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Land Access Resources

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AFT's Farmland Information Center has compiled step by step resources for farmers and ranchers looking for land. From getting started to purchasing land, we provide information, checklists, worksheets, and contacts to support you along the way.

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Introduction to Land Tenure

Financial Assessment

These resources will help you assess your personal and business goals, assess your financial position, and develop a balance sheet and budget.

Land Access Options

These resources will help you evaluate land access options and determine which are most appropriate for your situation based on your personal and farm/ranch business goals.

Finding Land

These resources will help you explore ways to find suitable land for farming or ranching, refine your land requirements, and develop a plan for finding land.

Land Assessment

These resources will help you learn how to conduct a site assessment to determine the suitability of a parcel of land for farming and ranching.

Leasing Land

These resources will help you compare different types of leases, interpret lease terms and assess landowner requirements, and determine if a leasing arrangement aligns with your personal and business goals.

Succession Planning

These resources will help you understand potential inheritance, suitability of the property for your farm/ranch operation, transfer mechanisms, and the legal and financial considerations of accepting gifts or inheriting a farm or ranch.

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