Agrarian Trust is pleased to announce the schedule and line-up for our 2014 Land Access Symposium.
In the next 20 years, an estimated 400 million acres of farmland will change hands, as the 70% of farmland owners over the age of 65 retire and pass away. Meanwhile, entering farmers struggle to compete non-farming landowners for access to prime farmland, particularly in areas close to metropolitan areas. The problem of farmland succession is shared by Greyhairs and Greenhorns, so we’ll examine this inflection point from a historical, ecological and political economy perspective and address both practical, and philosophical approaches to transition. With both national and international speakers coming in to reflect on this topic, we expect a full room and a lively convening for stakeholders.
Please join us on April 26-27 , to learn about farmland access and transition on the doorstep of U.C. Berkeley.
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 order your ticket today
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Taking Steps: Land Acess Symposium in April