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Additional Resources

FARMER-LANDOWNER MATCHING SITES

 

LAND LEASES

Agroforestry Long-Term Lease Workbook - Farm Commons

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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The Landowner’s Guide to Sustainable Farm Leasing – Drake University Agricultural Law Center, Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure Initiative. Topics include:

  • Basics of sustainability, farm leases
  • Determining priorities
  • Talking to your tenant: terms and concepts, understanding the tenant’s perspective, social dimensions of landlord-tenant relationship, finding the right tenant, keeping the right tenant.
  • Farm Leases, Sustainability, and the Law
  • Key Considerations for a Sustainable Farm Lease Agreement

Land Access Spotlights

There are many possible pathways to access land for agroforestry, each with its own opportunities and challenges.

View or download our free Land Access Spotlights to see examples of existing agroforestry land access partnerships!

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Feral Farm is a 10-acre chestnut alley cropping operation located on land leased from a 290-acre grass-based grazing farm in Wisconsin. The operation and business model shifted since to focus on chestnuts to accommodate changes in the farmer’s lifestyle, including moving over 200 miles away.

 

Greg and Jan Judy own Green Pastures Farm, a grazing operation in Missouri that includes sixteen 16 separate properties; twelve of these properties are leased. Green Pastures Farm’s primary products are grass fed and finished beef, hair sheep, timber, and log-grown mushrooms.

 

Main Street Project (MSP) is a 501(c)(3) non-prot organization focused on developing programs to increase skills, income, and job access for Latinx immigrants working in the low-wage agricultural and food industries.

 

Midwest Agroforestry Solutions, founded by Kevin Wolz in 2013, establishes agroforestry-focused farms in the Midwest USA. The company currently has two farms, Vulcan Farm and Saturn Farm, both under long-term leases; each farm has distinct lease structures, operations, and goals.

 

The Silverwood Park Demonstration Farm, designed and

managed in partnership between the Savanna Institute, Friends of Silverwood Park and a local organic row crop farmer, sits on farmland donated to Dane County with explicit instructions that it would remain actively farmed and provide a space for agricultural education.

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