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Thursday, December 8 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Land Access: Farmers Share Their Stories

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Achieving secure and long-term access to affordable, scale-appropriate, productive farmland and infrastructure is one of the most daunting challenges facing beginning farmers. In this peer-to-peer learning session, farmers from two different operations (one rural and one peri-urban) will tell their stories and share their strategies for successfully achieving secure land tenure. Learn what challenges they faced, and how they overcame them; share your own experiences, and bring your questions. 


Speakers
avatar for Tess Brown-Lavoie

Tess Brown-Lavoie

Land for Good RI Field Agent
Tess Brown-Lavoie is a farmer, organizer, and writer. She runs Sidewalk Ends Farm with her sisters in Providence, serves as the RI Field Agent at Land for Good, and co-coordinates the Young Farmer Network which connects beginning farmers through a mission for a just food system. Tess serves on the National Young Farmers Coalition Board and the Rhode Island Food Policy Council.
avatar for Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray is Land For Good's Connecticut Field Agent and a young farmer. In her role with LFG, she works with farm seekers, landowners, and retiring farmers to ensure successful land access, transfer, and tenure outcomes for farmers in Connecticut. 
avatar for Aaron Taylor

Aaron Taylor

Aaron Taylor is one of four partners and farmers at Four Root Farm, in East Haddam, Connecticut. Four Root Farm is a small scale, certified organic vegetable and cut flower farm, pioneering a new model of cooperative "family" farm ownership.


Thursday December 8, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
East Haybarn