The SADC, in collaboration with the American Farmland Trust, is offering land access workshops for beginning farmers.

The goal of the workshops is to help next-generation farmers determine their readiness to access land, understand land tenure options, and conduct good site evalutations when looking for land. The next workshop (2/28/19) will focus on Leasing and Purchasing Land. The previous workshop (10/25/18) focused on Assessing Your Financial Readiness to Access Land. Future workshops may focus on finding land, conducting a good land assessment, or other topics.

Upcoming Workshop - Leasing and Purchasing Land (2/28/19)

Register now for the SADC's "Leasing and Purchasing Land" workshop:

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • NJ Department of Agriculture
  • 369 South Warren St., Trenton, NJ

Participants will learn about the elements of a good lease and what to consider when leasing; review purchasing options; identify the steps in securing a lease or purchasing land; and practice strategies for successful negotiation
Click here to register.

Past Workshop - Assessing Your Financial Readiness to Access Land

This workshop was held on October 25, 2018 in collaboration with Farm Credit East.

  • See the following land-access self-assessment worksheets from the workshop:

    • Personal and Business Goals worksheet - PDFWord
    • Land Tenure Readiness worksheet - PDFWord
    • Financial Documents checklist - PDFWord
Introductory video

Watch our short video to review land access in New Jersey.

For more information

Please contact the SADC at (609) 984-2504 or sadc@ag.nj.gov, and read the press release about the first workshop, for more information.

For additional resources, visit the Farm Link Program's Leasing, Access to land, and Beginning farmer Resource Pages.

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