Farms for the Future: Leasing
Although the Trust has leased farmland to farmers since its inception, as part of our Farms for the Future Initiative the Trust has developed and formalized a Farmland Leasing Program for both new and established farmers.
This program provides farmers that have an emphasis on food production and who are looking to begin or expand their agricultural operations with assistance and access to affordable farmland.
For more information, including the application requirements, please read the Farmland Leasing Program Information and Application Packet. Applications will be accepted until March 1st of the upcoming growing season.
Applications received after March 1st will be considered depending on land availability, the proposed operation, and the availability of staff and the Farms for the Future Advisory Committee to review and process the application.
Information on current lease opportunities can be found here.
If you have any further questions about the Farms for the Future Initiative or the Farmland Leasing Program, please contact Jessie Marcus, Conservation Programs Assistant, at (631) 283-3195, or Dan Heston, Senior Manager of Agricultural Programs, at (631) 734-5630. We look forward to hearing from you.
For more about our Farms for the Future Initiative, click here.
To see who's leasing from us at our Centers, click here.