Nearly 220 additional acres of California farmland are now conserved forever, resulting in a total of nearly 16,200 acres administered by CFT. Like-minded farmers worked with CFT to permanently protect their properties through agricultural conservation easements. The easements dedicate the land to farming and prohibit the conversion to non-agricultural uses, even if the land is sold or inherited.
CFT hosted an easement celebration October 3rd at the Slater Trust Farm to recognize and thank those who chose to protect their farms. “My late father would be proud to know the first farm he purchased is now forever protected for agriculture,” said Gail Martin as part of her remarks to the morning crowd.
Thank you to Kruppa Farm, Kruppa Reed Farm, Slater Trust Farm, Tanner Farm, Gail Martin Trust Farm, Murphy Farm and the Magneson Property. With the protection of these farms, our total acreage protected has reached nearly 16,200! Your continued support, combined with the support of our partners and funders, including the Department of Conservation, plays a critical role in the work we do to protect the best farmland in the world.
“Linking these properties through permanent conservation is a win-win for everyone,” said Charlotte Mitchell, CFT Executive Director, “the landowners, the public, and the land.”
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The California Farmland Trust is a California Non-Profit 501(c)(3). Our mission is to help farmers protect the best farmland in the world. To date, we have protected nearly 16,200 acres of farmland on 73 family farms. Visit us: www.cafarmtrust.org