Farmland Tenure Online Resources Guide

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The Farmland Tenure Online Resources Guide is one of a series of original web resources within the Farmland Access Legal Project, designed and created by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, to provide legal information to the public on affordable and equitable land access arrangements. For more information on the Project, click here!


This guide is a compilation of existing, on-line legal resources targeted to help farm-seekers, farmers, landowners and farmer/landowner-advocates understand and navigate various legal issues related to accessing and transferring farmland in New England. We, Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, developed this guide in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture National Agriculture Library. We have screened each resource within this guide for relevance, robustness and ease of use, and welcome questions, suggestions or comments to

How to Use This Guide

You may search this guide by New England state or legal issue. To search by state, simply click on your state of choice in the map below. You will be taken to a list of state-specific, hyperlinked legal resources, organized by topic. There, you can explore information and tools supportive of your work. To search by legal issue, click on a topic button below the map.

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The Center for Food and Agriculture Systems is an initiative of Vermont Law School. The content provided on this site is for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. If users have questions regarding the topics discussed herein, they should consult an attorney. This webpage should not be construed as creating an attorney-client relationship. The information provided on or by this webpage is not – and is not intended to be – a substitute for their potential need to consult with a competent attorney licensed to practice law in the appropriate jurisdiction. We disclaim any responsibility for any particular matter that affects a user’s specific situation. While efforts will be made to maintain and update the resources contained on the webpage, no warranty or other guarantee is made with respect to the timeliness or accuracy of any information provided on or by the webpage.