We have scoured the state, region, and country for all of the support we could find for your industry, and put it all in one place for you to find. See our industry Resource Guides below, which are updated several times a year.
Succession Planning was identified as a major stressor for farmers in the Ocean State during our 2022 Needs Assessment [landandseatogether.org]. In order to equip the farm community with more support around this challenging issue, Land & Sea Together sent our staff to be trained in farm transition coordination, and applied for and received a LASA grant in 2023 to provide free coaching and $2000 of financial support for 4 Rhode Island farms ready to take on planning for their farm’s future.
We are looking for 4 farms that display a readiness to commit to creating a plan for the future of their business and land.
Farm owners and other parties involved in transition must be available to meet with our staff Farm Transition Coordinator on a regular basis either remotely or in-person between January and May 2024.
40 hours of individual farm transition coaching and coordination from a RI-Based certified Farm Transition Coordinator
Assistance putting together a written farm transition plan
$2000 of funding towards hired service professionals such as attorneys, financial planners, etc
Resources and handouts for your planning process
First Data on Mental Health and Wellness in the Farming, Fisheries, and Forestry Communities in the Ocean State.
From March to December 2022, Land & Sea Together conducted a multi-faceted Needs Assessment to determine top stressors impacting these critical industries.
Our partners at Cultivemos have produced several incredible 30-minute podcasts, discussing topics ranging from Climate Anxiety, to Farm Succession, to Farm Finances. Check them out:
We will have additional trainings and programming launching during the off season. In the meantime, stay connected with events and workshops offered by our partners and community members.