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Friday, January 18 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Current and Future Land Use: Understanding Easements, Opportunities and Limitations

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Conservation Easements and the Current Use Property Tax Program are two tools which are used to help make farmland more affordable and to reduce the ongoing costs of ownership and leasing. Farmers will often find themselves accessing land that is already under an easement or enrolled with Current Use, or they may be considering making use of these tools, but may not fully understand all of the requirements, trade-offs and implications of these programs. This workshop will give an opportunity learn more about these tools, the benefits and trade-offs that come with them, and some important considerations that farmers should think about when deciding when and how to make use of these tools.

Are you planning to attend this session?  Feel free to email Jenn Colby ahead--we can ask questions on your behalf!

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Mike Ghia

VT Field Agent, Land For Good
Mike assists farmers with business planning and financial management as well as assists families with farm succession and transfers through the Vermont Farm and Forest Viability Program. Through Land For Good, Mike also coaches farmers and landowners on farmland access, tenure, transfer... Read More →
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Bruce Hennessey

Owner, Maple Wind Farm
Bruce was a classroom teacher for eleven years, teaching students mathematics and science before joining his partner Beth to create Maple Wind Farm in Huntington, VT in 1999. A pasture-based diversified livestock and organic vegetable operation, the farm producers 100% grassfed beef... Read More →

Elizabeth Hunt

Vermont Department of Taxes

Friday January 18, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST