There are Many Ways to Protect Your Land
Donating some or all of your land to SILT can allow you to
- stay on your land for as long as you like
- enjoy the benefits of a significant charitable tax deduction
- reduce the capital gains liability of selling other parcels
- take the value of the farm out of the expense of your estate
- reduce the chance for strife among heirs
- leave a food-producing legacy for all Iowans
- provide the right to your children to farm the land
- protect your farmland from getting re-zoned
- and requires only one appraisal and only if you plan to take advantage of available tax incentives
Attaching a land protection agreement, called a sustainable ag conservation easement, to your deed allows you to
- keep ownership of the land to sell or pass on
- reduce the value of the land for future farmers and for estate planning purposes
- protect your farm as a farm no matter who owns it in the future
- requires an appraisal for full value and for protected value if you plan to utilize available tax incentives
Will the next person be the steward you have been?
Pressure from growing communities and bigger farms, children and siblings who’ve moved away, family LLCs or Trusts that have have grown large and distant – these are often reasons to sell. But the family farm doesn’t have to disappear.
Gives your farm its own guardian – an organization with a moral mission and legal responsibility to protect your land in perpetuity.
Contact us today to begin the conversation about how SILT can fit into your plans to transition your farm to the next generation.