Helping farmers and landowners affordably access, transfer, and conserve farmland.

Leasing
Discover how farm leasing can help new farmers access land and build equity.
Access
Explore creative arrangements for making farmland access more affordable.
Transfer
Understand methods and strategies for transferring a farm to the next generation.

Farmer Spotlights

This toolkit includes farm case studies to illustrate innovative models of farmland access, farm transfer, and the strategic use of conservation tools to enhance the affordability of farm access and transfer, and to keep farmland in farming.

Learn about lawyers around the country who focus on farming and food law.

About This Site
This toolkit explains legal arrangements that provide farmers more affordable and equitable farmland access and help landowners balance earning income for retirement with making their land affordable to the next generation of farmers, and makes useful information available to farmer and landowner advocates.
Our Partners
This project is funded by the National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is a collaboration among the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC, and Heyman Legal.