Land Access Hacks


Workshop audio recordings from the 2014 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Grant Schultz, VersaLand Farm, and Karen Stettler, Land Stewardship Project
Saturday I – 8:30 a.m.
Affordable and secure access to land for farming can be a challenge for beginning farmers. This workshop will cover locating and negotiating around land to make your farm dreams materialize. Learn how to rent, buy or borrow land for your farm via conventional and unconventional means. Learn to lease or buy land like a professional, get info on the inner workings of free money resources including low-interest FSA loans and USDA grants. Explore financial “hacks” including localized investment, crowdfunding, Slow Money, pre-selling contracts and other innovative financing strategies. Opportunity for individual planning will be incorporated into this workshop.