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Creative Strategies for Financing Sustainable Farmland Succession

Retiring and beginning farmers are encouraged to attend this workshop that explores succession-planning strategies that harness the collective wealth of the community to keep farmland in the hands of small farmers. These strategies include raising community capital, accessing nonprofit loan funds, working with land trusts, using conservation easements, and developing or converting to worker-owned cooperatives.

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Track and Session Info

Track: 
Farm Business & Labor
Session: 
G | 8:30 am

Date and Location

Location: 
Chapel
Day: 
Saturday
Presenter(s): 

Mai Nguyen

Title: 
Mai Nguyen
Presenter Affiliation: 
National Young Farmers Coalition, Farmer Mai
Bio: 
Mai Nguyen grows heirloom grains and vegetables in Northern California using a no-till, dry-farming method with draft horses – all in the midst of a historic drought! Having studied climate research in college, Mai got interested in the two big issues we face as a global society: climate change and social inequality. Aside from growing organic heritage grains and Southeast Asian crops under the Farmer Mai label, she assists other small-scale grain farmers across California to create regional grain hubs.

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