Typically, we purchase conventional land that must be transitioned. New capital directly funds a family transitioning more acres to healthy and organic food production, effectively bringing chemically-farmed dead soils back to life. This is a regenerative process that will encompass many phases, perhaps over generations, and include multiple purchases, especially for our young farmers.
Our staff and Board are positively challenged to keep up with the demand for new land by mostly millennial farmers. In the last month, we contracted to purchase three farms in one week. Each purchase was unique, and was differentiated in process through auction, a brokerage negotiation, and a direct sale from a land owner. All were repeat acquisitions for existing relationships. What follows is an insight into each.