Innovative Farm Transitions
Many of California’s experienced farmers are looking to the future when they can wind down and even retire. At the same time, they want to see the groundbreaking work they have done toward building sustainable agriculture, food systems, and lifestyles continue and grow. This session will explore new opportunities for partnership, mentorship, and other creative ways to pass on the farm and the wisdom. These may include agricultural conservation easements that make land more affordable, as well as arrangements that build in progressive levels of responsibility and ownership for young farmers.