Finding Land To Farm provides information about LandLink programs, finding land for sale, tips for finding land, resources for drawing up contracts, and more… Individuals interested in purchasing farmland might also be interested in our Financing (Loans/Grants) Page which provides resources related to funding for land purchases and other needs.
- LandLink programs can be viewed by state, at the bottom of this site. For additional information on LandLink programs visit the International Farm Transition Network (IFTN) at: http://www.farmtransition.org/. These programs “link retirement and farm exit approaches with farm entry strategies. A number of states they have established Farm Link programs (see below) to ‘link’ beginning and retiring farmers.”
- The Center for Rural Affairs Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunities page at: http://www.cfra.org/resources/beginning_farmer has a number of useful ideas and links. Also check out their Farming Opportunities Page at: http://www.cfra.org/renewrural/farm which has information about finding and financing land.
- The Land Stewardship Project’s Farm Beginnings Program also has a resource called Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse Listings which has lists a number of potential land opportunities for new and beginning farmers.
- Visit the USDA-ERS Land Use and Land Tenure page for analysis of farmland prices throughout the country, as well as host of statistical information and research reports related farmland ownership and pricing. http://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-economy/land-use,-land-value-tenure.aspx
- LandsofAmerica.com is the largest rural listing service in the Nation specializing in land for sale.
- LoopNet is a national search engine that allows you to search for farmland real estate listings in any part of the country.
- The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) has a new resource listing farmland for sale/rent, and farmland wanted. The resource is called Land Link-Up.
- Find farmland for sale at LandandFarm.com.
- There is also a free .pdf called Finding Land to Farm: Six Ways to Secure Farmland available on the web.
- A list of rural land for sale in Minnesota and Wisconsin is available at LandBin.
- Legal forms for land contract and statement of deed are available at FindForms.com.
- Goodbye Citylife lists resources for those looking for farmland for sale.
- Agrinuity offers ‘farmland ownership services’.
- Landshare Colorado was started by Colorado Local Sustainability to help connect gardeners, farmers, and ranchers with gardens or agricultural land that is currently not being used. While working on the Rocky Mountain Growers Directory, we have met many new farmers, ranchers, and gardeners who are looking for affordable land to grow their own food. The goal for Landshare Colorado is to help make Colorado land more productive and to make local produce more accessible to all.
- A new website called Shared Earth helps to link farmers and gardeners looking for land, with those who have hand available.
- Check out AgriSeek to search farms for sale by category and location.
- Mother Earth News also lists farms and rural properties for sale. See their current listings at http://www.landsofamerica.com/landsconnector/mother-earth-news/
- Landsale Listings is a website with lots of information about rural land, farms, ranches and more.
- Rodale Institute has a ‘classifieds’ page which lists organic farmland for sale: http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/forsale.
- Friends of Family Farmers now runs a land linking program for farmers in Oregon. Find out more here: http://www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org/?page_id=130
- The New England Small Farms Institute has a Land Resources Page with useful information and publications about strategies for finding land.
- The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Farm Realty Listing Page is a compilation of farm properties that are for sale or rent and that already have the infrastructure in place to raise livestock or that could potentially be modified to raise livestock.
- Kansas Land Brokers specializes in selling agricultural, recreational, hunting and all types of rural land.
- LandLister has rural land and farm real estate listings.
- The following is a State by State listing of Land Link Programs from IFTN:
California: California FarmLink
Connecticut: New England Land Link
Florida: Conservation Trust for Florida Farmlink http://www.floridafarmfinder.org/
Iowa: Beginning Farmer Center
Maine: Maine Farmlink
or New England Land Link
Maryland: Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
Massachusetts: New England Land Link
Minnesota: Land Stewardship Project
Montana: Land Link Montana
Nebraska: The Beginning Farmer Program
http://www.agr.ne.gov Check out “Beginning Farmer” link
New Hampshire: New England Land Link
New Jersey: State Ag Development Committee
New Mexico: Central New Mexico Land Link
New York: NY FarmLink
or New England Land Link
North Carolina: North Carolina Farm Transition Network, Inc.
Oregon: iFarm Oregon
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Farm Link, Inc.
or Center for Farm Transitions
Rhode Island: New England Land Link
Vermont: Family Farm Succession in Vermont
or New England Land Link
Virginia: Virginia Farm Link program