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 following workshops have been offered so far:

 

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 negotiationA video of the workshop will be posted in the future. 

 

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'll use certain criteria to evaluate a plot of land.

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

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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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