and junior generation farmers to learn the basics of farm succession and transfer planning, how to get started, and where to find support with resources, tips, financial and legal considerations, and more! Hosted by New Hampshire Vermont Christmas Tree Association.
Farm Succession Planning webinar series – Virtual
Wednesdays, January 17 – February 7, 2024
- Four-session webinar series for transitioning farmers and junior generation farmers to learn the basics of farm succession planning, how to get started, and where to find support with resources, tips, financial and legal considerations, and more. Farmers from across New England are welcome to attend. Family members and farm partners are also encouraged to attend. Registration includes class worksheets and resources. Recordings will be made available to all who register. Hosted by Land For Good. Learn more and register.
Acquiring Your Farm webinar series – Virtual
Wednesdays, January 17 – February 21, 2024
- Six-session virtual training series for new and beginning farmers to learn how to identify goals and set financial parameters, review pros and cons of owning versus leasing, conduct a land search, assess farm properties, discover keys to successful communication, and more. A thorough introduction to the complex issues of farmland access and tenure to put you in a position to make a plan and take next steps toward getting on farmland and gaining more secure tenure. Most appropriate for farmers with a year or more of farming experience, or who have a business plan. Applications will be accepted until January 12th. Space will be limited to allow for interactive sessions. Hosted by Land For Good. Apply now!
Farm Succession School – Massachusetts
Wednesdays, January 31, February 28, March 27, 2024
- This three-day winter course is an opportunity for senior generation farmers – with or without identified successors – to talk with peers, learn from advisors, and get support on the challenging process of farm succession and transfer planning. Farmers from across Massachusetts, of all farm sizes and enterprises, are welcome. Partners are encouraged to attend together. This course will help you get the conversation started, sort through possibilities, clarify your goals and next steps, connect with resources and support to keep the process going! Hosted by Land For Good and Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR). Learn more and register.
Southeast New England Agriculture Conference and Trade Show
Sunday, February 4, 2024
Bristol Aggie High School
More details coming soon
- Save the date for this inaugural conference and trade show, a new collaborative effort bringing together regional farmers and food producers for a day of community and learning around some of the most pressing issues facing our food system. Deanna Levanti, our new Southeastern New England Field Agent, will be facilitating a session. More details coming soon!
Make Your Land Available For Farming – Virtual
Thursdays, February 22, February 29, 2024
- A two-part webinar series to help farmland owners – and their representatives – explore motivations, strategies, and mechanics for making any amount of land available to a farmer. The goal of this series is to help farmland owners feel empowered and prepared to share their land as an important piece of the crucial farmland base in New England. Hosted by the New England Farm Link Collaborative, a partnership of farm link programs and land access services in New England that provide a variety of farmland access support services, including Connecticut FarmLink, Maine FarmLink, Vermont Land Link, and Land For Good. Learn more and register.
Farm Succession Planning: Why It’s Important and How to Get Started – New York
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Registration opens on January 3rd
- An all-day free workshop senior generation farmers – with or without identified successors – to familiarize farms with the personnel, legal, financial and management problems that can be addressed through farm succession planning; and to prepare farms to assess their own situation and begin the process. Will O’Meara, Land For Good’s Connecticut Field Agent, will facilitate. Farms are encouraged to send 2 people per farm because it makes for better follow-up and post-workshop conversation and planning. Co-hosted by Land For Good and Red Tomato. Learn more and register.