Agrarian Trust, a program of the Schumacher Center for New Economics, is pleased to announce the schedule for our 2014 Symposium.
In the next 20 years, an estimated 400 million acres of farmland will change hands as 70% of current farmland owners retire. Meanwhile, entering farmers struggle to compete with non-farming landowners for access to prime farmland, particularly in peri-urban areas. This dilemma of farmland succession is shared by Greyhairs and Greenhorns alike, who all hope for a more sustainable and resilient farming future.
We will examine this imminent inflection point from historical, ecological and political economy perspectives, and address both practical and philosophical approaches to transition. With both national and international speakers joining to reflect on this topic, we expect a full room and a lively convening of stakeholders.
Please join us on April 26 + 27 to join the conversation about farmland access and transition.
This event is presented in partnership with Chelsea Green Publishing, The David Brower Center, Berkeley Food Institute, California FarmLink and Roots of Change.
All lectures will be recorded as podcasts for farmers and others who cannot make it in person. To get the lectures please join our email list.
Please read up on the event details and reserve your ticket today at www.agrariantrust.org/
Thank you for sharing this announcement widely.
Severine v T Fleming, Managing Co-Founder, Agrarian Trust
Kristen Loria, Events Coordinator, Agrarian Trust
office (at) agrariantrust (dot) org
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