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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.

Plant SaleMay 15th, 2019

The Seed Farm, 5854 Vera Cruz Rd., Emmaus, PA 18049       Didn't have a chance to make it out to the Plant Sale last weekend?Or maybe you got all of your plants in the ground,&nbs

CSA Workshare ProgramMarch 6th, 2019

Announcing The Seed Farm's 2019 CSA Workshare Program Join our team in 2019 by taking part in the CSA Workshare Program! In exchange for working 3-4 hours per week between June and October, you

Make a DonationMarch 6th, 2019

and Help Grow the Next Generation of Farmers! Starting a new farm requires an incredible amount of money and know-how; and it is full of unexpected challenges. By providing new farmers with training,

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