Our FFI campaign goal is to raise $25M to fund farmland protection ($24M) and infrastructure improvements ($1M). To date, POST has raised $14M, 56% of our goal. We are incredibly grateful to the supporters who have helped to launch this campaign.
POST uses a time-tested methodology for evaluating lands for acquisition and protection. For FFI, we have adapted our traditional evaluation criteria to prioritize agricultural values. Once we’ve done our analysis, we work with willing landowners to purchase the land or to preserve it with legal protections called “conservation easements.” Easements allow the land to stay in agricultural production while removing the threat of development and protecting the natural resources.
On the lands we own, we provide long-term leases to farmers and invest in land improvement projects that are crucial to a viable farming operation. The combination of land preservation, a reliable lease and infrastructure that works ensures that we achieve the conservation outcomes that we all want to see.
Download our Farmland Futures Initiative brochure here.