Massachusetts farms are small businesses that make a major contribution to our state’s economy and quality of life. According to the most recent U.S. Census of Agriculture (2007), the three Southeastern Massachusetts counties served by SEMAP are home to 2160 farms stewarding over 102,500 acres of farmland and generating nearly $140 million in agricultural production. Statewide, 80% of Massachusetts’s farms are family-owned, and over 93% fit the category of “small farms,” according to the USDA definition of sales below $250,000.
- Help you receive affordable, one-on-one, farm transfer planning assistance.
- Refer you to service providers like lawyers and accountants with farm transfer expertise.
- Help you network with farmers interested in leasing or purchasing a farm.
- Connect you with land trusts and other resources for conserving your land.