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SILT Announces First ‘Showcase’ Farms!

Posted: Thu, May 19, 2016

SILT Announces First ‘Showcase’ Farms!

Iowa’s only land trust dedicated to protecting food farms announces its first SILT Showcase Series, highlighting four Sustainable Iowa Land Trust farms across the state this summer.

Designed for landowners interested in a legacy of sustainable food production, each day includes a farm tour, presentations by an appraiser and an attorney and a free, locally-sourced lunch. Landowners are encouraged to bring questions!

See dates and farms below. Remember to RSVP for lunch!

Let the pros answer your questions.

    What does “permanent protection” mean?
    How does SILT protection help future food farmers?
    Who will buy or rent my land if I protect it?
    How do appraisers determine the value of farmland and buildings?
    What tax benefits are available to landowners who protect their land?

Plus, our hosts will tell their stories of SILT protection too!

SILT Showcase Farms – 2016

10 am to 2 pm

Northeast Iowa—Thurs. June 9 – Lyle and Sue Luzum’s 170 acres in Calmar near Decorah, organic crops, sheep and CRP, with appraiser Dan Dvorak on how mineral rights and buildings affect farm appraisals, and attorney David Bright on estate planning and land donation options. Lunch provided by Driftless Hills Farm. Event address: 2264 200th St. Calmar. Space is limited. RSVP to – please put “Calmar” in the subject line.

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