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October 20 - 22, 2014
Hilton Lexington Downtown, Lexington, Kentucky



"Connections with high-level people doing fabulous work, new opportunities for cooperative projects, inspiration."

-Participant, AFT's 2006 National Conference

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Thank you! American Farmland Trust thanks our conference sponsors, Local Host committee, featured speakers, workshop presenters, conference participants and AFT's Board of Directors, Members and staff--everyone who helped make the Farmland, Food and Livable Communities national conference in Lexington a great success


Photo: Christopher Shadix at Foxhollow FarmJoin American Farmland Trust this fall in Lexington, KY, for our first-of-its-kind national conference on Farmland, Food and Livable Communities. Our focus will be the challenges faced by American agriculture in the 21st Century.  How should we take care of the farmland we have?  Will we have enough farmland to support the food and fiber needs of our increasing population?  Join the discussion in Lexington about:


  • Conserving Farmland and Growing Smart
  • Supporting Agriculture and Community Food Security
  • Helping the Next Generation Enter and Succeed in Agriculture
  • Promoting Farmland Succession and Access to Land


Photo: Christopher Shadix at Foxhollow FarmThe conference will encourage greater understanding and collaboration to support agricultural viability and vibrant community food systems.  Keynote speakers and local and national leaders will share their experiences and expertise. Participants will have many opportunities to  share information, reconnect with friends and colleagues, learn more about best-in-class practices, planning and policy development.


Other conference highlights include:

  • Kentucky Proud opening reception to give participants a chance to network and experience local fare from local farms, food enterprises and distilleries.

  • Farm Fresh banquet to celebrate the farmers who have saved their land and to showcase the region’s seasonal bounty.

  • Bus tours to showcase Fayette County’s Rural Services Area and the success of its land use planning and farmland protection efforts, as well as Lexington's proactive plans and policies to promote infill, urban agriculture and innovative food businesses.




Questions? Contact Doris Mittasch at AFTNationalConference@farmland.org.

Media please contact Laura Trivers at ltrivers@farmland.org






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