Agrarian Trust is an organization founded by longtime young farming advocates, The Greenhorns, a cadre of sustainable agriculture service providers, and Community Land Trust professionals with a mission to support the next generation with land access. We want to gather data on tenancy, land access and land rights security in America.
We are documenting models of innovative farmland access. We call these our Land Access Strategies, and we have a long list of quiet protagonists that are working to protect the interests of the land, and the long term interests of us all.
Our stories, when compiled together, will shed light on the connection between current land ownership, stewardship, job creation, communities, and prosperity.
We start with the premise that “it is ownership–and the economics surrounding ownership–that determines whether land is farmed or paved, strip-mined or preserved, polluted or reclaimed. It is ownership that determines where people live and where they work. And, to a great degree, it is ownership that determines who is wealthy in America and who is poor, who exploits others and who gets exploited by others.”
The first submissions will be unpaid, but each profile written will be accompanied by the writer’s byline and promoted within our larger networks, which range between 30,000-40,000 people. Those who contribute on a regular basis will be listed as a contributor on our website and can expect fair payment for work. Graduate and Journalism students are encouraged to apply.
You can find more information about Agrarian Trust and how to apply to this opportunity here.
Thank you for your interest!