Investing in Innate Farmland
The story of Machado family farms
Since that time, Mike and Diana have grown the legacy first started by Gregorio and Angelina. They’ve raised their three children on the farm, watched their grandchildren make memories on the land, and added two additional properties under their ownership, which were recently protected by agricultural conservation easements (ACE) with California Farmland Trust (CFT). Combined with their home ranch, the Machados have permanently protected over 400 acres of farmland.
A portion of the funds needed to complete these projects were made available by the California Department of Conservation (DOC) in collaboration with the California Strategic Growth Council’s (SGC) Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC). SALC is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment.
We hope you enjoyed part one of our 2021 Landowner Series and learning more about Machado Family Farms. Join us next week as we share about a different landowner who has had a meaningful impact with CFT in 2021. If you’re interested in learning more about our efforts, visit the links below.
Learn more about what an Agriculture Conservation Easement (ACE) is and how it can help farmers.
Did you know CFT has curriculum available in English and Spanish to educate students about farmland?
Interested in learning more about our education, agriculture and environmental efforts and impact?