As part of the American Farmland Trust's Farmland for the Next Generation project, beginning farmers seeking land will gain hands-on experience assessing the suitability of a parcel of land for a farm operation. Learn why land assessment is important and key considerations for conducting a land search, including location, natural resources, infrastructure, land use and management, current use rights, adjoining land use, and taxes. Learn from a beginning farmer and Farm Credit Mid-America appraiser about the appraisal process and common issues beginning farmers face. Participants will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about conservation easements with Tecumseh Land Trust, and will have an opportunity to walk the farmland of Agraria, a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, to observe the land assessment process from a distinguished grassland conservationist. There will be a public tour of Agraria following the workshop at 1PM.
Cost of the workshop is $25 and pre-registration is required by June 18th.