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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

What's Growin' On

An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

"Acquiring Your Farm" FREE online course about land access

Kristin Smith

Land for Good has a new, FREE online course for beginning farmers. "Acquiring Your Farm" takes farm seekers through a comprehensive, step-by-step investigation of options and strategies focused on access to land and farms. There are 7 topic modules. Each topic is loaded with content, plus stories and resources. Every topic includes tools, worksheets and checklists. The course is designed so that each learner can come away with a customized farm acquisition action plan. Learn more here: http://newsite.landforgood.org/index.php/home.html

Interested in learning about land access on the local level? RAFFL is hosting a Land Access Panel on March 28th with a creative fundraising workshop to follow. Details below.

RAFFL and Green Mountain College are collaborating to host a panel of service providers, farmers and land owners discussing Farmland Access. The panel includes Ben Waterman, coordinator of UVM’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture Land Access Program, and will cover topics ranging from the challenges of leasing to tips for finding land to purchase.

After the panel, Ben Waterman will share key findings from the recently completed Guide to Financing the Community Supported Farm, a SARE funded project. This talk will explore unconventional financing arrangements and legal considerations involved.

This event is open to everyone but will be particularly useful for farmers who are looking for land or creative financing opportunities and land owners who are interested in leasing or selling to farmers.

When: Wed. March 28th, 4-6 pm Where: East Room of Withey Hall, Green Mountain College, Poultney

Details: Light refreshments offered