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How to Lease Your Land to a Farmer

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Gould Barn

1 Howlett Street

Topsfield, MA 01983

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October 25 & 26, 2018

Have you ever considered making your land available for farming? Farmers in Essex County are looking for land to rent, from a small vegetable plot to livestock or crops. When you make land available to farmers you help secure a future for farming in our region, create economic opportunity, promote food security, and preserve our working landscapes.

This workshop with farm leasing experts Land for Good will help you understand your land’s potential for farming and what goes into a good farming arrangement:

  • Benefits & opportunities of leasing your land for farming
  • Identify your personal, financial and land use goals
  • How to find a compatible farmer
  • How to craft a lease agreement

An evening workshop on Thursday, October 25th in Topsfield will be followed by a guided bus tour of leased farmlands on the morning of Friday, October 26th departing from Essex.




Thursday, October 25: 5:30pm – 8:30pm - Workshop in Topsfield (Dinner included!)

Friday, October 26: 8am - 11am - Guided Tour of Leased Farmland (Alprilla Farm in Essex, Cedar Rock Gardens in West Gloucester, and Marini Farm in Ipswich). Tour to begin in Essex.

This workshop and tour are FREE but advanced registration is required. You may register for one or both days.

Register by clicking the green button above. You can also register by contacting Jane Rumrill at 978-768-7241 ext. 17.




As Essex County’s Land Trust, Greenbelt works with landowners and the thirty-four cities and towns of Essex County to conserve open space, farmland, wildlife habitat, and scenic landscapes. Our work helps protect native plants, animals, and natural corridors, ensure a healthy food supply, maintain clean water, and create free and accessible places for outdoor recreation and the enjoyment of nature.


Land For Good has helped educate, advise and support thousands of non-farming landowners. They work with farm service providers, conservation organizations and communities to support landowners, increase farmland availability and foster good landowner-farmer agreements. In collaboration with researchers and policy makers, they advance policies and innovative working models that will increase farmland availability and foster equity and land stewardship.

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Topsfield, MA 01983

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