Day: Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Title: Farmland at Risk: Emerging Legal Issues, Land Trust Resources and Creative Approaches to Landowner Outreach
Description: Families with land often want to preserve land, but with many family members living elsewhere, they often can’t decide what to do with the land. At the same time, many people are looking to farm in a sustainable way, but do not have the financial wherewithal to purchase land on their own. The first part of this session will focus on helping these two groups come together to reach an understanding on how they might work together to meet these goals. The second part of the session will focus on current resources that are available through the University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative, including publications and educational materials related to leasing, estate planning and land preservation.
Track: Large Landscapes & Working Lands
Level: All
Lead Presenter: Paul Goeringer: Extension Legal Specialist - Agriculture Law Education Initiative
Co-Presenter(s): Sarah Everhart: Research Associate and Legal Specialist - Agricultural Law Education Initiative
John Turgeon: Conservation Easement Program Manager and Acting Director - Maryland Environmental
Mark Willcox, III: Real Estate Agent - Country Properties