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How Permanent Protection Opens the Door to Farm Ownership

The presentations in this session from American Farmland Trust's Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference discuss how public farmland protection programs help farmers gain access to land. Find out about some cutting edge programs including the Delaware Young Farmers Farmland Purchase and Preservation Loan Program, Maryland's Critical Farms Program, Equity Trust''s Hudson Valley Farm Affordability Program, and Massachusetts' Option to Purchase at Ag Value.

Session presenters: Bob Wagner, Senior Policy and Program Advisor, American Farmland Trust (moderator); Anne Bradley, Agricultural Liaison/Land Preservation Administrator, Frederick County, Maryland; Rick Chandler, Director of Agricultural Business Training Program and Land Protection Regional Planner, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources; Jim Oldham, Executive Director, Equity Trust, Massachusetts; Austin Short, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Delaware 

Author / Presenter
Bob Wagner, Anne Bradley, Rick Chandler, Jim Oldham, Austin Short
Date published
October 22, 2014
Publisher / Host
American Farmland Trust
Media Type
Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, National

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