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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.

CSA Workshare ProgramMarch 14th, 2018

Announcing The Seed Farm's 2018 CSA Workshare Program Join our team in 2018 by taking part in the CSA Workshare Program! In exchange for working 3 hours per week between June and October, you wi

EmploymentMarch 12th, 2018

Job Openings Thank you for your interest in working at The Seed Farm! We are not currently hiring for any paid positions. Please see unpaid internship opportunities below:     Internshi

FMSA vs. GAP Information Session on 12/12/2017November 28th, 2017

Learn the differences between the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and what they mean to your farm business. Tuesday, December 12, 20176:30-8:30 PMPSU Lehigh

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