Finding Land to Farm

The Finding Land To Farm page provides information about:

  • Finding land for sale
  • Tips for finding land
  • Resources for drawing up contracts
  • A state-by-state listing of Land-Link programs
  • And more…

Individuals interested in purchasing farmland might also be interested in our Funding (Loans/Grants) Page, which lists resources related to funding land purchases and other needs.

This page is organized into three main sections:

  1. General Resources about finding land to farm, both national and regional.
  2. Land listing services, both national and regional.
  3. LandLink programs by state. LandLink programs “link retirement and farm exit approaches with farm entry strategies.” For additional information on LandLink programs visit the International Farm Transition network (IFTN).

1. General Resources about Finding Land to Farm

2. Land Listing Services

National

  • 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.
  • LandandFarm.com lists farmland for sale.
  • Goodbye Citylife lists resources for those looking for farmland for sale.
  • Shared Earth helps link farmers and gardeners looking for land, with people looking to share their land.
  • AgriSeek allows you to search farms for sale by category and location.
  • Mother Earth News lists farms and rural properties at their Lands for Sale page.
  • Landsale Listings is a website with lots of information about rural land, farms, ranches and more.
  • Rodale Institute’s Farmers Connect forum replaces their former ‘classifieds’ page.
  • LandLister has rural land and farm real estate listings.

Regional & State

3. The following is a State by State listing of Land Link Programs

This listing is adapted from the listing of network participants in the International Farm Transition Network.

California: California FarmLink
http://www.californiafarmlink.org

Connecticut: Connecticut FarmLink
www.farmlink.uconn.edu 

Florida: Florida Farm Finder
http://floridafarmfinder.org

Iowa: Beginning Farmer Center
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/bfc/

Maine: Maine Farmlink
http://www.mainefarmlink.org

or New England Land Link
http://www.smallfarm.org/

Maryland: Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
http://www.eslc.org

Massachusetts: New England Land Link
http://www.smallfarm.org/

Minnesota: Land Stewardship Project
http://www.landstewardshipproject.org

Montana: Land Link Montana
http://www.missoulacfac.org/landlinkmontana.html

Nebraska: The Beginning Farmer Program
http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/beg_farmer/index.html

New Hampshire: New England Land Link
http://www.smallfarm.org/

New Jersey: State Ag Development Committee
http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/sadc/farmlink/

New Mexico: Central New Mexico Land Link
http://www.mrcog-nm.gov/local-food/land-link

New York: NY FarmLink
http://www.newyorkfarmlink.org/

or New England Land Link
http://www.smallfarm.org/

North Carolina: North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture
http://www.ncagr.gov/paffairs/agreview/index.htm

Ohio: The Countryside Conservancy
www.cvcountryside.org

Oregon: iFarm Oregon
http://www.ifarmoregon.org

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Farm Link, Inc.
http://www.pafarmlink.org/

or Center for Farm Transitions
http://www.iplantofarm.com

Rhode Island: New England Land Link
http://www.smallfarm.org/

Vermont: Family Farm Succession in Vermont
http://www.uvm.edu/farmtransfer/

or New England Land Link
http://www.smallfarm.org/

Virginia: Virginia Farm Link program
http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/preservation/program.shtml

Washington: Washington FarmLink
http://farmlink.cascadeharvest.org/

Wisconsin: Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)
http://mosesorganic.org/farming/land-link-up/