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February 26, 2021 | Farmland Seeking Tips, Good Resources

You don’t want to take purchasing farmland lightly. If the initial investment isn’t a daunting enough commitment of your financial resources, think…

February 26, 2021 | Farmland Seeking Tips

When searching for farmland, or managing your existing farmland, you want to use every tool at your disposal. The Web Soil Survey (WSS), run by the…

January 27, 2021 | Farmer Profiles

The first time we spoke with Beatrice Kamau, a native of Kenya who has now lived in Chicago for over 20 years, we felt there was something…

January 27, 2021 | Farmland News & Trends, Good Resources

Diversity of plants and animals is key to any thriving ecosystem. Here in the Midwest, however, we have become accustomed to seeing field after field…

January 27, 2021 | Farmland News & Trends, Landowner Tips & Insights

Practical Farmers of Iowa put on a great annual conference last week. Here are three insights we wanted to share:

December 22, 2020 | Farmland Seeking Tips, Stories (Successes & Others)

This past summer we purchased a small farm in McHenry County where we plan to homestead and grow a business. We started by agreeing on basic criteria…

December 22, 2020 | Good Resources, Stories (Successes & Others)

Picking out a fresh cut Christmas tree is one of the most exciting purchases we make all year.  But one can't help but feel guilty about cutting…

November 24, 2020 | Good Resources

At the start of our recent Farm Leasing 101 webinar, Rachel Armstrong of Farm Commons stated that joy (yes, joy!) is fully within reach in your farm…

November 24, 2020 | Farmland Seeking Tips, Stories (Successes & Others)

Cliff McConville and Anna Lipinska (pictured above) run All Grass Farms on long-term leased land from the Kane County at the Brunner Family Forest…

November 24, 2020 | Farmer Profiles

We see a unique variety of farmers using our FarmLink site – from ducks and dairy cattle to hemp and specialty grains.  But when Matt Ruhter filled…

October 16, 2020 | Landowner Tips & Insights

We plan to share current resources from time to time – both in regard to land access and also land stewardship practices. Here are a couple webinars…