Land Management Services

Planning and Development

Today's small to medium size Midwestern farms are improving their land stewardship through integrated land management. Although these farms' history may include crop rotation and erosion control, most planning and utilization of land resources has been based primarily upon immediate economic need.

In addition, land ownership is shifting from traditional farming families to individuals with suburban backgrounds and lifestyles. Responsible care and good land stewardship presents formidable challenges for these new land owners.

Effective land management begins with assessment of individual and family goals. These include economic, educational, recreational, and retirement needs. In some cases, landowner resource needs are purely recreational and may require only cosmetic changes; others may require more in-depth wildlife and aquatic resource management. Other owners may want to augment income with agricultural land uses while preserving the overall health and ecology of their land and wildlife.

Alternatively, farmers and gardeners may want to introduce more intensive practices such as permaculture and certified organic crop production. In the past decade, these practices have become the basis of new agricultural ventures such as community supported agriculture (CSA) and farm-to-market produce marketing. Other applications have included conservation programs for riparian, prairie and woodland restoration.

Vajra Land Management offers a range of services from estate planning to contract land development and management:

Farmstead Estate Planning:

Land Resource Assessment:

Assessment of Agriculture Potential and Economic Development:

Contract Services: