In my short time as the new Farmer Training Program Manager here at The Land Connection (it’s been just over a month!), I’ve been hitting the road to talk with folks and explore opportunities for best meeting the needs of our central Illinois farming community. A little over a week ago I was able to […]
Love & Farming – A Letter from Molly & Ben Oberg
by Molly Oberg, Co-Owner of Meyer Produce It was the end of June, and I was just one month into my first summer season of working on the farm. Ben and I were newlyweds, and we were both working under Jeff Meyer – the owner of the farm at the time. We were taking a […]
Things Are Happening at The Land Connection!
For the last few months, we have been working with Liberty Prairie Foundation to transition their Northeast Illinois FarmLink program into the new Illinois FarmLink. As a part of that transition, we welcomed Nathan Aaberg and Jeanne Janson to our team at The Land Connection this month, along with new Illinois FarmLink Navigator’s Kyle Reed and Noah Scalero.
Legal Issues: Resources for Farmer Educators
Do you work with farmers? Do you teach farmer training classes? Would you like to incorporate farm law into your curriculum? Farm Law is important. That’s why The Land Connection and Farm Commons have put together legal issues resources covering six main areas of farm law. Each module includes curriculum, worksheets, PowerPoints and a video. […]
Land Matters: Zoning and Leasing
Whether leasing or buying, farmers need to know the precise nature of the land and the agreement between the parties. This module discusses the legal documents that outline specific aspects of a land use agreement. Download the Curriculum Download the PowerPoint Land Matters Module: Leasing from Rachel Armstrong on Vimeo. Land Matters Module: FSA […]