Letter: South County farms are at risk

The Independent on Jun 9, 2016

Letter: South County farms are at risk

Thanks to the Rhode Island Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grant program, which is funded by the state and private foundations, Rhode Island is starting to address the first need. Last month, the Rhode Island Land Trust Council was awarded just under $20,000 to “improve farmland access and transfer in Rhode Island.” We are fortunate to have multiple resources assisting with the second need – including the University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension and the Young Farmer Network of Rhode Island.