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Finding Land to Farm in Idaho
A 4-part short course that focuses on what people need to know and do to successfully find land to farm


"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!"

- Spring 2020 Graduate

Are you a Land Seeker?   

Perhaps you are returning from military service or changing careers. 

Maybe you have worked or apprenticed on farms.

You might have been been inspired by urban agriculture or the local food movement. 


If you have a desire to find land to farm or ranch in Idaho,

the Finding Land to Farm short course is for you! 

Course Outline

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

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


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.


"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 Graduate


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.


Contact Colette DePhelps or 208-885-4003

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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