Land for Good recently published two new full-service guides and two shorter pamphlets for private, municipal, and institutional landowners interested in leasing their land. They focus on helping "non-farming" owners and managers of agricultural properties bring their land into productive agricultural uses. These guides cover subjects such as landowner's and institutional goals, tax and legal considerations, insurance, easements, land stewardship, farmer-landowner relations, and elements of a good lease agreement. They include sample leases and a list of resources and service providers that can help with these land tenure issues. The flyer introduces private landowners to the concept of leasing land for farming. It can be distributed by organizations at workshops and to members, for example.
What's Growin' On
An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link