Agricultural Conservation Easement Workshops
for Municipal Planners, Attorneys, and Land Trusts
What are they? How are they different from conservation easements? What are their critical components? How can they be used most effectively?
Connecticut Farmland Trust will be presenting a series of three workshops to introduce the model agricultural easement developed by American Farmland Trust,
Connecticut Land Conservation Council, and Connecticut Farmland Trust.
Workshop for Municipal Planners:
Wednesday, October 12, 10:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
@ Otis Public Library, Norwich
This workshop is also suitable for other municipal officials and land trusts and includes a presentation about planning for agriculture. Attendees will receive copies of our recently updated Planning for Agriculture: A Guide for Connecticut Municipalities
Workshops for Attorneys (basic and/or advanced topics):
Friday, October 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
@ CT Nonprofit Center, Hartford
Workshop for Land Trusts:
Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
@ Southbury Public Library
Agricultural easements can vary significantly from open space easements, and easement terms can have a significant impact on farmers’ ability to work protected land. In order to help ensure that easements protect the natural resources of farms while also ensuring long-term agricultural viability of the farm operation, we hope to make a deeper impact on those involved in agricultural preservation projects.
Join us to learn how you can help to craft and implement effective agricultural easements. Topics covered will include the difference between a conservation easement and an agricultural easement; critical components of agricultural easements; how agricultural easements can assist towns in achieving goals in their plans of conservation and development.
More info and registration can be found at: http://ctfarmland.org/site/?p=3462