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


  • 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 to farm
  • 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

Connecticut: Connecticut FarmLink 

Florida: Florida Farm Finder

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

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 Dept. of Agriculture

Ohio: The Countryside Conservancy

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

Washington: Washington FarmLink

Wisconsin: Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)