New and Aspiring Farmers

New Farmer Project University of Vermont

Aspiring Farmer Service Programs NOFA-VT

Resource Guide for Vermont's New and Aspiring Farmers University of Vermont

Land Access

Farm Seekers

Toolbox for Farm Seekers Land For Good

Acquiring Your Farm Land For Good

New American Farmer Project University of Vermont

Land Access and Tenure Toolshed: Leasing Farmland University of Vermont

The Legal Guide to the Business of Farming in Vermont: Chapter III Farmland Tenure and Leasing University of Vermont

Farm Rental Assessment Checklist University of Vermont

Managing Landlord-Tenant Relationships: A Strategic Perspective Ohio State University

Farmland Owners

A Landowner's Guide to Leasing Land for Farming Land For Good

Toolbox for Leasing Farmland Land For Good

A Lease Agreements Guide for Landowners and Farmers University of Vermont

Leasing Land to Farmers: A Handbook for New England Land Trusts, Municipalities and Institutions Land For Good

Farm Transfer and Estate Planning

Family Farm Succession in Vermont University of Vermont

Toolbox for Farm Transfer Planning Land For Good

Land Assessment

Land Assessment Services Center for Sustainable Agriculture UVM Extension

  • Guidance with online mapping and other online assessment tools and resources
  • Help with soil testing protocols and interpreting test results
  • Site visit with in-depth land, water and/or infrastructure analysis from the farm assessment specialist
  • Appropriate referrals to other agricultural service providers
  • When possible: a written summary of findings for future reference

USDA NRCS Web Soil Survey Soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey to make customized maps.

Vermont ANR Natural Resources Atlas Over 150 map layers available to make custom maps from state departments and municipal agencies

Tutorial of the Vermont Natural Resources Atlas - A Resource for Farm Mapping

Business and Financial Management

Farm Business Planning

Farm Financing

Other Resources

The Legal Guide to the Business of Farming in Vermont University of Vermont

Farm Commons Resource to help manage legal risks specific to your farm

Liability and Insurance in a Farm Lease Land For Good

Land Access and Tenure Toolshed: Land Use Regulations University of Vermont

Required Agricultural Practices Vermont Agency of Agriculture

Below is a list of organizations working across Vermont to improve farm access, tenure and stewardship.