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2021 YFSS Panel 4: Land Access, Land Justice

by Food SIG

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Thu, Feb 25, 2021

6:30 PM – 7:45 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Panel 4: Land Access, Land Justice: Stories from Connecticut and Beyond

Finding secure access to farmland is the number one barrier facing the next generation of farmers and ranchers. High land prices and histories of land dispossession and theft have resulted in inequities in land ownership, and significant barriers to establishing new farms. At the same time, the average age of farmers is increasing, and farmland is transitioning to new owners. In this panel, learn from policy advocates and land access technical assistance providers about federal- and Connecticut-level actions to connect farmers with land with a particular eye towards equity and justice. Speakers will discuss policies that affect farmland access and conservation, new ways of thinking about land ownership and care, and farmer Susan Mitchell's story about using creative financing (and persistence!) to access farmland.

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Holly Rippon-Butler's profile photo

Holly Rippon-Butler

National Young Farmers Coalition

National Young Farmers Coalition

Megan Browning's profile photo

Megan Browning

Agrarian Trust

Agrarian Trust

Chelsea Gazillo's profile photo

Chelsea Gazillo

American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust

Susan Mitchell's profile photo

Susan Mitchell

Cloverleigh Farm

Cloverleigh Farm