|The Conservation Agriculture Resource Team (CART-Coffelt) was formed at the request of the San Juan County Land Bank Commission to assess and develop recommendations for future farm operations at Coffelt Farm Preserve. The team consists of thirteen members including representatives from local agricultural agencies, stakeholders, and members of the farming community.Currently Coffelt Farm Preserve is being leased and managed by Lum Farm. Their short term lease to December of 2021 is designed as an interim period to facilitate the CART process and to make critical infrastructure and utility improvements. It is anticipated that CART will submit recommendations to the Land Bank in early 2021. This input will then help inform a Request for Proposals (RFP) and ultimately a long-term farm lease.In order to better understand community priorities for Coffelt Farm, CART is currently seeking county-wide public input on agricultural activities, and has developed the survey linked below to aid in the process. This input will help inform recommendations on future farm operations at Coffelt Farm Preserve within the context of the Land Bank Stewardship Management Plan, the existing San Juan Preservation Trust Conservation Easement and relevant regulations.
For more information contact Charlie Behnke, San Juan County Land Bank Agriculture Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your responses by August 17th