WORKSHOP SERIES SCHEDULE FOR BEGINNING FARMERS (click for link)
includes business planning, tractor repair, soil management, vegetable & fruit production, hydroponics, & more, Fall-Winter 2017-2018
Farm Succession School returns to Connecticut . One of a farmer's biggest challenges is planning for farm succession. A commitment of just three days over the winter months ( Wethersfield-December 6, 2017; January 10, 2018; February 6, 2018) will allow farmers to develop a concrete plan for their farm business, their land, and their retirement. Program includes presentations, group discussions and individual exercises, with "assignments" between sessions. For more information go to landforgood.org/events. Space is limited!
Do you and your family have a plan for the farmland you own?
Are you a farmer who is looking for land?
The Connecticut FarmLink program is a clearinghouse for the transition between generations of farmers with the goal of keeping farmland in production. There is a new generation of farmers who want to be tomorrow's stewards of the Land today, but they need land to work.
Use this site to find partners, transition and plan, and to help us keep agriculture vibrant for generations to come. Click HERE to learn how to most effectively use this website.
If you are a beginning farmer looking for a chance to start your own operation or a family looking to find a new generation of landowners to protect your area's agricultural history, this program may match you with a current or future farmer, hopefully meeting both parties' needs. Both Farm Owners and Farm Seekers must register by completing an application, which includes a brief description of the farm or potential needs for farmland. A match can be made using this information and postings from "Farmland Seekers" and "Farmland for Sale" and "Farmland for Lease" which will be updated regularly on this site.
This is a phenomenal way to connect with potential tenants, lessees, and the next generation of farmers in the state of Connecticut.
If you have any questions, or need further assistance, please email Kip at firstname.lastname@example.org.