Farming Fundamentals Part 2: Costs of Farming

This workshop is for people who have some farming/ranching experience and are looking for affordable, secure land tenure. 

The National Young Farmers Coalition and California FarmLink are hosting this workshop to help you:

  • Understand the costs associated with acquiring farmland

  • Create a strategy for finding affordable land tenure

  • Know your financing options–conventional and grassroots methods

Presenters include Michael Parker of National Young Farmers Coalition, Iris Nolaso of California FarmLink, and Cameron Rhudy of the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Lunch will be provided as part of your registration. Please register by January 31, 2019.

A limited number of fee waivers are available upon request; please contact to request a waiver.


This workshop is the second of a 4-part FUNDAMENTALS series hosted by NYFC. In this seires, we are providing resources requested in San Diego interviews and a listening session from Spring 2018. Each workshop will build on each other so that you come out with the start of a farm business plan. Workshops will be:

  • Dec 13-14, 2018 Land and Water ($40)
  • Feb 4, 2019 Farming in Numbers — farm costs and financing ($10)
  • Mar 20, 2019 Business Entity Choice — business entity and how it affects profits, governance, and labor ($10)
  • Apr 4, 2019 Ecological Farming — financial resources and practices for implementing ecological farming ($10)

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