Listening to the Land: Tools and Strategies for Land Assessment Workshop
Yellow Springs, OH
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Workshop: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Public tour: 1-3 p.m.
Beginning farmers seeking land will gain hands-on experience assessing the suitability of a parcel of land for a farm operation during this workshop, which is a component of American Farmland Trust's Farmland for the Next Generation project. Learn why land assessment is important and key considerations for conducting a land search including location, natural resources, infrastructure, land use and mangement, current use and rights, adjoining land use, and taxes. Learn from a beginning farmer and Farm Credit Mid-America appraiser about the appraisal process and common issues beginning farmers face. Participants will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about conservation easements with Tecumseh Land Trust, and will have an opportunity to walk the farmland of Agraria, a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, to observe the land assessment process from a distinguished grassland conservationist. Following the workshop, at 1 p.m., there will be a public tour of Agraria.
About the Speakers: Kelly Henderson, Begin Farming Program Coordinator at OEFFA, is one of the 25 experienced agricultural educators and service providers across the country serving in the inaugural class of AFT's Land Access Trainers. Dana Workman Stacey is owner and operator of Grass Powered Poultry & Meats and Collateral Analyst for Farm Credit Mid-America. Bob Hendershot is a retired State Grassland Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and is owner of Green Pasture Services, a pasture consulting service.
Cost and Registration: $25. Price includes light refreshments; participants who wish to stay for the public farm tour are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch. Pre-registration is required by Monday, June 18.
This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022