Resources for Landowners


Educational Materials

  • Ag Lease 101

    Learn about alternative land lease agreements and view templates.

  • AGAware Balance Sheet Template

    Use this balance sheet in order to get a better understanding of your current and projected finances.

  • Basic Accounting: Guidance for Beginning Farmers

    The purpose of this publication is to make basic accounting approachable for people with little or no accounting experience and encourage new farmers to develop good recordkeeping habits at the outset.

  • Cooperative Farming

    This guide introduces the concept of cooperative farming and the gives examples of the ways in which farming communities have found success in cooperative farming.

  • Farm Answers

    Farm Answers—the Largest Source of Information for Beginning Farmers. Farm Answers is the USDA-NIFA beginning farmer and rancher (BFRDP) clearinghouse, providing resources to help you get started farming, as well as tools to help more seasoned producers succeed.

  • Farmer's Guide to CSP

    A comprehensive guide to understanding the Conservation Stewardship Program through NRCS. This guide outlines the benefits, eligibility, and enrollment process for the program.

  • Farmland Protection Program

    This resources provides a better understanding of the NRCS Ag Land Easement Program and how it can contribute to local communities.

  • Growing Farm Profits

    This online course was developed for farmers and those who help farmers to build more sustainable farming enterprises. The content has a vegetable production slant, yet many concepts/principles will be informative to other producers.

  • NRCS ACEP-ALE website

    NRCS works with partners to acquire conservation easements on working agricultural land. In the case of working farms, the program helps farmers and ranchers keep their land in agriculture. The program also protects grazing uses and related conservation values by conserving grassland, including rangeland, pastureland and shrubland.

Service Providers

  • AgPlan Business Plan Development

    AgPlan is powerful website developed to help rural businesses develop a business plan. AgPlan is free of charge for anyone to use individually or in educational programs.

  • provides farmers, ranchers, private foresters, and agricultural producers with online self-service applications, educational materials, engagement opportunities, and business tools to increase efficiency and productivity while preserving

  • NRCS Georgia

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service has worked with Georgia landowners to protect the state's natural resources for over 80 years. We provide technical assistance on natural resources issues and assist individuals, groups, communities, and counties implement soil and water conservation practices to protect the 34 million acres of privately owned land in Georgia.