Events

Workshops, conferences, and events in sustainable and organic agriculture, community food systems, and policy, mostly throughout 13 states in the Southern Region of the United States.

American Farmland Trust [KY]


  • Lexington, KY

The focus will be the challenges faced by American agriculture in the 21st Century.  How should we take care of the farmland we have?  Will we have enough farmland to support the food and fiber needs of our increasing population?  Join the discussion in Lexington about:

  • Conserving Farmland and Growing Smart
  • Supporting Agriculture and Community Food Security
  • Helping the Next Generation Enter and Succeed in Agriculture
  • Promoting Farmland Succession and Access to Land

The conference will encourage greater understanding and collaboration to support agricultural viability and vibrant community food systems.  Keynote speakers and local and national leaders will share their experiences and expertise. Participants will have many opportunities to  share information, reconnect with friends and colleagues, learn more about best-in-class practices, planning and policy development.

Other conference highlights include:

Kentucky Proud opening reception to give participants a chance to network and experience local fare from local farms, food enterprises and distilleries.

Farm Fresh banquet to celebrate the farmers who have saved their land and to showcase the region’s seasonal bounty.

Bus tours to showcase Fayette County’s Rural Services Area and the success of its land use planning and farmland protection efforts, as well as Lexington's proactive plans and policies to promote infill, urban agriculture and innovative food businesses.

 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1!

Conference website

http://www.farmland.org/news/events/national-agricultural-landscapes-forum/2014National-Conference.asp