45% of Indiana, Illinois, and Indiana Farmland is Owned by Non-Operators
Of that rented farmland, almost half has been rented to the same tenant for more than 10 years! Even so, the vast majority of leases must be renewed annually. This insecurity is often cited as a barrier to adoption of conservation practices.
Farm landlords are in a prime position to make adoption of soil health practices easier. This page provides outreach tools for conservation groups, and valuable information for landowners.
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Links for Landowners
- Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Tenant Farmer (Factsheet)
- Indiana USDA-NRCS: Information for Landowners including links to lease agreement resources
- Conservation Practices and Land Leases (Iowa State)
- Women for the Land
- Women Food and Ag Network (WFAN)
- American Farmland Trust
Outreach Tools for Conservation Groups
These 2-page documents are ideal to use as informative fact sheets or as direct mailers. Documents are available in 2 formats:
Suitable for handouts or mailers with mailing labels. Edit phone number (page 2) and print.
- MS Publisher
Suitable for mail merge operations. (See Microsoft mail merge instructions here)