Founded in 2007

Square O Consulting, LLC is an agriculture and natural resources consulting business focused on delivering services to landowners, nonprofits and other organizations in the Southeastern United States. 

A Life and Career on the Land

James and Isabelle Ford have a long history of working with landowners throughout the rural south. James is a fourth-generation farmer with more than 38 years of experience. He worked his way up the ranks in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). James has decades of experience working with landowners and building relationships with agencies and organizations throughout the Southeast region.

Isabelle is an engineer with 31 years of experience working with state and local governments specializing in land use regulations, module design and training.  Having a keen understanding of the needs and desires in rural communities, the Fords'desire is to leverage the experience they have to uplift people and their circumstances in the rural south.


Square O Consulting has a staff of adjunct professionals with decades of experience which make the firm uniquely qualified to help landowners manage complex and controversial issues in agriculture and natural resources.

We provide caring and special services to underserved and beginning farmers to help them maneuver through issues and programs with USDA.

Our Mission

Our mission is to work in rural communities to help small and beginning farmers build wealth through agriculture and natural resources.

No farmer should feel helpless when it comes to protecting assets and building generational wealth.
— James Ford, CEO

What We've Achieved

  • Developed a Plain English Guide for Beginning Farmers