Guide to USDA Food System funding opportunities including grants specifically for farmers
Land linking programs work against this loss of small family farms. Farmer and rancher linking programs connect new farmers with retiring landowners. When the new and retiring generation match up, they can work out mutually beneficial arrangements to transfer ownership while maintaining a small farm’s legacy and promoting good stewardship.
iFarm, a project of Friends of Family Farmers, is Oregon’s agricultural landlinking service. iFarm matches landholders looking to lease, sell or partner with farmers looking for land or investment opportunities. To begin, fill out the simple questionnaire to create your iFarm listing. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Land Link Program: The Center for Rural Affairs’ linking program, the first of its kind
- International Farm Transition Network Listings: Linking programs across the United States
- Rodale Institute’s New Farm classifieds: Classified ads frequently listing linkage opportunities
- MOSES’ Land Link-Up: Classified ads frequently listing linkage opportunities
- Students build their own business
- Project partners help with loans and tax incentives and encourage landowners to participate
- Graduates leave school with a loan for 100 cows and a plan for transitioning to ownership of a farm or ranch