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It’s About People Coming Together

December 21, 2016

120 people attended the SILT dinner this year to honor our third land donor, Steve Beaumont, who brought our total acres protected to 115 in just two years. The celebration came on the heels of a day-long planning session that welcomed 7 new board members and 40 volunteers who set SILT’s goals for protecting more land to ...

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Decline in farmland values – how will we protect it?

December 15, 2016

“Iowa’s average farmland value declined for the third year in a row, down 5.9 percent to $7,183 an acre over the past year. It’s the first time since the 1980s farm crisis that land values have fallen three straight years, according to an Iowa State University report released Tuesday.”* Imagine an Iowa where our land price fluctuations weren’t based on ...

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Steve Beaumont Honored at SILT Dinner

December 10, 2016

Steve Beaumont became the third Iowan to permanently protect his land to grow healthy food.  “I believe SILT will help rejuvenate our small towns and rural communities through its work,” Steve said. “And I’m looking forward to working with the young people on the land, to the extent they’d welcome it.” 120 SILT supporters gathered this year at the ...

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Happy Holidays from SILT!

Jan. 21-22 Practical Farmers of Iowa, Ames
Come by the SILT table at PFI's Pass It On Conference and learn how to pass on your land to future generations of sustainable food farmers.

Jan. 26-27 Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers, Ames
Come by SILT's table to learn how you can keep your orchard from getting plowed under by the next owner of your farm. IFVG Annual Conference