Check out land availability at Northeast Ag Exchange, New England Farmland Finder, Land for Good, and National Young Farmers Coalition. Get tips on selecting the land tenure option that’s right for you at Farm Commons (1 and 2). Learn about cooperative or collaborative farmland ownership in this webinar by Land for Good. Dirt Capital Partners may be able to assist with creative financing options and partnerships and FSA has a Down Payment Loan Program for land acquisition.
Seeking farmers to tend your land?
Use the succession planning resources at Land for Good, American Farmland Trust, and Farm Commons. Engage with financing options through FSA’s Down Payment Loan Program.
Have land you’d like to conserve or preserve as farmland?
These sources can help you out: Land Trust Alliance, American Farmland Trust, Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust (NEFOC), Community Preservation Coalition, or Trustees of Reservations.
Need a land assessment, or tips on maintaining land and soil health?
Find everything you need at UMass Amherst Agricultural Extension, National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Massachusetts Farm Service Agency (FSA), and Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR).
Experiencing land-related conflict?
Apply for our Business Assistance program, which can assist in conflict resolution. Request mediation services from Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program, which is well-versed in ag conflicts. Rhode Island farmers can request mediation for conflict arising in lease crafting, land transfer, neighbor relations, and other agriculture-related issues through the Center for Mediation & Collaboration (CMCRI).
Curious about injustices in land ownership?
Check out the research and resources provided by Melissa Gordon, a Tufts graduate student, on racism in land ownership trends in Massachusetts.