SILT Announces Farmer Vetting Policy

The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust announced today the publication of its much-anticipated SILT FARMER VETTING POLICY. For more than two years, young and disadvantaged farmers around Iowa have been asking what SILT will require to farm its farms. Applicants with no long-term access to land but who have experience and a business plan will make the first cut. The SILT Farmer ...

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SILT in the News

SILT has been making waves across the country and across the “pond!”  In addition to our very own feature in Civil Eats last month, great stories in the Manchester Guardian and Rodale Institute’s This Organic Life brought readers news of the innovative land access work we’re doing here in Iowa. SILT  provides affordable land access to ...

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“Letters to a Young Farmer”

SILT proudly announces the arrival of a wonderful book called “Letters to a Young Farmer,” featuring three dozen esteemed writers, farmers, chefs, activists, and visionaries who address the highs and lows of farming life, as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed. One of those visionaries is Iowa’s own Fred Kirschenmann. Watch for a ...

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