Farmland for the Next Generation

Categorized: Livestock, Profit Tips, Agronomy, Profit Tips

: Jul 20th

SDSU Extension will hold a workshop series beginning July 20 at the SDSU Extension Mitchell Regional Center (1800 E. Spruce St., Mitchell, SD 57301). 

The workshops, designed for people with some farming and/or ranching experience who are actively looking for land, will focus on skill-building and practical resources. These workshops will be a combination of face-to-face meetings, video conferences, and at-home worksheets and videos. Participants should be committed to following the meeting times and deadlines for each session. Topics covered during the 6-week workshop will address and introduction to land tenure, financial readiness, land tenure options, finding land, land assessment, leasing land, and purchasing land.

Workshop Timeline

  • July 20 - Registration deadline - All participants MUST be registered for the workshops by this date
  • July 30 - postmark Deadline for all First round at-home assignments
  • August 7 - Face-to-Face meeting in Mitchell
  • August 14 - Face-to-Face meeting in Mitchell
  • August 23 - postmark deadline for all Second round at-home assignments
  • August 28 - Online webinar
  • September 11 - Face-to-Face meeting in Mitchell

Face-to-face meetings will be held at the SDSU Extension Mitchell Regional Center, (1800 E. Spruce St., Mitchell, SD, on the campus of Mitchell Technical Institute) begin at 7:00 PM CDT. Webinar link will be emailed prior to the session and begin at 7:00 PM CDT.

Online Registration

Registration is $100 for up to 2 family members to participate. For more information contact Heather Gessner, SDSU Livestock Business Management Field Specialist by email, or 605.782.3290.

Farmland for the Next Generation is supported by a grant from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. Gessner, will lead the workshops, which are components of American Farmland Trust’s Farmland for the Next Generation project. Gessner is one of the 25 experienced agricultural educators and service providers across the country serving in the inaugural class of Land Access Trainers.