welcome to the farmland access hub

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who is the farmland access hub 

The Farmland Access Hub is a consortium of partners including non-profits, government agencies, local companies, and private citizens dedicated to assisting beginning farmers with their quest for land tenure. By bringing together this large group we can make a greater impact on land tenure in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin by:

  • pooling resources and knowledge,
  • identify beginning farmers in need of assistance,
  • providing financial and technical resources,
  • to aid in a search for land tenure, and
  • search and discovery of suitable farmland.

the Farmland Access Navigators:

helping beginning farmers be better prepared to search for and acquire farmland tenure!

Knowing how to farm and having a foundational understanding of farm finances does not translate into a new farmer being able to find, afford and secure land. To address the farmland access challenges facing beginning farmers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. We offer services that assist new, resource-limited farmers in developing an access plan that includes:

  • clarifying goals,
  • identifying priorities for suitable farmland,
  • understanding available financing,
  • reviewing personal financial readiness, 
  • assessing technical and practical farming skills readiness,
  • understanding elements of good and equitable farmland leases,
  • reviewing the suitability of specific farms, and
  • providing specialized knowledge, expertise, and connections to professionals for further assistance.

These resources are offered as:

  • workshops,
  • webinars, and
  • one-on-one coaching with Farmland Access Navigators,
  • technical assistance from advisors

Our technical advisors include attorneys, real estate professionals, financial experts, and seasoned farmers.


ready to begin your farmland access journey? Click here to fill out our intake form


learn more about Farmland Access Navigators:

None IOWA

Hannah Breckbill, Decorah, IA

Amber Mohr, Avoca, IA

Monika Owczarski, Des Moines, IA

Corbin Scholz, Iowa City, IA

MINNESOTA

Aaron Blyth, Saint Paul, MN

Katie Kubovcik, Saint Paul, MN

Moses Momanyi, Cambridge, MN

Brett Olson, Zumbro Falls, MN

Xiong Thao, Falcon Heights, MN

WISCONSIN

Nicholas Leete, Madison, WI

Nou Thao, Madison, WI

Bonnie Westphal, Colfax, WI

 


the farmland access hub is a partnership between:

Renewing the CountrysideCompeer FinancialThe Conservation FundDakota CountyFarmers’ Legal Action GroupThe Good AcreHmong American Farmers AssociationIroquois Valley FarmsLakewinds Food Co-opLand for GoodLand Stewardship Project, Sharing Our RootsMidwest Organic and Sustainable Education ServiceMinnesota Department of AgricultureMinnesota Farmers UnionMinnesota Food AssociationThe Food GroupMinnesota Institute for Sustainable AgriculturePractical Farmers of IowaSustainable Farming AssociationTwin Cities Community Agricultural Land TrustUniversity of Minnesota Extension

visit our partners page for more information and contacts.


additional resources and information about the farmland access project, hub, and navigators

trainings

Sign up for a land access workshop or webinar  

groups

Join the Farmland Access Discussion Group List

personalized assistance

Learn more about one-on-one guidance from our above Farmland Access Navigators

resources

Visit our resources page

farmland access hub members

Visit our partners page

finding farmland in the metro

Zoom Video Link HERE 

have farmland you'd like to sell or rent? Email us!

While the Farmland Access Hub is not a listing place for farmland (please see resources page for some in IA, MN, and WI), we do find it helpful to hear about farmland that may not be showing up on those pages listed. Farmland Access Navigators do refer to the listings on the resource pages often, but we know there are many other places where suitable farms are listed.

 


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For general information about this project, contact:
Jan Joannides
Renewing the Countryside
612.251.7304
[email protected]

 

 

The Land Access Hub is supported by NIFA, USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture