Forum: Tools for Protecting Farmland


April 05, 2017 at 6pm - 9pm


Langford Schoolhouse, 1694 Colborne St E Brantford, Ontario.

Attention new farmers, retiring farmers, and organizations that support the protection of farmland and access to land for new farmers: Join us to learn about Tools for Protecting Farmland, a speakers panel followed by working round table discussion about innovative and effective ways to fund and protect farmland in Ontario. This forum will be hosted by Sustainable Brant, rare Charitable Research Reserve, and Langford Conservancy. 

Speakers to include: Wally Seccombe, formerly of Everdale Farm; Dan Naccarato, New and Young Farmers; Scott Hughes, Capacity Build; Tom Woodcock, rare Charitable Research Reserve; Kathryn Enders, Ontario Farmland Trust; and Erin Shapiro, Ontario Greenbelt Alliance.

Topics to be covered: farmer run co-operatives, using community bonds for raising funds, conservation easements, ground leases, long-term renewable leases, greenbelt protection policy, and new farmer issues.

Several organizations will be present to join in the discussion and will have literature about their work, including: The National Farmers Union, Ecological Farmers of Ontario, rare Charitable Research Reserve, Ontario Farmland Trust, Langford Conservancy, and Ontario Greenbelt Alliance.

A light dinner will be served at 6pm, with the forum to follow.

An RSVP is necessary to attend. Sign up here and keep updated about this event!

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Wed, 2017/04/05 - 6:00am to 9:00am