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Farm Foundation® Forum on Ownership and Investment in U.S. Farmland

OAK BROOK, Ill. (July 6, 2023) — Farm Foundation®, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture,  will host its next virtual Forum, Ownership and Investment in U.S. Farmland, on Tuesday, July 18, from  9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central. 

This Forum will touch on the challenges and opportunities surrounding agricultural land ownership in  the U.S. The themes will include the historical issues with agricultural land ownership, trends in farm  demographic change, competition for land between farmers/ranchers and real estate and energy  development interests, and more. 

David Haight, vice president for programs at American Farmland Trust, will moderate the panel, which  will include perspectives from these expert contributors:  

  • Round Table Fellow Howard Halderman, president, Halderman Farm Management and  Halderman Real Estate Services 
  • Eloris Speight, director, Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center at Alcorn State University

Audience members will be invited to submit questions for the panelists to answer live during the event. 

Ownership of and investment in U.S. farmland is a critical topic as we look towards the future with new  demands for farmland, transitions of ownership and succession planning, and farmland as a continued  investment opportunity,” says Martha King, Farm Foundation vice president of programs and projects. “This Forum will examine the topic from multiple perspectives and look at both current events and  proposed legislation as well as future demographics and trends.” 

This event is being held virtually and is free to attend, but registration is required. Farmers, ranchers,  food and agribusiness leaders, government officials and staff, industry representatives, NGO  representatives, academics, students in agricultural disciplines, and members of the media are all  encouraged to attend. Register at farmfoundation.org. 

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