Published Mar 2, 2021

Tools for Accessing Land – 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


Accessing land is a challenge. There are a range of tools to help determine if you can afford land and help find the right property to meet your goals. This session showcases three tools to assist in the pursuit: the Finding Farmland Calculator, the online Finding Farmland Course and the Find A Farmer site.

  • Mike Parker helps beginning farmers understand financial decisions as they work to access land. He has varied professional experiences in farm direct-marketing, including farmworker, food hub marketing associate, farmers market manager, caterer and writer.
  • Celize Christy is the next generation coordinator for Practical Farmers of Iowa. Celize focuses on working with aspiring farmers through the Labor4Learning program, Find A Farmer site and Latino Outreach project.