We can’t afford to ignore the fate of our farmland. It sustains us, our loved ones, our friends and neighbors. We must save agriculture.
What’s at stake when we pave over, fragment, and otherwise fail to halt the devastation that farmland development can cause on our food system?
“When the land does well for its owner, and the owner does well by the land–when both end up better by the reason of their partnership–then we have conservation. When one or the other grows poorer, either in substance, or in character, or in responsiveness to sun, wind and rain, then we have something else, […]
AFT has selected its first group of certified Land Access Trainers from the Farms for the Next Generation initiative.
Farmers have long been stewards of the land, quite often serving as its most steadfast guardian, and the benefits of farmland conservation are numerous.