About Landowner Help
Your land is one of your most prized possessions.
More than just a piece of real estate, it represents something deeper.
History, legacy, richness and purpose. That's why it's important for you to feel connected and invested in its care over the long-term.
But caring for land — and specifically, the health of the soil on your land — can be challenging and overwhelming. Many landowners are not soil health experts by nature.
Renting land can also be a daunting prospect in itself. A lack of good communication can lead to agreements that don’t have enough clarity or certainty to achieve shared goals. Too often, soil quality and partner relationships suffer as a result.
LANDOWNER HELP was created to bridge gaps and create better long-term results for landowners, for tenants and for the soil that they both love.
This website hosts a collection of curated resources specifically for you, the land owner.
When you feel informed and empowered, you can have better conversations with your tenants and structure a written lease designed to protect the best interests of everyone involved.
Our goal . . . Confident, secure landowners partnering with tenants with a common, mutual interest: protecting and enriching the soil for generations to come.
LANDOWER HELP emerged from a series of webinars hosted in 2020 by Steve Groff and Sarah Everhart. These webinars were part of a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Stroud Water Research designed to expand soil health education in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed region.
Conservation efforts to protect and enrich the soil have tremendous benefits extending in many directions - air, water, insects & wildlife, produce and the soil itself.
This material is based on the work supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Assistance Agreement number CB96358101) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, which promotes community-based efforts to develop conservation strategies to protect and restore the diverse natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay.
This material is based upon work supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under number #68-3A75-17-308.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the US government or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and its funding sources. Mentions of trade names of commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the US government, or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, or its funding sources.
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education: This work is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program under subaward number ENE18–151.