Farmland for the Next Generation: Land Access Train the Trainer Course

Wednesday, July 31, 9am-4pm at

WSU Extension Spokane County Office

222 N Havana, Spokane Valley, WA 99202


This train-the-trainer is intended for agricultural educators of all kinds! Any extension, land trusts, conservation districts, and other community partner organizations interested in advising beginning farmers and ranchers on their land access decision making!

American Farmland Trust (AFT) conducted an extensive national inventory and evaluation of existing farm succession and land access curricula. Although land access is one of the leading barriers to entry for new and beginning farmers, AFT found a significant gap in resources and curricula to address this vital yet complex issue. In response, AFT created Farmland for the Next Generation: Land Access Training Curricula, a comprehensive, skills-based tool kit for agricultural educators to help beginning farmers and ranchers assess their readiness and find and secure a suitable land tenure situations.

The curriculum was developed to help beginners attain core skills or competencies. It is structured around a series of eight Learning Plans, or workshops, and the core competencies they address. If delivered without modification, this represents three days of training. However, it can be adapted to meet the needs of different audiences and levels of experience.