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VULCAN FARM (Sidney, IL) utilizes a 99-year agroforestry lease. Landowner grazes sheep in silvopasture, while lessee grow a variety of tree crops.

This workbook is for farmers and landowners who have a long-term vision for a piece of land and are willing to collaborate and commit to a lasting arrangement to make such a vision a reality. It offers an overview of legal considerations for long-term leases that address key particularities of agroforestry. While much of this Workbook is framed in the context of agroforestry, many of the issues raised are relevant for farmers & landowners who aspire to enter a long-term lease for annual crop or livestock farming. The full version of the workbook is 73 pages, while the short version is a two-page overview.

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Agroforestry Long-Term Lease Workbook

LANDOWNER RESOURCE PACKET

This resource packet compiles a wide range of agroforestry information, from overviews of basic agroforestry practices to detailed guides on how to develop long-term agroforestry leases. This guide aims to provide agricultural landowners with a basic understanding of what agroforestry is and how to make it happen on their land.

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"Agroforestry for Landowners"

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Landowner Cathe (right), agroforestry farmer Kevin (center), and Savanna Institute staff Keefe (left) after a field day at Vulcan Farm in Sidney, IL. Kevin holds a 99-year lease with Cathe for 10-acres, on which Kevin manages the tree crops and Cathe continues to graze her sheep in the alleys between tree rows. (Photo by Marie Flanagan, NCR-SARE)

Landowner Kirsten (left), tree-planting contractor Dane (center) and farmer Casey (right) rest after a long day of mechanical tree planting at Feral Farm in Palmyra, WI. Casey holds a long-term lease with Kirsten for 8-acres, on which Casey manages the tree crops and Kirsten continues to harvest hay for her cattle in the alleys between tree rows.

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