10-16-17 NYFC: Announcing Finding Farmland, a new tool for buying land…

NYFC: Announcing Finding Farmland, a new tool for buying land…

NYFC is excited to present Finding Farmland, a financial education tool for farmers buying land. No matter where you are in your land access journey, Finding Farmland has something useful for you.

In the throes of a land search? Use the Land Affordability Calculatorto compare financing costs for two different farm properties, or to compare different financing scenarios for a single property.

Dreaming of owning a farm, but not yet planning? Read the Case Study, brush up your financial literacy, and plug some numbers into the Calculator to start building a plan around your dreams.

Farm service provider? Check out the site to see how these financial planning tools can support your work.

Buying land is a daunting, complicated process, and NYFC wants farmers to be able to make these important decisions with confidence. That’s why we teamed up with Fathom Information Design, an award-winning data visualization studio, to create this tool. Fathom’s founder, Ben Fry, says of the project, “We’re excited about empowering prospective [farmland] owners by helping them consider different scenarios in a way that’s simple and clear.”

NYFC wants Finding Farmland to be farmers’ go-to land access resource. The site is in beta mode, and we need farmers’ feedback, especially those who are actively seeking land. Please reach out to michael@youngfarmers.org if you need help or have questions or ideas for the next release (spring 2018).

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) is an advocacy network of farmers fighting for the future of agriculture. Visit NYFC on the web at www.youngfarmers.org, and on TwitterFacebookYouTube and Instagram.

Submitted to The BARN by:

Holly Rippon-Butler & Michael Durante
Finding Farmland Project Team