Access Tools

Creative Leasing
Use a lease to access otherwise unaffordable land or build equity.
LLCs
Gradually access land with low up-front costs and built-in flexibility.
Collaborative Farming
Farmers can pool resources for mutual benefit.
Conservation Easements
Raise funds, provide access for new farmers, and protect farmland.
Affirmative Agricultural Easements
Keep the land in farming and owned by farmers.
OPAVs
A new way to raise funds and make farmland more affordable.
Property Tax
Find out how your state lowers property taxes for active farm operations.
Land Trusts
Sell or donate conservation easements and protect farmland.
Federal Conservation Programs
Funding linked to on-farm conservation.
Veterans Programs
Financial and educational support for veterans who want to become farmers.