University of Maryland Extension

"A Farmer on Your Land" - Land Linking for Landowners and Farmers

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When: 
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: 
Agriculture Resource Center and Farm Park
Address: 
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
United States
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Description/Notes: 

"A Farmer on Your Land" - Land Linking for Landowners and Farmers

Tuesday, September 24, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Agricultural Resource Center and Farm Park - 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
NO CHARGE, but donations accepted here
Light meal provided

A workshop for landowners and farmers who seek resources to learn about options for leasing, selling, or buying land for agricultural use. While the emphasis will be on smaller acreage (2-5 acres for sustainable vegetable producer or 5-15 acres for small livestock), the resources also apply to larger acreage arrangements. Property owners interested in making their land available to farmers are encouraged to attend along with farmers who are looking for land to farm.

Find out about the resources currently in place around the region that help landowners find a steward for their property and, in turn, support sustainable farming, conservation, community health and the local food system. The landowner does not have to labor in the field, be immersed in running a farm enterprise or burdened with hiring a farm manager.

Topics covered will include: an overview of the "buy local" food movement and why it should be supported; details on structuring farmland for lease/sale/conservation; issues to consider such as zoning, water, fencing, accessibility and insurance; conservation options; and developing relationships between farmers and landowners. Hear from landowners and farmers that currently have win-win land tenure arrangements.

FHCASA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that encourages donations to help cover the cost of its programs and outreach.

Presenters and partners for this event include:

  • Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance of Sustainable Agriculture (CASA)
  • Pennsylvania Association Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)
  • Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission (SMADC)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
  • Montgomery County Food Council
  • Maryland Environmental Trust (MET)
  • Montgomery Countryside Alliance
Cost: 
FREE
Contact: 
Cathy Tipper
Contact Email: 
cathy@futureharvestcasa.org
Contact Phone: 
4102183620
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