This event will offer an overview of leasing land for agricultural use. Producers and property owners interested in making their land available to farmers are encouraged to attend. Topics covered will include an overview of farmland leasing, developing relationships between farmers and landowners, models for land access, assessments of farmland and resources in the southeastern Pennsylvania region.
5:30 PM– Welcome: Jeff Marshall, President, Heritage Conservancy
Challey Comer, FARMroots Director, Greenmarket
5:45 PM– Presentations:
Marilyn Anthony, the Eastern Region Director of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
and Laura Siena, President of Lundale Farms, which leases 400 acres to farmers in Chester County
will provide an introduction to land leasing in the region. They will share their experiences from working
with farmers and landowners and discuss developing relationships and common questions.
Liz Lappin, the Land & Legal Specialist at GrowNYC/Greenmarket will offer her perspective as an attorney
including ‘Ten Tips for negotiating a lease.’ She will also discuss different types of lease contracts and
compare options for land use arrangements.
6:45 PM– Panel – A discussion between landowners and farmers leasing land with a focus on developing and maintaining land use agreements. Questions from the audience will be fielded by the panel.
Moderator: Vincent Dotti, Tinicum Township Supervisor, Buck County,
Panelists: PA Laura Siena, President of Lundale Farms, Kimberton, PA
Eve Minson, NOFA-NJ, Just One Seed
Eric Vander Hyde, Barefoot Gardens, Doylestown, PA
Marilyn Anthony, Eastern Region Director, PASA
Liz Lappin, Land & Legal Specialist, GrowNYC, Greenmarket
Online registration is available HERE. For more information, contact Challey Comer at (212) 341-2254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.