Suzanna Denison

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Suzanna Denison is a passionate advocate for farmland access and preservation and grew up on a conventional vegetable farm in Maine, which transitioned to organic in the 1990s. Off-farm, she directed the Western North Carolina (WNC) FarmLink program, which was a partnership facilitating successful relationships between farmers looking for land to farm, and landowners aspiring to keep their farm and forest land in agriculture. In an effort to expand her work in farm transition planning, Suzanna became a certified farm succession coordinator through the International Farm Transition Network in 2017. At American Farmland Trust, she currently serves as the Program Manager and a Land Access Trainer for the Farms for the Next Generation national initiative.


TUES NOV 19    |    8AM – 12PM    |   HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE


American Farmland Trust has developed a performance-based curriculum to give agricultural educators and service providers practical knowledge and skills to effectively deliver land access trainings. Through innovative teaching concepts and a skills-based learning process designed for maximum learner retention, this training will train trainers to assist beginning farmers and ranchers with gaining access to land and securing land tenure. Through an introduction to the curriculum and a demonstration of the lesson plan on financial readiness, participants will gain knowledge of the full curriculum with tools, resources, worksheets and activities that will assist them in offering workshops to beginning farmers and ranchers with the goal of success in agriculture.