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Ready to grow your farm operation, but unsure how to acquire more land?  The Farmland for the Next Generation program currently being offered by Purdue Extension will help you achieve your land acquisition goals.

Farmland for the Next Generation is an interactive program series that addresses three paths to land access: leasing, purchasing, and receiving land through inheritance or gift.  It utilizes a skills-based approached that focuses on what people need to be able to do, not just on what they need to know.  This 5-session virtual workshop series will be offered on Monday evenings from February 21 – March 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST (5:30 – 7:30 pm CST). 

Purdue Extension Educators and industry professionals will be presenting a variety of topics throughout the 5 sessions that will help you achieve your land acquisition goals.  Some of the topics they will cover include:

  • Financial Readiness
  • Paths to Land Access
  • Finding Farmland
  • Assessing Farmland Suitability

The registration fee for this workshop is $50.  Individuals wanting to participate in this virtual workshop can sign up at .  The deadline for registration is February 14.

This 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.

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 prior to the program.

Visit our homepage at or you can contact the local

Purdue Extension Office by calling 765.653.8411 for more information regarding this week’s column topic or to RSVP for upcoming events. It is always best to call first to assure items are ready when you arrive and to RSVP for programs. While many publications are free, some do have a fee. Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. All times listed are Eastern Time.


Upcoming Events:

February 12 – 4-H Grows Knowledge, Cloverdale High School

Feb. 21 – Farmland for the Next Generation, virtual, 5-sessions, 6:30-8:30pm, $50, register
     at by Feb. 14

Feb. 15 - Farm and Family Business Succession Strategies to Stay on Track, virtual,
               3-sessions, 12:00-1:30 pm, $30, register at