Passing along this professional development opportunity -- apologies in 
advance for cross postings.
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*American Farmland Trust and Land for Good are offering a new training 
program for professionals working with farmers and farmland owners as 
they seek access to land and navigate the challenges of farm transfers. 
Visit this link  http://newyork.farmland.org/publications 
<http://newyork.farmland.org/publications> to learn more about /Farmland 
Advisors: A Training Program about Farmland Access and Farm Transfers./ 
Applications are due by October 31, 2012. This project is supported by 
the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) 
program. The program**application deadline is October 31^st ***

The transfer of farms to a new generation is one of the biggest 
challenges facing agriculture in the Northeast. American Farmland Trust 
and Land for Good are offering an exciting two-year training program for 
professionals working with farmers and farmland owners as they seek 
access to land and navigate the complexity of farm transfers. The 
/Farmland Advisors /program offers participants from New York and New 
England the opportunity to join a network of agricultural and 
conservation professionals to learn about:

 Farm transfer and succession planning

 Financial, tax and legal issues in farm transfers

 Land conservation as a farm transfer strategy

 Farm linking and matching

 Farmland leasing and other tenure options

 Farmland restoration

 Farmland affordability options

Julia Freedgood

Managing Director

Farmland & Communities Initiatives

American Farmland Trust

1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 800

Washington, D.C. 20036

202-378-1205

413-221-7305