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Wendell Berry quote on farmland image “The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.”  ― Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

Whether you own land, or are looking for land, The Land Connection can help. Are you:

When you live in the Midwest, it's easy to suppose that our rich farmland will always be here. But the U.S. is losing an acre of farmland to development every minute. Even more alarming, row-cropped farmland is rapidly losing its precious topsoil, which is eroding 16 times faster than it can be re-generated, according to research underway in Iowa

The Land Connection is working with landowners and landseekers to reverse these trends. We assist landowners who want to farm their land more sustainably, and we help new farmers access land to farm.

We are preserving farmland by preserving farmers. Because you can't have one without the other.

If you own land, you are in a powerful position to do a world of good. Contact us to explore ways to preserve and enhance your farmland in a way that works for you.

One of these is by helping you make a tax-deductable gift. Contact us at 217-840-2128 to make farmland part of your lasting legacy. Thank you for your generosity and foresight.