We're taking a closer look at the impact of a few of our core grantees:
Rogers Farmstead: Farmland Access with the Vermont Land Trust
The Vermont Land Trust’s Farmland Access Program aims to match farmers with affordable land to grow crops or raise animals. Successful farmland conservation is more than keeping farmland in farming. It involves building relationships with aspiring new farmers, establishing trust with existing farmers who wish to sell their land, and connecting new farmers to agronomic, ecological, and financial resources that will enable them to succeed. Finding the right owner for a certain parcel requires flexibility through ownership transitions, and that right owner must design a business that deals with challenges inherent to agriculture and specific to their parcel of land.