Countryside Farmer Program

The Countryside Farmer Program connects beginning farmers with valuable resources from agricultural technical assistance, business support, farmlink, internship and apprenticeship opportunities.


Farmland Owners

If you own farmland in northeast Ohio and would like to sell or lease your land to a new and beginning farmer, we can help connect you. Contact our farm staff at

If you own a farm and are interested in finding out how to preserve your land with succession plans or preservation tools, visit our links below, or call for a free consultation.

Real Estate Agents and estate lawyers do your clients have land that they want to keep in farming? We can help them connect to new farmers looking for land.

Farmland Seekers

Looking for land? Sign up here.

Check out the National Young Farmers Coalition: Finding Farmland Calculator, here. This great tool helps farmers seeking land understand their financial options.

Farm Intern & Apprentice Programs

In 2018 beginning and learning farmers will have opportunities to intern or apprentice on northeast Ohio farms and learn and work right here in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Stay tuned for more details and applications. 


Farmer Education for Beginning and Seasoned Farmers

Visit Countryside U for Classes and dates here


Farm Succession & Protection

American Farmland Trust

Western Reserve Land Conservancy
Countryside Resources:
Small Farm Workshops and webinars at Countryside.
Other Links:
New Farmers USDA -

Ohio State University Extension -
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) -
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) -
Ohio Department of Agriculture -
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) -
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation -
Center for Rural Affairs
Farm Aid -
Farm & Dairy -
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) -
USDA Rural Development in Ohio -
U.S. Census Bureau National Ag. Statistics Service – Quick Stats -
OSU - Agroecosystems Management Program -
Growing for Market -
Local Food Systems -
Local Matters -
LocalHarvest -