Farmland Access and Stewardship

The Farmland Access and Stewardship Working Group focuses on strategies that expand farmland conservation, increase farmers’ access to affordable farmland, and promote best practices around agricultural land use and soil and water quality.

Working Group Members include organizations involved in helping new farmers to access farmland, expanding land conservation, improving soil and water quality, and promoting good land use planning.

Click HERE to access the Food System and Agricultural Land Use Planning Modules for local and regional land use planners - a completed working group project. 


Farmland Access and Stewardship Working Group Chair Update

In 2019 the Farmland Access and Stewardship Working Group has had two meetings. At our Winter meeting we focused on solar siting in relationship to agricultural land, and land planning in Vermont, and regionally. This meeting included 5 different presenters on this topic - all with different aspects of the issue to discuss: from State and county process development, to regional comparisons of solar siting regulations, to pilot projects exploring grazing and forage growth in solar fields.

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WG meeting 9/28

Stewardship the topic of the FA&S's fall meeting!

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