Find resources and tools to implement conservation practices on your land, protect your land from development, transfer your land to the next generation, and lease land to agricultural producers. New farmers can browse guides on how to evaluate and find land, and how to access capital to begin or expand your farm operation.
Farmers and Beginning Farmers
We compiled resources to inform decisions about owning or leasing farm and ranch land, descriptions of programs that help connect farmers with land, and information about how to work with private conservation organizations and public agencies.Find Farmland
Access to capital is critical to beginning farmers and ranchers. Farming requires money for purchases such as land, buildings, fences, tractors and seed. There are many opportunities for securing capital–most in the form of loans. The information on this page identifies key lenders and resources to help you prepare for the application process.Find Capital
Retain and Improve Rented Land
Gaining access to affordable land is one of the most significant challenges faced by farmers. Leasing land is often the easiest way to start or expand your farm. If you do rent land here you will find resources that can help you develop a trusted relationship with your landowner, start the conversation about new practices, and create a better lease—all of which provide you with land security and profitability while also protecting your landowner’s assets.Retain and Improve Rented Land
Find resources and tools to improve on-farm conservation, protect your land from development, transfer your land to the next generation, or lease land to agricultural producers.Landowners