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Workshop on Planning for the Future of Your Farmland to Take Place July 30


Kip Kolesinskas, 860-878-0393 kkolesinskas@farmland.org


Windsor, Conn., July 2, 2013 –Do you own farm or forest land in Central 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? 

Farmers and other farm and forest landowners are invited to learn about options for managing, protecting and leasing their land at Planning Your Land’s Future: An Introductory Workshop for Landowners on Tuesday, July 30 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Middlesex County Extension Center located at 1066 Saybrook Road in Haddam. The workshop is free and includes a light dinner.

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. The event will also provide an opportunity for landowners to meet people interested in finding farmland to lease or own.

For more information or to register, visit www.farmland.org/connecticut or contact Kip Kolesinskas at (860) 878-0393 or kkolesinskas@farmland.org.  Space is limited and the deadline to register is Friday, July 26. 

The workshop is a cooperative effort of American Farmland Trust, the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, the Risk Management Agency/USDA, the University of Vermont Cooperative Extension, Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Council, Working Lands Alliance, Connecticut Farmland Trust, Connecticut Land Conservation Council, and Connecticut Farm Bureau. This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2010-49200-06201 through the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.




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.

American Farmland Trust