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There are many ways to finance your land purchase - Traditional, Equity Lines of Credit, Self Directed IRA's, etc... If you are looking for traditional financing, the organizations below specialize in rural land financing.

You can call these organizations to get pre-qualified - establishing a budget is the first step to purchasing land...


Alabama Farm Credit

First South Farm Credit


AgFirst Farm Credit

Alternatively, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers various loan programs. More info here. Once on this page, select "Programs and Services," then "Farm Loan Programs" – you will see many different types of loans…


Self Directed IRA - Real Estate

Have you considered a Self Directed IRA - Real Estate? Did you know that you can invest in land through your self-directed IRA? Limitations exist. Fees are involved. The Self-Directed IRA - Real Estate account is managed through a third party custodian.

The custodial firms below offer these services and have some great background and frequently asked questions on their web sites. Check it out!

Equity Trust Company   Security Trust Company   The Entrust Group   Pensco Trust Company


Tax Free Exchanges

The 1031 Tax Free Exchange code, established by the IRS in 1990, allows an owner to exchange "like kind" real property on a tax free basis.  As with the Self-Directed IRA noted above, execution of this strategy requires a "Qualified Intermediary" to manage the exchange.

Below are Qualified Intermediaries with information, frequently asked questions, etc...

Asset Preservation, Inc  Starker Services


Need a significant tax break?

Check out Conservation Easements

Alabama and Georgia Land Trust

Land Trust Alliance   North American Land Trust   Land Trust of North Alabama

"Gaining Ground: Increasing Conservation Easements in the US South" WRI


Timberland / Rural Property Insurance

Various liabilities, hunt club, standing timber asset protection, etc.

Outdoor Underwriters  AFOA Links


Land as an Investment

National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF)

   Timberland Returns

   Farmland Returns

"Buying Woodland for Fun and Profit" Forbes Magazine, December 2009

"Investing In Timber" InvestmentU


Timber Business / Prices

TimberMart-South  Forest2Market

Timber Tax Info

Timber Industry News


Cost Share Programs

NRCS Cost Share Programs


Forestry and Conservation

American Forest Foundation   American Tree Farm System

Association of Consulting Foresters   Forest Landowners Association

US Department of Agriculture   USDA Farm Service Agency   

US Natural Resources Conservation Service   US Fish and Wildlife Service

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership   The Nature Conservancy

Backyard Conservation by HomeAdvisor


Off-Grid and Renewable Energy Info

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency - Click your state.

Southern Solar Systems

Alabama Solar Association

Georgia Solar Energy Association

Simple Solar Homesteading

Google: small house solar energy system - some great info!

Google: renewable energy tax credits

Georgia - Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015

Georgia - Green Power EMC

Let's Go Solar - Various Solutions, Products, Info, and Resources

Micro Hydro - PowerSpout


REALTORS® Land Institute

The REALTORS® Land Institute was founded in 1944 and is an affiliate organization of the National Association of REALTORS®.

The REALTORS® Land Institute is dedicated to building knowledge, building relationships, and building business for its members — the extraordinary real estate professionals who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage our most precious resource: the land.

Don Ellers, Associate Broker, Southeastern Land Group, earned the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation conferred by the REALTORS® Land Institute in October, 2010.


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Public Land

US Forest Service  US National Parks   BLM


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The Charters of Freedom - From the Archives of the United States.  Please read and pass on the link!

Have you read these lately? - Declaration of Independence  |  Constitution of the United States  |  Bill of Rights

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Land Financing

Alabama Farm Credit

Jimmy Tollison   (256) 812-3193 or


First South Farm Credit

Lex Brown (256) 831-6778 or

Drew Wood (256) 831-6778 or


Conservation Easements - Potential Significant Income Tax Savings

Alabama and Georgia Land Trust


Support Your Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Authority



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Forestry, Farm and Conservation

Alabama Forestry Commission   Alabama Forestry Association

Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee   Farm Service Agency

Natural Resources Conservation Service   Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences

Alabama's Best Management Practices for Forestry (an excellent read & resource document)


Wildlife and Natural Resources

Alabama Department of Natural Resources   US Fish and Wildlife Service - Southeast


Outdoor Magazines

Alabama Outdoor News



Land Financing

AgFirst Farm Credit


Potential Property, Sales, and Significant Income Tax Savings

Georgia Conservation Use Assessment (commonly referred to as the "10 Year Program")

Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption (GATE Program)

Georgia Conservation Easements


Support Your Farmers Markets

Atlanta Farmers Market  Georgia Farmers Markets


Forestry, Farm and Conservation

Georgia Forestry Commission   Georgia Forestry Association

Forest Land Enhancement Program - Cost Share

Farm Service Agency   Natural Resources Conservation Service

UGA - Warnell School of Forestry   UGA Center for Forest Business

Georgia Land Conservation Program


Outdoor Magazines

Georgia Outdoor News


Farm and Ranch

Georgia Department of Agriculture - Publisher of The Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin has served as a medium of exchange for Georgia’s farmers and consumers since its beginning in 1917.


Georgia Floodplain Maps

Georgia Floodplain Maps


Wildlife and Natural Resources

Georgia Department of Natural Resources   US Fish and Wildlife Services