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Farmland Access

Information for Beginning Farmers on Accessing Land

Accessing farmland can be a challenge for beginning farmers, especially in areas like the Lehigh Valley, where development pressure can lead to higher property values and farmland prices.

If you are interested in leasing or purchasing farmland, we recommend that you contact Pennsylvania FarmLink for helpful resources and a database of nearby farmland for sale or lease.

The Lehigh County Department of Agricultural Land Preservation works to protect our farmland for future generations of farmers by purchasing conservation easements on eligible farm properties, ensuring that the land can only be used for farming.

Additional resources:

ATTRA - a National Sustainable Agriculture Assistance Program - has published Finding Land to Farm: Six Ways to Secure Farmland, available in digital or printed form. Click here to download or purchase.

This New Farmer Toolbox, created by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Focuses on land access, capital/credit/infrastructure, business planning, and marketing.

The USDA's Start Farming website contains a "Farmers Seeking Land" section, offering help in locating and financing available farmland. 

Land for Good's website has a wealth of information for land seekers.

Ag Lease 101 helps both land owners and land operators learn about alternative lease arrangements and includes sample written lease agreements for several alternatives.

Farm-to-Feast DinnerNovember 1st, 2018

 Our 8th annual fundraising gala dinner, Farm-to-Feast Dinner & Auction has been rescheduled! It will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 4-8 P.M. (plus a VIP cocktail hour from 3-

FSMA Produce Grower Certification Training on 9/28/2018September 6th, 2018

WHEN Fri, September 28, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM WHERE Northampton Community College Alumni Hall-130a-d 3835 Green Pond Road Bethlehem, PA 18020 COST$30 per person You will receive a workbook wort

Beginning Farmer Workshop on 9/14/2018August 24th, 2018

Professionals in the agricultural industry will provide valuable information on important topics such as business planning & accounting, proper lease documents, loan programs and much more! A pane

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5854 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049

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Lehigh County Ag Center 4184 Dorney Park Road Suite107 Allentown, PA, 18104

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