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Land Access Resources

These resources are from “Farmland for the Next Generation: Land Access Training Curriculum. They are designed for beginning farmers and ranchers who are ready to acquire a more secure land tenure situation. Each section is designed to walk first-time land seekers through different phases of their land search.  For each section you will find an overview, resource list, sample documents, and practice worksheets.

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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