Approximately 45% of 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.
Farmland owners 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
- Agricultural Conservation Leasing Guide (Comprehensive guide from the University of Maryland)
- 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 Food and Ag Network (WFAN)
- American Farmland Trust – Improving Soil Health in the Midwest
- American Farmland Trust – Lease Your Land