Land Access Training Curriculum - American Farmland Trust

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Land Access Training Curriculum

Looking for resources to help farmers and ranchers find and secure land?

Curriculum Resources

Click on the links below to learn how to use the Land Access Training Curriculum. Get to know the curriculum with the Course Outcome Summary. 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 from this curriculum can be found on our Land Access Resources page.
We host additional curriculum resources for educators in an online community platform, where you can find accompanying PowerPoint presentations, teacher and student learning plans.  The community platform is also a place to connect with other practitioners. 
If you would like access to the community platform, please contact us at

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.