Interview 1: Buying Land Using Self Directed IRA

As a former novice land buyer, Don Ellers still remembers the challenges of the process, and he offers great insight on how to “learn the ropes” of land ownership. As you listen, pay special attention to his discussion of using your retirement funds to buy land using Self Directed IRAs. This is a GREAT idea, and way better than watching your retirement dwindle away in the stock market. Greenwood Project with Don Webb … [Read more...]

Forestry Best Management Practices

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Top Ten Truths of Land Ownership

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Top Ten Myths of Land Ownership

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Top Ten Landowner Mistakes

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Ask Us a Question

Let us know what's on your mind. While we strive to provide meaningful and useful information, we recognize that everyone's situation is a little different. Whether you are a landowner, an aspiring land owner, or just dreaming of owning a piece of the great outdoors....we know there are always questions. So....ASK!!  Just enter your question in the comment section below. We'll use our experience (and do some research) to get you the answers, so you can Maximize the Land Ownership Experience. … [Read more...]

Timberland as Part of Your Investment Portfolio

According to the folks at J.P Morgan, investors looking to boost returns, diversify, and participate in green investments may want to look at Timberland.  J.P. Morgan Investment Analytics and Consulting, a division of J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services, conducted an analysis of the company’s performance over the past 22 years.  The study showed that Timberland has provided an annualized return of 14.60% as well as impressive diversification benefits. The following article (which appears on the JP Morgan website) was written by Jeff … [Read more...]

USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Program General Sign-up

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on August 2, 2010 and continue through August 27, 2010. During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general sign-up at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. The 2008 Farm Bill authorized USDA to maintain CRP enrollment up to 32 million acres. Jim Miller, Agriculture Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services, made the announcement on behalf of … [Read more...]

Conservation Buffers

What is a conservation buffer? A conservation buffer is a small strip of land in permanent vegetation that helps to control an environmental problem or concern.  They are typically less expensive to install than other practices which require more engineering and construction.  There are many different types of buffers such as a windbreak which we discussed in a previous article,  shelter belts, field borders,  alley cropping,  areas of shallow water,  living snow fences, contour grass strips, vegetative barriers, and riparian buffers.  Each … [Read more...]

Need Your Feedback

Hey Folks.... About a month ago, we embarked on an ambitious project to redesign the Greenwood Project website to support the goal of providing practical,  down to earth information.  We did so with the following "mission statement" in mind. Greenwoodproject.com is…. An online resource for landowners, aspiring land owners, conservationists, land managers, investors, real estate professionals, and outdoor enthusiasts A place for advice, tips, how-to’s and the latest news and information about land investing, conservation, and the … [Read more...]