Preserving our landscape.

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Protecting our waterways.


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To preserve and steward the beautiful, productive farmland of Lancaster County that reflects our heritage, supports our economy, protects our environment, nourishes our health, and enhances our quality of life.

Land Worth Preserving

Once our precious farmland is paved over, we can never get it back. That's why it's so critical to preserve the valuable acres we have left.

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Protecting Natural Resources

Our promise to our landowners and our community is to preserve and protect land and water.


Making a
Lasting Impact

By preserving farmland, we are investing in our community and shaping the future in a very real and positive way.


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Together, For the Land

October 21, 2020

In place of our Annual Dinner & Silent Auction, we’ll be hosting a virtual event anyone can attend! Join us on October 21st from 7-8 pm for a night of celebrating farmland and the future of agriculture in Lancaster County. More information coming soon.  

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Water Week Trivia Night (at home)

August 11, 2020

Test your knowledge during Water Week with a farming- and water-themed trivia night. You probably know that agriculture and water quality are linked. But do you know the average size of a Lancaster County farm? Or the name of the farmer who holds the first conservation easement with LFT and is a former pro-baseball player? […]

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You can help to shape our future by protecting the farmland that sustains our community.

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Lancaster County farmland is threatened...


acres of farmland are lost to development each year


acres of land are unprotected and at risk of being developed


population increase over the next 20 years

Become a partner to help protect and steward the valuable acres that remain in Lancaster County.

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An Important Note

Lancaster Farmland Trust’s office building will be open to a limited number of staff members beginning Monday, June 8th. Visits from non-staff persons are not permitted at this time.

Our entire staff remains available to farmers and our community by phone and email. If you want to contact our team, you can find individual emails on our “staff” page, or you can email us at

We are united with you and are in it for the long haul, focusing on supporting our farmers and our community. We depend on your support. If you are able, please consider making a donation now.


For those of you who have already given, we can’t thank you enough.