Iowa Finance Authority

DNR Lease to Beginning Farmer Program

The Iowa Legislature created the DNR Lease to Beginning Farmer Program as a way to provide leasing opportunities to beginning farmers. This program is offered and administered by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). To be eligible to lease the DNR land through this program a Beginning Farmer must be certified as eligible by the Iowa Agricultural Development Division (IADD) of the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA).

The IADD will be accepting Certification Forms until December 1, 2019.  All leases available for rent will be posted on the DNR Realty website later this fall.  Interested farmers should review the details, complete the certification form and contact the listed DNR representative with the leases they are interested in, prior to December 1, 2019.

For more information on the program, please visit the DNR web site or contact their office.

Notice Notice
  • Maximum net worth is $680,590 as of January 1, 2019
Notice Contact


Realty Specialist