Land Matters Resources
From writing a farmland lease agreement, to entering a land contract, to receiving a gift or loan to purchase farmland and more, find tip sheets, checklists, models, guides, and multi-media materials for securing stable access to farmland here.
Start with these materials if you want to learn the essentials on leasing and/or purchasing farmland, quickly. The podcast on leases explains how written leases can prevent fiascos. If you’re concerned your lease will end early, check out the lease termination tip sheet for tips on protecting your interests. The introductory resources on farmland purchasing offer creative options for finding money to purchase farmland. Or, browse them all!
Choose from resources that explore land matters in detail. The resources on leases include stories from real farmers as well as detailed information on long-term leases and drafting and negotiation strategies. Farmers who like to study the details before making a decision will appreciate these, as well as farmers who have detailed questions about leases or particular types of farmland financing options.
Find answers to specific questions or learn more about particular scenarios in these resources. The resources on land purchasing include comprehensive information on different ways farmers can purchase farmland, including land contracts, seller financing, loans and gifts, and more.