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New Spirit Ventures: Organic Farmland Access Program - Call for Farmers (WI, IL, MN, IA)

New Spirit Ventures: Organic Farmland Access Program

Call for Farmers

Are you seeking a farm or farmland to expand or maintain your current organic operation? Or to begin a new operation?

New Spirit Ventures (NSV) is a social finance organization facilitating a flow of capital to farmers while fostering the kind of land stewardship and social ethic that will protect and nourish the earth for future generations.

The goal of our Organic Farmland Access Program is to help farmers committed to organic or sustainable agriculture start, maintain and grow their operations by addressing their need for long term access to land. We do this by linking farmers with socially motivated investors who will purchase the farmland they need and lease it to them on long-term, renewable leases with an option to buy.

We are now accepting applications from:

  • Farmers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa who are seeking additional land to grow their operations;
  • Farmers seeking a whole farm in which in start or grow their operations;
  • We are particularly (but not exclusively) interested in applications from farmers who are, or want to be, located in the Driftless Region or the St. Croix River Valley. (While primarily in southwestern Wisconsin, the Driftless Region includes parts of southeastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois.)

For further information or to download the Call for Farmers, please visit

Inquiries about this program should be directed to Jim Holub at: 319.310.7263 or by email to