As land trusts and public Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) programs expand their programing to address farmland access and affordability, more are looking to tools that restrict the resale of protected agricultural land in some way. Come join us in a lively discussion about Options to Purchase at Agricultural Value (also known as Preemptive Purchase Rights) and two new tools being pioneered to keep protected land available for farmers and ranchers. These include Resale Purchase Limits, a new approach being pioneered by the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, and an Affordability Easement Overlay that American Farmland Trust developed for a recent project. We’ll compare the merits of the three approaches and how they have been received by lenders and landowners. We’ll discuss issues around valuation and appraisals and will consider how well these tools are working to keep farmland affordable and in active agricultural use.