The SADC, in collaboration with the American Farmland Trust, offered land access workshops for beginning farmers in 2018-2019.

The goal of the workshops was 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 following workshops were offered:


Introductory Video

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


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


Workshop - Leasing and Purchasing Land

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

Click here to watch a video of the workshop.

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 negotiation.


Workshop - Assessing Farmland

This workshop was held on April 8, 2019 (workshop flier).

Participants learned how to conduct a land assessment by gathering relevant information about a land parcel, and they used certain criteria to evaluate a plot of land.

Materials and a video from the workshop may be posted in the future. 

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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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