Farm Transfer & Access to Land Resources

Whether you’re looking for land or trying to transfer your land or business, Rogue Farm Corps has gathered a few key resources in four western states to help you in your process.  There are many great resources out there, we couldn’t list them all, but we have included organizations that can help you with business and succession planning, working land conservation easements,* and land linking programs.**  

click on your state to find resources available to you or scroll down for region-wide resources.

Read about creative ways that farmers and ranchers are transferring their businesses to the next generation, and about beginning farmers and ranchers who are trained and ready to run an operation in our Story Series (also published in the Capital Press).

Contact Rogue Farm Corps’ Farm Preservation Program Director Nellie McAdams with any questions: 541-951-5105.


regionally

Business and Succession Planning

Ag Risk + Farm Management Library
Resources on various farm risks

Farmland Access Legal Toolkit
Explains legal arrangements that provide more affordable and equitable farmland access

Farmland Information Center
A host of resources on farmland transfer and farmland access

Farm Commons
Low-cost legal services, webinars, and resources on all farm business topics

Finding Farmland Calculator
Build scenarios for purchasing farmland. You can compare detailed estimates of total costs, monthly payments and affordability metrics, then download the results to have on hand when meeting with a loan officer

Lease and Sales Handout
Information on how to work with a realtor, find and analyze farmland for lease or sale, ideas on collective farmland management, and how to create a lease.

Land for Good
Offers toolboxes for Farm Transfer Planning, Farm Seekers, Land Leasing, and more, with helpful guides and forms.

Northwest Farm Credit Services
Offers videos, guides, workshops, retreats, and individual counseling for farm succession planning.

SCORE
Connects entrepreneurs to retired professionals for free business counseling

Finding and Offering Land

Capital Press Marketplace
Includes real estate listings

Finding Farmland Calculator
A tool to build financing scenarios for purchasing land.

The Land Connection
A national landlink

Land Preservation

American Farmland Trust
AFT’s Pacific Northwest and California offices can connect you to working land easement holders.


CALIFORNIA

Business and Succession Planning

California Bar Referral Service
Connect to attorneys, including estate planners, in your area

California Farm Link
Offers workshops and counseling on farm succession planning

California Small Business Development Center Network
Offers entrepreneurs professional consulting, supplemented by low-cost or free seminars and conferences.

Kitchen Table Advisors
Provides business and financial advising to sustainable farms

University of California’s Small Farms Program
Offers resources on farm business planning and labor.

Finding and Offering Land

California Farm Link
Not only California’s landlink program, but also a resource hub for starting to farm, getting a loan, accessing land, business management and more.

Land Preservation

California Council of Land Trusts
Includes a map of land trusts throughout the state that hold conservation easements.  Some hold working land easements that allow continued farming or ranching.

idaho

Business and Succession Planning

Cultivating Success
A free, lunchtime webinar series with recorded webinars on accessing land, access to capital and more.

Idaho Bar Referral Service
Connect to attorneys, including estate planners, in your area.

Idaho Extension’s Cultivating Success Program
Offers a variety of educational programming, including courses, workshops, webinars, and on-farm learning.

Idaho Small Business Development Center Network
Offers no-cost and confidential consulting and affordable trainings to small businesses throughout Idaho.

Finding and Offering Land

Idaho Farm Link
Managed by Cultivating Success, which also offers resources on business planning, financing, finding farmland, marketing, sustainable livestock and crop production, and more.

Land Preservation

Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts
Represents land trusts throughout the state that hold conservation easements.  Some hold working land easements that allow continued farming or ranching.



oregon

Business and Succession Planning

Austin Family Business Program
A program of OSU, Austin offers group learning opportunities and a list of ag professionals like attorneys and more.

Chemeketa Community College
The Agribusiness Program offers courses and business counseling, and their Microenterprise Resources Initiative and Training (MERIT) program trains Hispanic and other entrepreneurs in the Woodburn area.

Oregon Bar Referral Service
Connect to attorneys, including estate planners, in your area.

Oregon Small Business Development Center Network
Offers one-on-one business training for small businesses, including farms, at community colleges around the state. Small Business Management program students create a business/succession plan.

Oregon State University Extension
Offers training on succession planning through the Ties to the Land program, whole farm management training via Growing Farms, and education and resources through the Small Farm Program.

Finding and Offering Land

Oregon FarmLink
Managed by Friends of Family Farmers, Oregon Farm Link also offers resources on succession planning, ag leases, business planning, financing, grants, and certifications.

Land Preservation

Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts
Includes a map of land trusts throughout the state that hold conservation easements.  Some hold working land easements that allow continued farming or ranching.



Washington

Business and Succession Planning

Washington Bar Referral Service
Connect to attorneys, including estate planners, in your area.

Washington Small Business Development Center
Provides in-depth, confidential, no cost customized one-on one business advising, business training and advisor assisted market intelligence.

Washington State University Small Farms Extension
Provides extensive resources on accessing land, business planning, and more.

Finding and Offering Land

Farm to Farmer
Managed by PCC Farmland Trust

Farmers to Farmland
Managed by Whidbey Conservation District and San Juan Islands Ag Guild

Farmland Network
Managed by SnoValley Tilth

Jefferson Land Works
Also actively working with farmers to find land opportunities

South Sound FarmLink
Managed by Thurston Conservation District

Washington FarmLink
Managed by Tilth Alliance

Land Preservation

Skagit County Farmland Legacy Program
The program purchases agricultural easements on Skagit farmland, and works to support policies, programs, and plans that enhance the protection of farmland.

Washington Association of Conservation Districts
Washington Conservation Districts may hold conservation easements, including those that allow continued farming or ranching.

Washington Association of Land Trusts
Includes a map of land trusts throughout the state that hold conservation easements.  Some hold working land easements that allow continued farming or ranching

Washington Office of Farmland Preservation
Supports agricultural conservation easements and offers resources on farmland transfer planning


* “Working land conservation easements” are voluntary agreements between a landowner and land trust or conservation district to preserve the land for agriculture forever in exchange for cash or tax breaks. They can be helpful in business expansion or succession planning, making the land more accessible to beginning farmers and ranchers.


**Landlinking” programs are a place for landholders and landseekers to connect for leases, farm partnerships, or sale of farmland.  Reach out to landlink staff if you have questions about how to create a post or connect with people on the site.