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The purpose of this booklet is to provide farm families with information and ideas to consider as they evaluate their own situations and embark on their own transfer processes. The booklet features 10 real-life farm transfer case profiles that describe the successes, challenges, resources and learning experiences of New Jersey farm families.
The University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture's (NCTA) 100 Acre Farm Advantage program provides an educational curriculum and forum whereby students, parents, employers, and agencies come together to create business plans and transfer programs that will lead to young farmers returning to rural communities as owner-operators.
In 2009, the Vermont legislature approved the creation of a Farm to Plate Investment Program (F2P). The legislation tasked the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF), in consultation with the Vermont Sustainable Agriculture Council (SAC), with crafting a strategic plan based on a broad scope of work. The primary goals of the legislation are to: 1. … Continued
In 2009 the Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) conducted by the USDA in partnership with Iowa State University reported that more than 41 million acres of farmland in the United States were converted to developed uses from 1982 to 2007. This statistic underscores the concerns felt by many that the loss of farmland to urban development … Continued
Limits the terms of certain conservation easements.
The Multnomah Food Action Plan builds upon the existing work of the community by providing a roadmap with a shared community vision and shared goals. This Plan is also a call to action and identifies key collaborative actions for the community that are critical for achieving those goals.
These provisions of Seattle’s municipal land use code are intended and designed to provide adequate light, air, access, and open space; conserve the natural environment and historic resources; maintain a compatible scale within an area; minimize traffic congestion and enhance the streetscape and pedestrian environment.
Establishes Colorado’s Office of Smart Growth. Establishes powers and duties of the Office of Smart Growth.
Getting to Smart Growth II picks up where the first volume left off. Like its predecessor, this volume shows that a wide variety of smart growth tools, policies, and approaches are available to create more livable communities. Each community has its own unique set of challenges, and smart growth demands a flexible response. Volumes I … Continued