If you are a new farmer who needs access to land, New Entry can help you understand your options! We're hosting a free workshop to help new farmers identify their land needs and navigate the land procurement process. This workshop will help you determine:
- What are the soil types on the land?
- What kind of conservation and wildlife restrictions are on the land?
- What are zoning regulations that could prohibit farming?
- What type of infrastructure should you look for?
- Can you pay for the lease or mortgage with your farm business?
You will hear from industry professionals about things to consider to negotiate a lease, purchase a property, or plan a business, and you will learn how to access funds to get started. Our panel of speakers will include:
- Land for Good
- Conservation Law Foundation’s Legal Food Hub
- Farm Service Agency
- Farm Credit East
- New Entry alumni farmers
The inaugural workshop will be held Thursday, July 26th from 6-9pm in Lowell, MA. This is a free event, but registration is requested.
The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s (New Entry) mission is to improve our local and regional food systems by training the next generation of farmers to produce food that is sustainable, nutritious, and culturally-appropriate and making this food accessible to individuals regardless of age, mobility, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. In doing this work, we provide critical training, career development, and economic opportunity to new farmers.