SILT works with Iowa landowners to protect their land. Landowners may choose to donate property – even while retaining full use of it during their lives – OR place a permanent land protection agreement on it and retaining ownership. Both options come with significant tax incentives to eligible donors.
SILT works with beginning farmers to explain how land protection limits the uses of the property to sustainable food producing, reducing its value and therefore its cost to them.
SILT works with city planners and private developers to build small farms into the planning process. These independent, family farms will provide a diverse, healthy landscape, increasing nearby home values while attracting new businesses seeking a high quality of life for their employees. SILT believe agri-communities are the future.
SILT works with established farm groups and farm management companies to market SILT farms to aspiring and experienced farmers looking to grow healthy food in Iowa, making Iowa a great state to move to and grow young families and good food.
Do you have farmland, a development project or a comprehensive plan that would benefit from a natural food farm? If a city park, golf course or local airport can fit into your plans, a SILT farm can too!