Finding land or a farmer is often a long, complex undertaking. We offer a variety of FREE services to you with the goal of helping you navigate your search as efficiently and successfully as possible.
- Profiles - Offering farmers and farmland owners a virtual bulletin board to post their land or farmer needs and efficiently look for connections is the main feature of our website. Creating your farmer or farmland profile is simple and free to create. Once published on this site, you then have access to view the full profiles of others along with their contact information. Use the profiles for exploring opportunities and making real connections.
- Free Advising - Your farmland situation is unique. We are happy to talk through your search, ask clarifying questions, give feedback, and point you toward resources, organizations, and service providers who can provide the right support and assistance. A one-hour call could be just the thing needed to process and plan out the next steps in your search. Your search for a farmer or farmland is a significant journey. Information and a roadmap for your journey can save you time, money, and anxiety.
- Events - We organize and host educational and networking events to help you grow your skills, gain knowledge, and make useful connections. We also use our Events Page to list pertinent educational opportunities offered by other organizations. Recordings of past events are often made available on our YouTube page.
- News and Information - We keep you up-to-date on the latest farmland happenings in northeast Illinois in three ways: (1) our monthly land access email newsletter brings you farmland access news, tips, and opportunities (sign up for it at the bottom right corner of this page), (2) articles written for past newsletters can be browsed by topic on our News page, and (3) you can find some of the best resources from around the country on various land access topics on the Resources Page.
Service Providers - Coming soon! Farmland access often involves specialized areas of professional knowledge and expertise from law and real estate to finances and conservation planning. We want to be able to make it easy for you to find good service providers. We will be developing a listing of professional service providers here over time. Looking for help now? Contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to see if there are connections we can help you make right away.
Are you a service provider? If you have expertise in an area related to farmland that you believe could benefit farmers and landowners in our network, we’d welcome the chance to talk about this potential. Reach out to Jim to introduce yourself and the services you provide.