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.

For more information on this program, please contact Sera Deva, Farmer Programs Associate & Conference Coordinator at

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 Our Growth Partners (year-round program support) are: Carolina Farm Credit, Earth Tools, Biltmore Company, Buchi,  Living Web Farms, and Chelsea Green Publishing. Our Media Sponsors are Hendersonville Community Co-op, and WNCW.