Lisa Bassani
American Farmland Trust 
(860) 683-4230


February 28th: 9:30am to 12:30pm

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deKoven House Community Center
27 Washington Street
Middletown, CT 06457

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Model Agricultural Easement: Seminar and Training

Join us for this half day training, aimed at educating private attorneys, municipal attorneys and land use planners, land trust staff and board members about agricultural easements and their role in supporting and promoting the agricultural viability of our Connecticut farms.

Join American Farmland Trust (AFT) and its partners - Connecticut Land Conservation Council and Connecticut Farmland Trust - for a half-day seminar and training on drafting agricultural easements, offered as part of AFT's Model Agricultural Easement project.   This project – funded through an Agricultural Viability Grant provided by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture – created model agricultural easement terms and conditions that will help improve the agricultural viability of land permanently protected by land trusts and municipalities. 

A half day seminar and training will be held on February 28th to educate attorneys, land trust boards and staff, and others involved in drafting agricultural easements about this model agricultural easement and the impact these conservation easements have on agriculture. The model agricultural easement was developed through this project in an effort to ensure the agricultural viability of our working farms over the long term, and to provide guidance to land trusts, municipalities and others engaged in conservation on key components and issues to consider when drafting agricultural easements.  A key focus of the training will be on the ways agricultural easements may differ from more typical open space easements. The training will be led by attorney, Linda Francois, Esq., of the New Haven-based law firm Cooper, Whitney, Cochran, and Francois.

Who should attend? Those involved in writing or monitoring agricultural easements, including private attorneys, municipal attorneys and land use planners, commission members, land trust board members and staff, etc.

Model Agricultural Easement: Seminar and Training

When: February 28th, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where: deKoven House Community Center, 27 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(at the intersection of Washington Street and deKoven Drive near Rt. 15 and Rt. 9)

Cost: $20/per person

A lunch featuring Connecticut grown foods will be provided.

Please register by Monday, February 24th.

For further information, contact Lisa Bassani at or 860-683-4230.


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