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The Working Farms Fund

The Conservation Fund


About

The Working Farms Fund makes it more affordable to own and invest in the most import part of a farm business—land. We are saving threatened farmland and ensuring that your growing farm businesses can flourish on that land.

Farmers who are ready to expand their farm business will work with the Working Farms Fund to achieve landownership in 3 to 5 years. This patient pathway to land ownership allows farmers to invest in their business while gradually working toward purchase of the land.

Farmers in the Working Farms Fund have support from The Conservation Fund and network of farm resource partners who will invest in:

  • Access to farmland at an affordable farming value

  • A patient pathway to farmland ownership through a lease-to-own model

  • Support in identifying and applying for farm business tools and federal programs

  • Access to new and emerging markets

  • Time to focus on investment in farm infrastructure and growing the farm business


Eligibility

The Working Farms Fund is currently being piloted in metro Atlanta and metro Chicago. If your farm is serving another metro market, you are welcome to complete the survey— your information will be kept on file for future pilots.


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Updated July 22, 2022

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