Helpful answers to your most pressing Tillable questions.
Tillable provides access to new farmland by connecting you to landlords outside of your network using the following process:
Nope. Tillable is not an auction platform, and all offers made on the site are blind—meaning farmers can’t see other offers. Landlords will have different motivations when choosing a farmer, which makes your profile very important. (You’ll complete your profile when you create an account.) Criteria like experience, personality or commitment to farming or the local community can often carry more weight than the highest offer.
When a landowner leases their land to Tillable through our Hassle-Free Lease, we use our established process to list the property for rent on our platform. We feel it is important for the market to decide a fair rental price, and this means area farmers should have the opportunity to review and make offers on the farm. Because you’ve already been operating on the land, If you’re interested in continuing to farm it, we encourage you to make an offer on the Tillable platform. When you sign up, create your profile and make an offer, you’ll have the opportunity to highlight your history of farming the land, which can be very valuable. By signing up for Tillable, you’ll also learn about new farmland in your area as it becomes available to rent.</span.
Access to the Tillable platform, browsing and saving farms is free. If you sign a lease and rent a farm through Tillable, a fee of 2% of the gross rent for that farm applies.
Note: you will need to use Chrome, Firefox or Safari (iPhone/iPad) to access Tillable. If you are using a computer that only has Internet Explorer, click on either the Firefox or Google Chrome links to download one of these browsers.
Completing Your Farm Operation Profile
You will receive an email from Tillable Support welcoming you to the platform. Click on Confirm Account to get started on your farm operation profile. Once in the Tillable platform, click on Complete Farm Operation Profile. You may also access your profile and make updates by clicking on your initials or profile picture in the upper right hand corner and clicking on Account Settings, then Profile Settings.
This section asks for more specific information to help landlords understand your farming history, farming practices and tools that you use in your operation.
This section asks for at least one Trade Reference as well as one Bank Reference. You also have the option to add a Landowner Reference. Providing references are required for all farmers that are completing profiles on Tillable and are only viewed by landlords for your farms or farms you make offers on.
Click Finish & Review once you have entered all required fields to complete your profile.
You can review and update your profile anytime. When you’re logged into Tillable, just click your profile photo in the top right corner and select “Account Settings.”
This video is a great starting point. Remember that prior to submitting an offer on any farm, you must fill out your Farm Operation Profile. After that, there are 5 basic steps:
After you submit your offer, wait for the offer deadline to pass. At this point, the landlord will review all offers at once, and begin contacting farmers with whom they would like to continue conversations.
To set up your funding source, click on your initials in the upper right hand corner of the screen and click Account Settings, then Funding Source(s), then the green Add Funding Source button. Note: Tillable uses a third party, Dwolla, to process payments and does not store or have access to any of your personal banking information. Learn more about how your payments are processed.
After clicking Add Funding Source, you will first go through a series of questions to verify your business or personal identity.
Bank Account Verification
Once your identity is verified, you will link your bank account for automatic rent payments by using one of the two options below:
Option 1: Instant Account Verification—Recommended
Option 2: Micro Deposits
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