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 first workshop will focus on Assessing Your Financial Readiness to Access Land. Other workshops may focus on leasing, purchasing, finding land, conducting a good land assessment, or other topics.

Introductory video

Watch our short video on land access in New Jersey to get started. 

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Workshop #1 - Assessing Your Financial Readiness to Access Land (held in collaboration with Farm Credit East)

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • NJ Department of Agriculture
  • 369 South Warren St., Trenton, NJ

Click here to register for the workshop.

 

Get ready

To get ready for the workshop, please complete the following self-assessment worksheets:

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

Please send us a copy of the worksheets by October 18, 2018 (send to gillian.armstrong@ag.nj.gov), and use the checklist to help identify and obtain the right financial documents to bring to the workshop.

For more information

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

For additional resources, also visit the Farm Link Program's leasing, access to land, and beginning farmer Resource Pages.

 

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