Purdue Extension hosting workshop for next generation of farmland seekers

INDIANA — Purdue Extension’s Farmland for the Next Generation program is designed to help attendees achieve their land acquisition goals.

The five-session virtual interactive series will address three paths to land access: leasing, purchasing, and receiving land through inheritance or gift. It uses a skills-based approach that focuses on what people need to be able to do, not just on what they need to know. The series will be offered from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. ET  Monday evenings from Feb. 21 through March 21. 

Purdue Extension Educators and industry professionals will present on a variety of topics including:

  • Financial readiness.
  • Paths to land access.
  • Finding farmland.
  • Assessing farmland suitability.

The registration fee is $50. Individuals can sign up online by Feb. 14. For more information, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact Kathryn Weiss at 219-285-8620 ext. 2800 or weiss44@purdue.edu.

The curriculum was created by the American Farmland Trust, supported by a four-year Educational Enhancement grant from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development program. The program is sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America.

INFORMATION Abby Leeds, mayer36@purdue.edu

Source: Jenna Nees, smith535@purdue.edu

Agricultural Communications: 765-494-8415; Maureen Manier, Department Head, mmanier@purdue.edu