Land Access Workshop Series

Sundays, September 18, September 25, October 9, October 16 

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Land Access Workshop series supports equitable land access for beginning growers, farmers, and land stewards. This four-part series provides practical tools, information, and guidance in the planning process for finding and acquiring land, and prioritizes reducing barriers for farmers who face systematic discrimination. 

Using a combination of presentation, guest speakers, individual and small group activities, we will offer on-the-ground approaches to finding and financing land, leasing and purchasing land, and assessing land. 

At Workshop 1, participants will meet at Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District in Columbus to learn about the different potential paths for land access. We will look at the different considerations with each, clarify personal and business goals, and identify how these factors affect land access opportunities. 

Workshop 2 focuses on financial considerations when accessing land, and learning about the mechanisms and tools to find available land. Participants will create a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement to determine their current financial position and learn about potential funders or lending options.

Workshop 3 prepares participants for leasing and purchasing land, including how to work with landlords, hidden costs and considerations, and elements of a good lease or land contract.

Using the information learned throughout the course, Workshop 4 will take us to the farm at Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice to understand the key components of a land assessment, and the tools, resources, and contacts for conducting a parcel evaluation.


Details: The first three workshops locations will held at Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District in Columbus. The last workshop will be held in person at the barn at Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice in Yellow Springs. Location addresses will be emailed to participants. 

Cost and Registration: $100 for all four. All proceeds from registration for this event will go directly to the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO). Visit to learn more about NAICCO’s work and mission.

Scholarships to attend are available for BIPOC participants. To request scholarship information, please email

For more information, contact Lainie Rini at (614) 421-2022 or email 

To register, please fill out the form below.


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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214


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