Finding affordable land continues to be one of the biggest barriers facing beginning farmers and ranchers. Land trusts, which have long preserved farmland from development, are in a unique position to help new farmers access land. This guide contains nine examples of how land trusts and other conservation groups are working to help farmers and ranchers to accomplish this, and overcome the land barrier.
Conservation and Affordability of Working Lands: Nine Case Studies of Land Trusts Working With Next Generation Farmers
Kendra Johnson, Molly Bloom, Liya Schwartzman, Ali Robinson, Frederick Smith, Holly Rippon-Butler
Santa Cruz, CA: California FarmLink
March 01, 2015
Reports and Guides
Beginning Farmers, Farmland Access, Farmland Affordability, Land Trusts