I've been working with the fantastic team at the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School for the past two years to bring this amazing project to fruition. The Farmland Legal Access Toolkit will not only provide farmer-friendly information to help new farmers access land and help landowners transition farmland to the next generation, it will also contain an amazing collection of "Farmer Stories" related to land access.
With beautiful images, modern design and a friendly user experience, this toolkit will draw farmers in with relatable stories and leave them with resources to preserve existing farm legacies and build new family farms. The toolkit is set to launch this spring.
Additionally, a companion project -- the Farm Lease Builder -- will be available later this year. The Farm Lease Builder is a free, online, custom farm lease tool designed to facilitate long-term, sustainable farm leases.
I'm so proud of these wonderful projects and lucky to work with the cutting-edge team at CAFS. Stay tuned for launch details!