Farms & Farmers
Farmland is the most threatened land in the Berkshires and beyond. We are losing our farms at a growing pace because it’s so easily developed, and property values are skyrocketing. The current generation of farmers is aging, and new farmers often can’t afford to buy, or even lease, farmland.
BNRC helps farmers protect their lands and farm businesses. We are partnering with other organizations to develop new tools to ensure that our farms stay active and productive, and that farmers seeking access to land have the support to do so.
Together we can proect the future of Berkshire farms and farming, one farm at a time.
Imagine . . . You are 78 years old, a farmer. Your family has farmed and cared for the land for three generations with their hands, hearts, and minds. Your life is in that farm: it’s your retirement…
Berkshire farms are in a pickle. This winter, you can help. Many Berkshire farmers are aging out of their longstanding operations. And, through no fault of their own, they do not have clear…
Protecting Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg
Farmland is at risk across the United States and within the Berkshires