- Direct land protection (farmland securement) through farmland easement agreements and land donations;
- Policy development for improved farmland protection; and
- Research and education to advance farmland protection and related policy development
OFT actively protects farmland by working directly with landowners who have a desire to see their farms permanently protected for agriculture. We offer both landowners and community groups tools, such as farmland easement agreements, that can be used to protect individual properties of value to them.
OFT also assists in raising awareness of the impacts of farmland loss, the need for greater farmland preservation and the importance of land stewardship. We provide ongoing volunteer and learning opportunities and encourage collaboration among diverse stakeholders, including farmers, local food groups, land use planners, health advocates and government.