Farm and Land Resources

For young, beginning, and small farmers, and new land owners

Farm and Land Resources

Whether you're a Young, Beginning, and/or Small farmer or buying land for the first time, your circle of professional resources might be scarce. We have been financing land and farms for over a century and have had the pleasure of working with many of the groups, businesses, associations, and organizations listed below. 

Below you'll find everything from land realtor groups, various commodity organizations, young farmer resources, and local resources on how to manage your land. 

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Georgia

Land Realtors
Commodity Organizations
Programs, Associations and Organizations

Georgia Association of Conservation Districts
This organization protects, conserves, and enhances the natural resources of Georgia.
https://www.gacd.us/
(833) 411-4223


Georgia Department of Agriculture
Regulates and aids in promoting agriculture interests across Georgia 
http://agr.georgia.gov/index.html
(404) 656-3600
 

Georgia Grown 
Program through GA Dept. of Ag which helps support local business, protect the environment, and bring Georgians together by supporting farmers and other agribusiness professionals in the state of Georgia.  
https://georgiagrown.com/
 

Georgia Farm Bureau 
Supports members and is a voice for agriculture in Georgia. Committed to building a strong and reliable agriculture industry in Georgia. 
https://www.gfb.org/
(800) 342-1192


Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers
Program bringing together young adults interested in the agriculture industry by promoting education, advocacy, leadership training, and more. 
https://www.gfb.org/education-and-outreach/young-farmers.cms
(478) 474-0679 – EXT5224


Georgia Farm Service Agency 
Agency within the USDA providing financial support through grants and other programs to agricultural producers. Local county offices available.
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Georgia/index
(709) 546-2266
 

Georgia Agriculture Education & FFA Association 
Youth organization that helps members prepare for a future in agriculture through agricultural, environmental, and leadership education programs
https://www.georgiaffa.org/
 

Georgia Soil/Water Conservation Commission
Organization aimed at protecting and improving the soil and water of Georgia through education and hands on assistance.

https://gaswcc.georgia.gov/ 

Georgia Young Farmers Association 
An adult education program providing instruction on topics including farming techniques, agriculture technology, risk management, and more. 
http://www.gaaged.org/youngfarmers/
 

University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Science
Educational institution with undergraduate and graduate agriculture programs. 
https://www.caes.uga.edu/
 

UGA Cooperative Extension 
Extension arm of the UGA College of Agriculture providing research and educational materials to those involved in agriculture, as well as rural communities. Local offices in every county.  
https://extension.uga.edu/


Georgia 4-H 
Youth organization through UGA Extension that helps develop leadership and communication skills, agriculture and environmental awareness, healthy lifestyles, and citizenship for young people.
https://georgia4h.org/ 


Team Agriculture Georgia 
Created by the USDA State Food and Agriculture Council, this organization focuses on outreach to the agriculture community, emphasizing beginning farmers. 
https://www.teamagriculturega.org/about

Other Resources

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Federal organization that provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy and science 
https://www.usda.gov/ 


Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
A USDA agency that aids in land conservation and funding
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/
 

Farm Services Agency (FSA)
Organization that delivers USDA programs and services to America’s farmers and ranchers.
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/ 
 

Farmers.gov 
Online resource through USDA that connects farmers with government programs and resources 
https://www.farmers.gov/ 
 

National Young Farmers Coalition
Find other young farmers near you and join local chapters 
https://www.youngfarmers.org/
 

American Farm Bureau Federation
The Voice of Agriculture for America’s farmers and ranchers through political advocacy and grassroots education efforts.
https://www.fb.org/  
 

USDA New Farmers 
This page provides resources necessary for new farmers, young farmers, and more to dive into the agriculture industry. 
https://newfarmers.usda.gov/

South Carolina

Land Realtors
Commodity Organizations
Programs, Associations and Organizations

Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
Educational institution with undergraduate and graduate agriculture programs. 
https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/
 

Clemson Cooperative Extension 
Program that provides unbiased and research based advice regarding agriculture, agribusiness, natural resources, and more. 
https://www.clemson.edu/extension/
864-656-3382
 

Clemson Livestock and Poultry Health 
This resource advocates to protect the health of livestock and its consumers. Composed of animal health programs, S.C. meat and poultry inspection, and a veterinary diagnostic center.  
https://www.clemson.edu/public/lph/
 

Clemson Regulatory Services 
This program provides resources to protect South Carolina from invasive species and guides in the proper use of pesticides
https://www.clemson.edu/public/regulatory/index.html 
(864) 646-2120
 

South Carolina 4-H 
Youth organization through Clemson Extension that helps develop leadership and communication skills, agriculture and environmental awareness, healthy lifestyles, and citizenship for young people.
https://www.clemson.edu/extension/4h/
 

South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture 
Non-profit organization focused towards marketing and promoting agriculture in South Carolina. Partnered with AgSouth Farm Credit, SC Department of Agriculture, and more. 
https://www.scadvocates4ag.org/
 

South Carolina Agriculture Education & FFA Organization
Youth organization that helps members prepare for a future in agriculture through agricultural, environmental, and leadership education programs
https://www.clemson.edu/extension/scaged/scffa/index.html
 

South Carolina Association of Conservation Districts 
This organization protects the natural resources of South Carolina by aiding farmers with tools, leadership, and information.
https://scacd.org
(803) 331-1586
 

South Carolina Department of Agriculture 
This organization strives to promote the growth of the agriculture industry and its business in South Carolina while also ensuring safe practices. 
https://agriculture.sc.gov/  
 

South Carolina Farm Service Agency 
Agency within the USDA providing financial support through grants and other programs to agricultural producers. Local county offices available.
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/South-Carolina/index
(803) 806-3820
 

Certified South Carolina Grown
The Certified SC program is an effort to help consumers identify items grown in South Carolina, and encourage buying local. 
https://certifiedsc.com/
 

South Carolina Farm Bureau 
An organization that promotes agricultural interests and unifies farmers and rural community members, hoping to optimize the lives of those involved in agriculture. https://www.scfb.org/
(800) 628-4571
 

SC Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers 
This program empowers young farmers and ranchers by providing them resources and connections to help them succeed. 
https://www.scfb.org/yfr
(800) 628-4571

Other Resources

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Federal organization that provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy and science 
https://www.usda.gov/ 


Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
A USDA agency that aids in land conservation and funding
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/
 

Farm Services Agency (FSA)
Organization that delivers USDA programs and services to America’s farmers and ranchers.
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/ 
 

Farmers.gov 
Online resource through USDA that connects farmers with government programs and resources 
https://www.farmers.gov/ 
 

National Young Farmers Coalition
Find other young farmers near you and join local chapters 
https://www.youngfarmers.org/
 

American Farm Bureau Federation
The Voice of Agriculture for America’s farmers and ranchers through political advocacy and grassroots education efforts.
https://www.fb.org/  
 

USDA New Farmers 
This page provides resources necessary for new farmers, young farmers, and more to dive into the agriculture industry. 
https://newfarmers.usda.gov/