5854 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049 Google Map 610-391-9583 ext. 16
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Farmland Access

Information for Beginning Farmers on Accessing Land

Accessing farmland can be a challenge for beginning farmers, especially in areas like the Lehigh Valley, where development pressure can lead to higher property values and farmland prices.

If you are interested in leasing or purchasing farmland, we recommend that you contact Pennsylvania FarmLink for helpful resources and a database of nearby farmland for sale or lease.

The Lehigh County Department of Agricultural Land Preservation works to protect our farmland for future generations of farmers by purchasing conservation easements on eligible farm properties, ensuring that the land can only be used for farming.

Additional resources:

ATTRA - a National Sustainable Agriculture Assistance Program - has published Finding Land to Farm: Six Ways to Secure Farmland, available in digital or printed form. Click here to download or purchase.

This New Farmer Toolbox, created by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Focuses on land access, capital/credit/infrastructure, business planning, and marketing.

The USDA's Start Farming website contains a "Farmers Seeking Land" section, offering help in locating and financing available farmland. 

Land for Good's website has a wealth of information for land seekers.

Ag Lease 101 helps both land owners and land operators learn about alternative lease arrangements and includes sample written lease agreements for several alternatives.

Plant SaleMarch 13th, 2017

    at The Seed Farm, 5854 Vera Cruz Rd., Emmaus, PA 18049 Our 3rd annual Spring Plant Sale will feature a wide variety of high quality plants, along with supplies for your home garden

Corporate SponsorshipMarch 1st, 2017

To a new farmer, one growing season can be the difference between nurturing farm dreams and launching a business. Helping to make these dreams come true is incredibly resource intensive. Only 12% of

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5854 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049

Mailing Address:
Lehigh County Ag Center 4184 Dorney Park Road Suite107 Allentown, PA, 18104

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