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 - Assessing Farmland (4/8/19)

Participants will learn how to conduct a land assessment by gathering relevant information about a land parcel, and they'll use certain criteria to evaluate a plot of land.

Click here to register for the April 8 workshop.

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Past Workshop - Leasing and Purchasing Land

This workshop was held on February 28, 2019. See the following links for the presentations from the workshop:

A video of the workshop also will be posted shortly. 

Participants learned 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 negotiationA video of the workshop will be posted shortly. 

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, 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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