A clearinghouse for the transition between generations of landowners with the goal of keeping farmland in production. There is a new generation of farmers who want to be tomorrow’s stewards of the land today, but they need land to work.
RFP Farmland Lease, Campbell Farm
The Tolland Agriculture Commission is soliciting proposals from qualified individuals interested in leasing a portion (roughly 8 acres) of town-owned farmland at Campbell’s Peaceful Valley at 215 Hunter Road. Proposals are due Thursday, May 21 at 4 p.m. More details here: https://www.tolland.org/bids
Farmer Stress Support Resources
Feeling stressed? UConn Extension has a list of resources to help farmers cope with stress. Click here.
COVID-19 Resources for Farmers from CT Dept. of Agriculture
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture has put together a list of resources and information related to COVID-19 for farmers. Please click here.
The new Farmer Relief Fund was launched by American Farmland Trust to help directly support farmers impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis. 100% of donations to the fund will go directly to farmers.
Eligibility: Small- and mid-size direct-market producers
Grant award: $1,000 per farmer
Deadline: April 23, 2020
How to apply: https://farmland.org/farmer-relief-fund/
The New England Farmer Microgrants Program, launched by American Farmland Trust in 2020, will assist farmers in New England with financial barriers to land access, expanding onto new land, and farm succession planning. The goal of NEFMP is to fund farmers in two primary categories: professional services and infrastructure costs related to assuring agricultural land is in production.
Grant award: $500 to $5,000
Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis beginning March 1, 2020
How to apply: https://farmland.org/new-england-farmer-microgrants-program/