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American Farmland Trust Offers Free Seminars on Planning for the Future of Your Land

 
CONTACT:
Leah Mayor: 203-988-3270, lmayor@farmland.org
 

Windsor, Conn., May 2, 2012— Do you own farm or forest land in Connecticut? Have you planned for its future—whether or when to protect it, how to treat it in your estate planning, whether or how to rent it, how to manage it for farming or forestry? 

Whether you are just beginning the planning process or developing questions while planning is already underway, Planning Your Land’s Future: An Introductory Workshop for Landowners can help you understand your options and make informed choices. A variety of expert speakers will discuss and answer questions about estate planning and land transfer, land protection options and techniques, land rental and leasing, and production and financial management through crop insurance and other tools. 

There are two opportunities to attend:

  • Thursday, May 31, 6:00 to 8:30 pm: Lebanon Fire Safety Complex, Lebanon, CT
  • Friday, June 1, 6:00 to 8:30 pm: Litchfield Extension Center, Torrington, CT

Both workshop sessions are free and will include a light supper. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.farmland.org/programs/states/ct/farmland-workshops.asp or call 203-988-3270. Space is limited, and the deadline to register is Friday, May 25. 

The seminars are a cooperative effort of American Farmland Trust, University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, Connecticut Department of Agriculture, USDA Risk Management Agency as part of the Targeted States Crop Insurance Education and Information Program, Northeast Center for Risk Management Education, and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2010-49200-6201.

Additional sponsors include University of Vermont Extension, Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Council, Housatonic Valley Association, Working Lands Alliance, Connecticut Land Conservation Council, Land for Good, Connecticut Farm Bureau, Connecticut Farmland Trust, and Connecticut State Grange. 

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American Farmland Trust is the nation's leading conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. Since its founding in 1980 by a group of farmers and citizens concerned about the rapid loss of farmland to development, AFT has helped save millions of acres of farmland from development and led the way for the adoption of conservation practices on millions more.

AFT's national office is located in Washington, DC. Phone: 202-331-7300. For more information, visit www.farmland.org.

 
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