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February 9, 2022

Purdue Extension hosting workshop for next generation of farmland seekers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Extension’s Farmland for the Next Generation program is designed to help attendees achieve their land acquisition goals.

The five-session virtual interactive series will address three paths to land access: leasing, purchasing and receiving land through inheritance or gift. It uses a skills-based approach that focuses on what people need to be able to do, not just on what they need to know. The series will be offered 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET  Monday evenings Feb. 21 through March 21. 

Purdue Extension Educators and industry professionals will present on a variety of topics including:

  • Financial readiness.
  • Paths to land access.
  • Finding farmland.
  • Assessing farmland suitability.

The registration fee is $50. Individuals can sign up online by Feb. 14. For more information, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact Kathryn Weiss at 219-285-8620 ext. 2800 or

The curriculum was created by the American Farmland Trust, supported by a four-year Educational Enhancement grant from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development program. The program is sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America.

Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817,

Source: Jenna Nees,

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