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.
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.
Join Savanna Institute, NRCS, and The Land Connection for a perennial soil health field day at Zumwalt Acres on July 19, 2023.
SAVE THE DATE! 2024 Organic Grain Conference & Trade Show is scheduled for February 7-8, 2024 at the i-Hotel in Champaign, IL. Call for Proposals is now closed. Thank you to those who have submitted! Looking to support our conference? Check out 2024 sponsorship opportunites below! Opportunities in Organics Shifting markets… Changing consumer preferences… Increased […]
This free webinar, presented by Illinois FarmLink, a program of The Land Connection, will teach you how to evaluate potential farm properties using publicly available online data tools such as county GIS systems, Web Soil Survey, FEMA Flood Mapper, and ISGS Well Mapper.