Kristina Villa, Villa Acres & The Farmers Land Trust
David Outman, Living Lands Trust
As farmers and landowners across the country grapple with the struggles and challenges of land access, tenure, and succession, we will use this session to consider historical roots and conventions around land and “property”, conservation and land trusts, and to reflect on the current land challenges, and reimagine what farmland ownership, access, and tenure might look like in the future. Through a mix of storytelling and facilitated discussion we will engage the collective wisdom of the group to search for insights into how we might help foster a relationship with land that centers care for Earth and communities. David Outman, Ian McSweeney, and Kristina Villa will facilitate this open conversation, sharing ways their work supports farmers, protects farmland, and provides opportunities for people to steward land in harmony with nature.