FINDING FARMLAND: Affordable Approaches to Land Access – Mills River, NC


Accessing land is one of the most complex financial decisions that you will make as a farmer. Join NYFC, Organic Growers School, and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in a workshop designed to prepare early career farmers to approach land access with confidence.

You will learn about:

  • Searching for farmland in Western North Carolina and the greater region
  • Evaluating farmland for appropriate use
  • Financing and affordability tools for beginning farmers
  • Working with a land trust
  • Financial planning and using NYFC’s Finding Farmland Calculator
  • Case studies of other farmers’ paths to land access

The training is offered at a sliding scale registration rate. We will provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

We also ask all participants to complete our pre- and post-surveys to help us improve our work.



This project is supported by a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through its Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, #2016-70017-25499.

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