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.Find Farmland
Introduction to Land Tenure
These resources will help you assess your readiness to pursue land tenure and the types of opportunities available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These resources will help you understand the basic concepts of property ownership, the basic elements of a land contract, the steps in closing a deal, tax considerations and lender requirements
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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