Chicago Land Access Pathways


This page includes financial and informational resources that may be most helpful as you start the process for acquiring land for urban agriculture.

Note: This resource page will continue to grow; please check back for new additions!

1. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Resource Conservation Services (NRCS)

The USDA has a number of funding opportunities for farmers of various backgrounds. In particular, if you are a Minority, Woman, Veteran, Beginning, and Limited Resource Producer, check out more information and a helpful guide on navigating resources from farm loans to crop insurance for your farm:

The NRCS of the USDA supports with integrating conservation efforts on your farmland through their Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQUIP). For more information on EQUIP and NRCS please reach out to either of the following contacts: