Farmland for the Next Generation: Land Access Training - American Farmland Trust

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Farmland for the Next Generation: Land Access Training

Success for a new generation of farmers and ranchers hinges on whether they can secure suitable land to start and expand their operations. Yet this can be a major challenge. American Farmland Trust is here to help.

Partnering with the nation’s leading experts in land access, we developed “Farmland for the Next Generation,” a comprehensive 8-part land access trainer curriculum. Our skills based approach focuses on what people need to be able to do, not just on what they need to know. It addresses three paths to land access: leasing, purchasing, and receiving land through inheritance or gift. Learn more about the project and resources for new generation land seekers and agricultural educators below.

Meet the Land Access Trainer Cohort

Land Access Trainers tested the Land Access Curriculum with famers and ranchers from across the country.

Land Access Trainers

Learn more about the project from our cohort of certified Land Access Trainers.

We continue to build on this project thanks to a new BFRDP grant Transitioning Land to a New Generation – where we will create new resources to support communication skills needed during farm and rancher transfers. This is part of many ongoing, multi-faceted partnerships with organizations committed to helping beginning producers succeed.

This project was funded by USDA and Farm Credit

“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