Conservation Training

Using Online Data Tools in your Farmland Search

July 26, 2023

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Online

This free webinar, presented by Illinois FarmLink, a program of The Land Connection, will teach you how to evaluate potential farm properties using publicly available online data tools such as county GIS systems, Web Soil Survey, FEMA Flood Mapper, and ISGS Well Mapper.

In this webinar, Illinois FarmLink Navigator Noah Scalero will introduce you to these free tools, walk through how to use them, and explain how they can enhance your farmland search. With these tools you can unlock tax and zoning information, in-depth soil data, land-use history, water well locations, topography, and flooding potential.

Knowing how to access and analyze this kind of information can save you time, reduce your risks, sharpen your negotiations, and help you feel more confident when working out a land tenure arrangement. After the presentation, there will be plenty of time to ask questions.

Farmland owners also welcome as these tools can also help you understand your land and its potential better.