For the past few years, PEC has put together informational workshops to help facilitate farmland leasing in our region. Learn more about past events and upcoming workshops we may be offering.

2018 Workshops:

Writing Farmland Leases: A Workshop for Farmers and Landowners
May 8, Warrenton, VA

Farmland Leasing: Stories and Networking
October 10, Waterford, VA

2017 Workshops:

Farmland Access Workshop Series: For Landowners
March 23, Warrenton, VA

Farmland Access Workshop Series: For Land Seekers
March 23, Warrenton, VA

Networking Social Hour for Landowners and Land Seekers
March 30, Warrenton, VA

2015 Workshops

In November 2015, PEC hosted two workshops for landowners and land seekers focused on farmland leasing. The workshops were made possible by grants from Prince Charitable Trust and the Nicolaas and Patricia Kortlandt Fund of the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation.

PEC held one workshop in Middleburg and another one in Charlottesville. The keynote address was given by Kathy Ruhf, senior program director for Land For Good, an organization that helps farmers secure land in New England, as well as provide guidance to help farmers, landowners and communities navigate the complex challenges of land access, tenure and transfer. Read more about the workshops in our member newsletter, The Piedmont View >>

We've posted Kathy's presentation slides and the handouts we gave to the workshop attendees below.  

Workshop Handouts 

The handouts include speaker bios, elements of a good farm lease, a landowner checklist, legal considerations, and a sample lease. View and download the packet >>

Farmland Leasing Presentation - Kathy Ruhf from Land for Good