If you are a farmer seeking land or a service provider who assists with farmland access, you know how confusing it can be to consider all the financial options available to help you get started. The National Young Farmers Coalition has built a free tool to guide farmers through financial decision making related to land access: the Finding Farmland Calculator (findingfarmland.org).
In this workshop, Mike Parker will break down beginning farmers’ financing options and lead a demonstration of the Finding Farmland Calculator, a tool designed for farmers to build farmland purchasing scenarios, compare detailed cost estimates and affordability metrics, and download results to prepare for meetings with lenders.
A light dinner will be served at 6:00pm with the training beginning at 6:30pm.
We 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.