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Essex, MA: On Tuesday evening, December 3rd, Greenbelt – Essex County’s Land Trust will host a free workshop in Topsfield for farmers seeking affordable farmland.  The “Finding Farmland” workshop will be led by Michael Parker, Land Access Program Associate with the National Young Farmers Coalition, a national advocacy network of young farmers fighting for the future of agriculture.

The workshop’s goals are to discuss the costs associated with acquiring farmland, strategies for finding affordable tenure, and financing options.

The free event will be held at the Bee Building in the Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston Street, Topsfield, MA on December 3rd from 5:00pm to 8:30pm. Complimentary dinner will be provided from 5:00-5:30pm, and the presentation will follow from 5:30-8:30pm.  

RSVP is required at or contact Jane Rumrill: or 978-768-7241, x17. 

For more information on the National Young Farmers Coalition, visit

About Greenbelt:

Greenbelt – Essex County’s Land Trust works with local individuals, families, farmers and communities to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic vistas of Essex County. Since 1961, Greenbelt has protected more than 17,600 acres of local land. For more information, visit or call 978-768-7241.

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