Our mission

The mission of American Farmland Trust is to stop the loss of productive farmland and to promote farming practices that lead to a healthy environment.

American Farmland Trust is committed to protecting the nation’s best farm and ranch land and improving the economic viability of agriculture. During the past 25 years, AFT helped to stimulate the creation of 27 state-level farmland protection programs, as well as countless local ordinances and programs that give landowners the tools they need to keep their land in farming. We’ve been the catalyst for unprecedented levels of funding for federal programs that protect farmland and improve the environment.

AFT works with federal, state and local leaders and communities to develop legislation, implement policies and execute programs that keep farmers on their land and protect our environment.