Groundswell is excited to announce that we have been awarded the Land Transfer Navigators Program grant to help increase the transfer of agricultural land to a new generation of farmers in our community!
Forty percent of the country’s agricultural land is owned or operated by seniors. As aging agricultural landowners prepare to retire, the future of the land they steward is at a critical turning point. How and to whom the current generation of farmers transfers their land will have an enormous impact on the next generation.
The funding, provided by American Farmland Trust, will support four years of training supported by technical and financial assistance to Groundswell Conservancy. We will use that training to connect existing farmers with a diverse, new generation of farmers interested in keeping our farmland healthy and productive.
You can learn more about this grant program on the American Farmland Trust’s website.
We are so excited about this opportunity to better serve farmers in our community!