Land Access Policy Incentives: Research and Extension
Land acquisition by beginning farmers and ranchers is an emerging puzzle that the United States and numerous other countries have begun to address through policy incentives. Some of these policies also place a focus on related priorities - to facilitate land acquisition by U.S. farmers and ranchers who are Black, Brown, Indigenous, and immigrant, and by military veterans, and to help landowners transfer their land to the next generation without delay.
IU is teaming up with the American Farmland Trust, Portland State University, and agricultural service providers from around the U.S. to assess the reach, effects, and the potential of three categories of Land Access Policy Incentives, and to form and sustain a national Community of Practice made up of their leaders and managers. A grant from the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative funds this integrated research and extension project.
To learn more about this research and extension program and how to get involved, please contact Co-Project Director Julia Valliant.