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Aug 31

Farmland for the Next Generation

Monday, August 31 - Thursday, October 29

SDSU Extension will hold a workshop series, Farmland for the Next Generation, starting on Aug 31 at 7 p.m. CDT for beginning farmers/ranchers looking for land to start or expand their operation.

These workshops are video webinars that encourage participation, include at-home worksheets, and personal evaluation and improvement. Participants should be committed to following the meeting times and deadlines for each session. 

Heather Gessner, SDSU Livestock Business Management Field Specialist will lead the workshops, which are components of American Farmland Trust’s Farmland for the Next Generation project. Gessner is one of the 25 experienced agricultural educators and service providers across the country serving in the inaugural class of Land Access Trainers.


Each webinar begins at 7 p.m. Central and lasts 1.5-2 hours.


  • Introduction to land tenure, 
  • Financial readiness, 
  • Land tenure options, 
  • Finding land, 
  • Land assessment, 
  • Leasing land,
  • Purchasing land, and
  • Estate planning


  • August 31
  • September 10
  • September 17
  • September 24
  • October 1
  • October 15
  • October 22
  • October 29


Registration is $50 for two individuals. Register by August 21, 2020 in order to receive the information to join the webinar. For more information contact Heather Gessner, SDSU Extension Business Management Field Specialist.

New to Zoom? View the instructions to join a meeting.