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Film screening and panel at MIT on preserving farms

On April 4, 2013 Executive Director Jim Oldham joined filmmaker Chuck Schultz and others at MIT in Cambridge, MA, for a screening and discussion of The Last Crop, a film-in-progress sharing the story of Jeff and Annie Main and their efforts to permanently protect their Good Humus Farm in California’s Central Valley. Equity Trust has supported this effort for years, as a fiscal agent accepting donations to purchase an agricultural conservation easement, as a lender financing the construction of a farmhouse on the property, and as an advisor in the development of an easement designed to preserve the working farm and ensure its affordability to future farmers. You can see a trailer for The Last Crop here, and you can read more about the Main’s efforts to permanently preserve their farm here.

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