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Farmland Protection Glossary

Farmland protection has incredible potential to shift power and wealth, and to create land access opportunities for farmers. It has been the focus of our work at Young Farmers for many years. But it is also complex. Below, we break down some commonly-used terms. To learn more about farmland protection, check out our Finding Farmland…

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Organizations Working on Land Issues

Below is an incomplete, and growing, list of organizations working on land issues across the country. We have focused on organizations that work nationally or regionally. There are hundreds more doing critically important work at the state and local levels. Many of those listed below fall in more than one category but have been placed…

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BIPOC land access, Cooperative land access, Farm transition, Farm worker land access, Farmer training, Farmland protection, Farmlinking, Financing & credit, Heirs' property, Immigration, Incubators, Indigenous land access, Leasing, Technical service

Finding Farmland Calculator – en español

Use esta calculadora para crear situaciones hipotéticas para la compra de tierras agrícolas. Puede comparar estimaciones detalladas de los costos totales, pagos mensuales y parámetros de asequibilidad, y luego descargar los resultados para tenerlos a la mano cuando se reúna con un oficial de crédito. Para comenzar, a continuación ingrese el precio de una propiedad…

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BIPOC land access, Financing & credit

Finding Farmland Course – en español

Bienvenido al Finding Farmland Course de la National Young Farmers Coalition, una ventanilla única para guiarle a través de las decisiones financieras relacionadas con el acceso a las tierras agrícolas.  Esperamos que cada participante llegue a este curso con su propia colección única de conocimientos y habilidades, lo animamos a saltar entre las lecciones para…

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BIPOC land access, Leasing

Racial Equity Toolkit

The National Young Farmers Coalition’s toolkit is a starting point. It aims to orient and incite members toward preliminary consciousness-raising and direct action. This toolkit does not detail a universally applicable pathway toward resolving pervasive racialized oppression; it is an initial resource for people who are overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of the problem,…

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BIPOC land access

Land Link Directory

Seventy-five percent of young farmers do not come from a farming background. This can make it challenging to connect with land access opportunities, which often don’t come on the formal real estate market. Young Farmers has compiled a list of organizations around the country that work to help facilitate connections between landowners and land seekers….

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BIPOC land access, Farmlinking

Finding Farmland Course

Buying or leasing farmland may be one of the biggest investments you will make in your career, but it can be incredibly risky, complex, or out of reach entirely. To help you understand your options and navigate the process, the National Young Farmers Coalition has created the Finding Farmland Course, a free, online resource, available in Spanish…

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Financing & credit, Leasing, Technical service

Finding Farmland Calculator

The Finding Farmland Calculator is a unique mortgage calculator designed to teach farmers about their financing options and creditworthiness when buying farmland. Build one or more purchase scenarios, then compare the total costs, monthly payments, and your scores on several financial ratios. Download the results to have on hand when meeting with a loan officer….

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Financing & credit

Working with Michigan’s Land Conservancies

In 2015, the National Young Farmers Coalition’s published Finding Farmland: A Farmer’s Guide to Working with Land Trusts. As Finding Farmland was written for a national audience, Heart of the Lakes, the state association of Michigan’s land trusts, approached Young Farmers with the idea of producing a companion piece that farmers might find helpful when…

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Farmland protection

Conservation & Farm Viability

This series of five fact sheets published in 2016, was written for land conservation organizations that want to address farm viability and create pathways to land access for farmers. Each fact sheet provides an overview of a different strategy for incorporating farm viability and affordable farmland access work into land conservation along with short case…

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