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Date Published:

June 1, 2006


Alvin D Sokolow
Anita Zurbrugg


Report 2.pdf (1.61 MB)

A National View of Agricultural Easement Programs: How Programs Select Farmland to Fund - Report 2


Public and private organizations that acquire perpetual easements on agricultural lands usually face the challenge of deciding how and where to place their limited and sometimes scarce dollars. Using an effective set of acquisition strategies and criteria is one key to meeting the challenge. Examining the acquisition strategies and criteria of 46 programs in 15 states, this report is based on the perceptions of program managers and other knowledgeable persons collected in extensive phone interviews and on more objective information from other sources. The report is the second of four publications of The National Assessment of Agricultural Easement Programs study.

American Farmland Trust