March 24, 6 p.m. - Recognizing Farmland for Funding Purposes
A "Stronger Together" training sponsored by the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition.
Expanding Eligibility for Protection Funding through Farmland of Local Importance
Wednesday, March 24, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Advance registration is required here.
To date, NRCS in Massachusetts has routinely recognized prime farmland, unique farmland, and farmland of statewide importance as eligible for agricultural easement programs, including those conducted in partnership with Massachusetts' APR program. If additional important soil types were recognized, more farms would be eligible for easement funding. In 2019, the first Massachusetts farmland of local importance (FLI) was recognized in Hatfield. Speaker Al Averill will share information on the potential to expand the designation of FLI throughout the Commonwealth, and discuss how land trusts could help identify tracts for such recognition.