Find a variety of hand-picked helpful tools and information to dig deeper.
The links below are a collection of original on-site resources as well as external sites with their own practical aids.
The most central, essential and core concepts to understand, providing solid rationale for all decision-making about the land that you own.
How do you have those important conversations with current or potential tenants?
These are some of the top questions that we hear around this discussion.
Farmland is crucial to agriculture, yet leasing land can be complex. Access lease templates on the Agriculture Law Education Initiative’s site to help you get started.
Agricultural Conservation Leasing Guide
Move from handshake deals to solid, structured written leases for the well-being off everyone involved.
This work is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number ENE18-151.
This new network of soil health professionals is dedicated to enriching the soil across the state of Pennsylvania. Gain more learning and connections from these partners and their resources.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Healthy Soils Program
This program aims to advance the adoption of conservation practices that improve the health, yield, and profitability of soils, and increase its biological activity and carbon sequestration capacity. Discover the growing efforts to support farmers and landowners in achieving soil health goals.
The Coalition seeks to increase communication among soil health experts and practitioners, increase shared knowledge of the science and practices of healthy soils, support farmers in their efforts to build healthy soils, and educate decision-makers and the public about healthy soils.
While Landowner Help is curated and focused mainly on the Mid-Atlantic region, there are other very helpful resources that you may find valuable.
Best-in-class conservation resources. This page features articles for Landowners and Farmers.
The Farmland Information Center
The nation’s largest online collection for information on farm and ranch land protection and stewardship. We found this page about On-Farm Conservation particularly helpful.
Farmland Access is a resource that allows farmers and landowners to affordably access, transfer and conserve farmland.