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A Few Solutions

SILT’s Solutions

  • We are seeking land and development rights to land around our cities and towns, working with landowners to meet their needs and wishes while preserving land to grow healthy food forever.
  • With city planners and private developers, we will 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. This is not your father’s farm…but if your grandfather had one, it looks a lot like his…
  • Land trust farms will become hands-on, real-life educational centers for farmers to learn the latest, greatest techniques in sustainable food production from other farmers employing best practices from around the country and the world while developing new ones all the time.
  • On parcels the trust owns, we will offer qualified farmers long-term, inheritable leases that free them from a lifetime of debt. They will enjoy the pride of ownership over their homes, barns and business, but we will take the price of the land itself out of the equation for sustainable farmers all across Iowa.
  • We will work with established farm groups to develop a web-based clearinghouse for 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.

Interested in learning more? Contact us today.