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Finding Land to Farm in Idaho Short Course


Are you a Land Seeker?   

Perhaps you are returning from military service or changing careers.  Maybe you have worked or apprenticed on farms or been inspired by urban agriculture or the local food movement.  If you have a desire to find land to farm or ranch, the Finding Land to Farm short course is for you! 

Course Dates: TBA for Spring 2021

Course Outline

Course Instructor: Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Extension Area Educator

Week 1: Introduction to Land Tenure Options

Week 2: Assessing Your Financial Position

Week 3: Ins and Outs of Leasing and Buying Land

Week 4: Finding and Assessing Farmland


"I learned that the opportunities are diverse and when you take the time to research your needs and desires

it's worth every moment.  Don't give up and don't settle for something that doesn't fit...keep looking. 

It's out there!"


"Gathering all documents made it SO EASY when we actually found a place about 4 months later and only had to update for that time vs creating from scratch and/or discovering these documents for the first time through the land buying process."


- Spring 2020 Participants


People learn best by doing! This 4-part short course takes a skills-based approach to teaching and learning that focuses on what people need to know and do to successfully find land to farm.   In addition to live webinar-based class sessions, participants will have access to online classroom materials including activities and resources essential to making land tenure decisions.







While offered online, this is a hands-on course!  We ask that everyone who registers for the course commits to participate in each of the four evening interactive webinar sessions and complete the course activities.

The Finding Land to Farm curriculum “Farmland for the Next Generation” was developed by the American Farmland Trust, the Worldwide Instructional Design System and a team of 25 farming and land access experts from across the United States through grant from the U.S. Department of Agricultures Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Award # 2015-70017-23901.

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