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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Ikerd on Farmland Access

SILT Adviser John Ikerd recently posted a great article he wrote about farmland access for sustainable farmers. We think you’ll recognize a lot of his solutions. What can we do now to give older farmers a decent retirement while transferring land affordably to the next generation? Let us know your thoughts. Meanwhile, contact us if you know wealthy funds or ...

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Iowa farmland values decline nearly 9%

The Iowa Realtors Land Institute farmland survey through March shows the average value of cropland fell to $6,732 an acre, 8.7 percent lower less than a year ago, or 22.5 percent lower in 2013. Farm incomes gave been dropping at even higher rates. SILT helps farmers take land access out of the equation, lowering the need for huge ...

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Iowa Land Access Forum

Thursday March 31st, a group of beginning farmers, organizations and service providers gathered to talk about the challenges around land access in Iowa. The conversation was facilitated by National Young Farmers Coalition‘s Holly, who asked participants about their successes and challenges around land access, as well as the opportunities they saw. Many of the priorities discussed ...

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