The links below will connect you to organizations providing additional information or assistance relating to sustainable agriculture, farmland leasing, or both.  A brief description of the organization is included. Publications and further resources are organized under specific topics and can be accessed through the Bibliography.

Agriculture and the Law

Drake Agricultural Law Center

  • The Center is internationally recognized for providing opportunities to study how the legal system shapes our food system and influences the ability of the agricultural sector to produce, market and utilize agricultural products.

National Agricultural Law Center

  • Provides access to legal resources regarding numerous agricultural related topics, including an Agricultural Leases Reading Room.

Beginning Farmers

Beginning Farmer Center

  • Part of Iowa State University Extension, the Center provides resources for the next generation of farmers through information and by matching beginning farmers with retiring farmers.

International Land Tenure Resources

Nelson Institute’s Land Tenure Center

  • Provides resources relating to the regional and international aspects of land tenure.

Landowner Conservation

Conservation Connect

  • Geared specifically to absentee landowners, this online resource provides tailored information on conservation programs, agency contact information, and the tools needed to implement conservation practices.

Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Part of Iowa State University, the Center explores and cultivates alternatives that secure healthier people and landscapes in Iowa and the nation.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

  • An alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

Practical Farmers of Iowa

  • A non-profit, educational organization with a mission to to research, develop and promote profitable, ecologically sound and community-enhancing approaches to agriculture.

Women and Agriculture

Women, Food, and Agriculture Network

  • WFAN exists so that women can give each other the information, connections and encouragement they need to be effective practitioners and supporters of sustainable agriculture and healthy localized food systems.

Women, Land, and Legacy

  • An outreach project designed to create a network of agricultural women to make decisions on the type of information and programs needed and to inform agencies and organizations of their needs.