Land Access Training Curriculum - American Farmland Trust

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Land Access Training Curriculum

Looking for resources to help farmers and ranchers find land?

Curriculum Resources

Click the links below to learn more about using a performance based curriculum. Get to know the curriculum with the Course Outcome Summary and Training Manual. View our Land Access Resources page for teaching materials.

Farmland for the Next Generation: Land Access Training Curriculum was developed to help beginning farmers and ranchers make good land access decisions and gain core skills they need to find and secure land.


It is structured around a series of eight Modules:
  • Introduction to Land Tenure
  • Financial Assessment
  • Land Access Options
  • Finding Land
  • Land Assessment
  • Leasing Land
  • Purchasing Land
  • Succession Planning
Worksheets and information sheets for farmers and ranchers can be found on our Land Access Resources page.

Contact us at if you would like access to the full curriculum, which includes presentations and learning plans. You can also join community platform to connect with other educators.

Land Access Trainer Networking Calls

Watch the conversation archives below to hear timeless conversations on land access challenges and solutions.

Farmland for the Next Generation” was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Award # 2015-70017-23901. Special thanks also to the Farm Credit Contributions Program, Farm Credit East, Farm Credit-Mid America, and the members of American Farmland Trust for their generous cash and in-kind contributions.



Learn more about AFT's Land Access and Transfer Strategies

Farms for a New Generation is a national initiative that supports new and next generation farmers and ranchers to gain access to land, steward it well, and succeed in agriculture. Through trainings, partnerships, and research we engage farmers, ranchers, agricultural land holders, and the specialists that support them.

Contact the FNG team