Locals Farms and Food
Well-managed farms and associated woodlands enhance our communities by producing food, wood products, and other crops; by sustaining rural agricultural economies; and by providing clean water, wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, and educational opportunities. Local farms also supply fresh food to local markets. Yet, farms and their heritage are vanishing from our landscape; once gone, they are unlikely to return.
TLC supports local farms and food by
• working with farm owners to protect their land so they can stay in business
• requiring conservation plans on all TLC-protected farms
• providing opportunities for education, research, and food, crop, and timber production on TLC-owner farmland
• encouraging and helping partner organizations protect farmland that may be used for these activities.
"I just really love the outdoors. For me, it’s the belief in something bigger than myself and also having the ability to leave a legacy, because this is all we’ve got."