Friday, July 6, 2012

"Land Access: Options and Strategies" webinar July 9th!

Please join the Cornell Small Farms Program for the second webinar in their summer Lunchtime Learning series:
"Land Access: Options and Strategies", a presentation by the Northeast's premier specialist in farmland access, Kathy Ruhf of Land For Good. The webinar is 12p - 1pm EST (9am PST), Mon. July 9th.

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This first of a two-part webinar on land access focuses on the basics. We'll start with values and concepts around farmland tenure: what goes into land acquisition planning? Participants will learn about land access options and their advantages and disadvantages. We'll cover types of leases, what's in a good lease, determining the rent, and more. We'll discuss landlords--who they are and working with them. We'll talk about looking for and assessing farms, and end with suggested resources.

Kathy Ruhf works at Land For Good, a New England nonprofit that specializes in farm access, tenure and succession. She has taught, written and consulted on farm tenure and beginning farmers for 25 years. She is based in western Massachusetts.