Conference on Farm and Ranch Access

farm and ranch access

Changing Lands, Changing Hands - A National Conference on Farm and Ranch Access, Tenure and Transfer - June 13-15, 2017 · Denver, Colorado

Registration is now open! - Early Bird rate ends April 30.

Land access, agricultural land tenure and farm succession are top challenges for US agriculture. In cooperation with USDA, Land For Good is proud to host this national event. This conference will bring together practitioners, educators, policymakers and advocates who work with and on behalf of farmers and landowners of all types, commodities, scales and regions.

USDA and groups across the country are working on these issues. We’ll look at: • What’s going on in the field. • What’s needed. • How practitioners, educators and policymakers can improve how farms and ranches are accessed, held and transferred.

This conference on farm and ranch access is a forum to share and discuss best and emerging practices, policies and programs. We’ll bring people from all across the US to: • Exchange knowledge, information, and research findings • Build professional skills and networks • Collect and disseminate the wealth of ideas, experiences and perspectives from all regions and sectors

Together, we’ll advance workable strategies for equitable land access, secure and sustainable tenure, and successful transfer of our farms and ranches.

Find Conference agenda, lodging and registration information including:

  • 35 breakout sessions and over 80 presenters!
  • In-depth plenary & roundtable discussions to tackle thorny challenges.
  • Programs and strategies from every US region.

Practitioners, educators, researchers, policymakers, agency personnel, and advocates from across the nation: this conference on farm and ranch access is for you!

Together, we'll advance workable strategies for equitable farm and ranch access access, secure and sustainable tenure, and successful transfer of our farms and ranches.

This event is hosted by Land For Good, in cooperation with the US Department of Agriculture.

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The farm and ranch access conference planning committee:

  • Kathryn Ruhf, Land Access Project Director, Land For Good
  • Adrian Card, Colorado State University Extension
  • Julia Freedgood, American Farmland Trust
  • Savi Horne, Land Loss Prevention Project
  • Reggie Knox, California Farm Link
  • Gary Matteson, Farm Credit Council (a Lead Conference Sponsor)
  • Dana Richey, USDA Farm Service Agency
  • Holly Rippon-Butler, National Young Farmers Coalition
  • Hilde Steffy, Farm Aid
  • Karen Stettler, Land Stewardship Project
  • Severine von Tscharner Fleming, Agrarian Trust

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