Why Now

Generational Transition

Over the next 20 years, 50% all US farmland expected to change hands. There is a shortfall of younger participants with the expertise and capital to fill the void of retiring owner operators. Local farmers have limited options for exit strategies. 

58.1 Years Old

Average age of US farmers. 48% of FL Farmers are over 65 years old. 

The Problems

Soil Degradation

Soil degradation poses a growing threat to global food security and environmental sustainability, jeopardizing agricultural productivity and ecosystem health.

Water Quality

A growing issue worldwide impacting human health, economic activity while highlighting the comprehensive management and need for conservation efforts. 

Climate Change

Increasing effects from weather patterns, sea-level rise and nature disasters, especially in area’s with fragile environments.


Encroachment of development and environmental pressures puts further strain on natural habitats.