October 30, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

The National Young Farmers Coalition is excited to present Finding Farmland, a financial education tool for farmers buying land. No matter where you are in your land access journey, Finding Farmland has something useful for you.

In the throes of a land search? Use the Land Affordability Calculator to compare financing costs for two different farm properties, or to compare different financing scenarios for a single property.

Dreaming of owning a farm, but not yet planning? Read the Case Study, brush up your financial literacy, and plug some numbers into the Calculator to start building a plan around your dreams.

Farm service provider? Check out the site to see how these financial planning tools can support your work.

Buying land is a daunting, complicated process, and NYFC wants farmers to be able to make these important decisions with confidence. That’s why we teamed up with Fathom Information Design, an award-winning data visualization studio, to create this tool. Fathom’s founder, Ben Fry, says of the project, “We’re excited about empowering prospective [farmland] owners by helping them consider different scenarios in a way that’s simple and clear.”

NYFC wants Finding Farmland to be farmers’ go-to land access resource. The site is in beta mode, and we need farmers’ feedback, especially those who are actively seeking land. Please reach out to michael@youngfarmers.org if you need help or have questions or ideas for the next release (spring 2018).