Do you love protecting land for future generations? This February, you can learn how to utilize new tools and strategies to help new farmers get on the land! This day-long workshop is designed for land trusts, conservation professionals, Extension educators, and other USDA service providers, and will equip participants with practical ways to work with beginning farmers to increase their access to land while meeting common goals.
The National Young Farmers Coalition's recent survey of young farmers found that the number one biggest barrier new farmers face is access to land. This is a challenge when we consider the age of our farming population and the fact that nearly 100 million acres of farmland are expected to change hands in the next decade. Consider attending this workshop on February 14, 2018 at the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District office conveniently located near downtown Columbus.
This workshop is being offered by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association in partnership with the National Young Farmers Coalition and Tecumseh Land Trust. For more information and to register, please visit this website. Questions? Please contact Kelly Henderson, Begin Farming Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (614) 421-2022
Let's help more beginning farmers find their love in the land!