The Land Connection along with the Illinois Farm Bureau invites you to join us at Curtis Orchard in Champaign to explore what planning for agritourism in Illinois looks like, where it could grow and what you need to know to get there.
The purpose of the mentorship program is to support seasoned conventional farmers (folks with many years of conventional row crop experience) as they transition portions of their acreage into organic production. The goal is to connect those farmers with other experienced farmers who have previously transitioned some of their land into organic practices who can act as mentors and support for farmers so they don’t need to go on this journey alone.
Looking to take the next step for your farmland dreams? This free introduction to farmland access will introduce you to the basics of finding and securing a land arrangement that makes sense for you. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to evaluate your farmland needs, be efficient in your search, and assess land opportunities.
Join American Farmland Trust and Illinois FarmLink, a program of The Land Connection, partners, and farm families to learn how to approach the farm succession process and secure the future of your farmland.
The online Farm Dreams workshop series will be held over three consecutive Mondays in October (17, 24 and 31) from 6-8 pm. Each session will include exercises and guided discussion to help aspiring farmers assess their skills and resources, and provide direction for next steps in building a farm business.
The Land Connection and Common Ground Food Cooperative have partnered again for a new class series teaching how to incorporate local herbs in everyday, useful ways.