Finding Farmland: Affordable Approaches to Land Access

Accessing land is one of the most complex financial decisions that you will make as a farmer. Join the National Young Farmers Coalition, Organic Growers School, and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in a workshop designed to prepare early career farmers to approach land access with confidence.

You will learn about:

  • Searching for farmland in Western North Carolina and the greater region
  • Finding help to evaluate farm properties
  • The financing process for different methods of accessing land
  • Working with a land trust
  • Financial planning using NYFC’s Finding Farmland Calculator
  • Case studies of other farmers’ paths to land access

 

When: Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 10AM-6PM

Where: Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

Cost: The training is offered at a sliding scale registration rate, from $0-$20. We will provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

If you have any questions, please email Sera at farmer-programs@organicgrowersschool.org.

Thanks to our Partners…

Sponsored by…

OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and our funding partners: USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Grant #2016-70017-25341, USDA Rural Business Development Program, Community Foundation of WNC, Polk County Community Foundation, CLIF Bar Family Foundation, New Belgium Brewing, Simply Organic 1%. Our Growth Partners (year-round program support) are: Carolina Farm Credit, French Broad Food Coop, Mountain Rose Herbs, Earth Tools, Biltmore Company, Red Moon Herbs, Living Web Farms, and Chelsea Green Publishing. Our Media Sponsors are Hendersonville Community Co-op, and WNCW.