Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse

Are you a beginning farmer looking to rent or purchase farmland in the Midwest? Or are you an established farmer/landowner in the Midwest who is seeking a beginning farmer to purchase or rent your land, or to work with in a partnership situation?

The Land Stewardship Project’s Farm Beginnings program has simple application forms available for people seeking farmland or farmers. (You can find the forms to the left).

Once the form is filled out, the information can be circulated by LSP via the Land Stewardship Letter, LIVE-WIRE and through our various networks. To obtain a form and for more information, e-mail LSP’s Dori Eder at dori@landstewardshipproject.org or call 612-578-4497.

Listings included on this web page will be removed after 90 days. If you would like the listing to be renewed after 90 days, please e-mail Brian DeVore at bdevore@landstewardshipproject.org.

Here are the latest Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse listings:

Farmland for Rent: Southeastern Minnesota

Dan Hoffman has for rent 6.8 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Mower County (near Dexter). The land has not been sprayed for several years and tile drainage was recently installed every 40 feet. There is a shed and a house. Contact: Dan Hoffman, 507-421-7167. (Added 4/28/17)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Southeastern Minnesota

Brenna Mosser is seeking farm work experience in southeastern Minnesota. Mosser is a crew leader for the Conservation Corps, has worked harvesting grapes and has gardening experience. Mosser is particularly interested in gaining experience with wholesale vegetable production. Contact: Brenna Mosser, e-mail. (Added 4/28/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: North-Central Iowa

Adam Kahler is seeking to rent 1-300 acres of tillable farmland in north-central Iowa's Kossuth County. No house is required. Contact: Adam Kahler, 515-341-6035, e-mail. (Added 4/28/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Derek Silewski is seeking to purchase farmland in Minnesota. Land with a barn and a house is preferred. Contact: Derek Silewski, 701-520-0848. (Added 4/25/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: East-Central Minnesota

Jeremy is seeking to purchase 10-100 acres of tillable farmland in east-central Minnesota's Wright County. He and his family are currently raising hay and row crops near Buffalo, Minn., and would like to expand their small operation on a conservative basis. Contact: Jeremy, 763-442-4793. (Added 4/24/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Twin Cities Region

Lorrie Ogren is seeking to purchase 1+ acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin in close proximity to the Twin Cities region. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has water and a house is preferred. Contact: Lorrie Ogren, 505-795-0468 (call or text), e-mail. (Added 4/24/17)

Seeking Farmer: Northeastern Minnesota

Kathleen Anderson is seeking a farmer to join her operation in northeastern Minnesota's St. Louis County (near Brimson). Currently .5 acre is under cultivation in vegetables, but more acreage could be added; there are several small greenhouses. Anderson does not use chemicals, but the land is not certified organic. No experience required. Housing, food and a small stipend available. Contact: Kathleen Anderson, 218-848-2442, e-mail. (Added 4/24/17)

Seeking Farmer: Twin Cities Region

Dorie Grimes is seeking a farmer to farm 4-5 tillable acres in Minnesota's Chisago County near the Twin Cities. The land has not been sprayed for at least five years. No housing is available. Contact: Dori Grimes, e-mail. (Added 4/24/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Luke Tully is seeking to purchase 40-80 acres of farmland in Wisconsin. Land with pasture and a house is preferred. Contact: Luke Tully, e-mail. (Added 4/24/17)

Farmland for Sale: Northwestern Minnesota

Diane Webb has for sale a 30-acre berry, herb and vegetable farm in northwestern Minnesota's Otter Tail County. Ten acres is tillable and there are two season extension buildings: a 30 x 100 greenhouse and a 30 x 96 high tunnel. There is also a building that was erected as a storefront and it has a walk-in cooler, a three-compartment stainless steel sink and other amenities related to specialty crop farming. More information is here. Contact: Diane Webb, 218-640-3276. (Added 4/24/17)

Farmland for Sale: Southwestern Michigan

Tammy has for sale 118 acres of farmland in southwestern Michigan's Allegan County. The land consists of forest, a 5-inch drilled well and a 56 x 100 pole barn with started living quarters that have been spray foamed. The asking price is $9,000 per acre. Tammy, 616-405-1533. (Added 4/24/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southwestern Ohio

Mark Holland is seeking to purchase a minimum of 10 acres of farmland in southwestern Ohio. Land with pasture, barn and storage is preferred. No house is required. Fencing would be great, but is not a deal breaker. Contact: Mark Holland, e-mail. (Added 4/24/17)

Seeking Farmwork Experience: Twin Cities Region

Jordan Saiz is seeking farmwork experience in Minnesota's Twin Cities region. He has a bachelor's degree in environmental studies and works as an arborist. He has been educated in ag-related fields for about five years and is interested in getting experience with sustainable wholesale vegetable production. Contact: Jordan Saiz, 806-239-2090, e-mail. (Added 4/24/17)

Organic Farmland for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Knelly Dettinger has for sale a 10-acre certified organic farm in Minnesota's Dakota County near the Twin Cities. There is 80,000-square-feet of greenhouse space, 2 acres open tillable land, irrigation and a compliant septic system. There is also a packing shed facility, warehouse facility and a two-bedroom home. Across the road 116 acres of tillable organic land is also available. The asking price is $599,000. Contact: Knelly Dettinger, 507-272-0526, e-mail. (Added 4/21/17)

Organic Farmland for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Knelly Dettinger has for sale a 121-acre certified organic farm in Minnesota's Dakota County near the Twin Cities. There is an irrigation well, spray buffer plantings and a 5-acre homesite. With the exception of the 5-acre homesite, the land is in a permanent agricultural easement. There is a large pole shed for packing or machinery; there is no house. The asking price is $754,000. Contact: Knelly Dettinger, 507-272-0526. (Added 4/21/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: North-Central Ohio

Brock Goodman is seeking to rent 20 or more acres of tillable farmland in north-central Ohio (Morrow, Marion, Crawford or Delaware County). No house is necessary. Contact: Brock Goodman, 567-876-9035, e-mail. (Added 4/21/17)

Farmland for Sale: Western Minnesota

Tim and Karen Burdock have 10 acres of farmland for sale in western Minnesota's Big Stone County. The land has not been sprayed for several years and there is a small fenced pasture. The land is on an 80-acre shallow pond and about 30 additional pasture acres are available. There is an older pond that is in good shape and that has water and electricity. There is also a pole barn with electricity, as well as two garages, one with electricity. A house is available. The asking price is $100,000. Contact: Tim and Karen Burdock, 320-305-0970, e-mail. (Added 4/18/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Western Minnesota

Eric LaCanne is seeking to purchase 80 acres of farmland in western Minnesota's Renville County. His goal is to develop a no-till operation that utilizes no chemicals to control weeds. Land with pasture is preferred; no house is required. A contract for deed wold be a plus. Contact: Eric LaCanne, e-mail. (Added 4/18/17)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Twin Cities Region

Zoe Craig is seeking work experience on a farm within an hour's drive of Minneapolis, Minn. Craig has worked on several farms, and interned on the Women's Environmental Institute farm in North Branch, Minn. Craig currently works at Renewing the Countryside and Midwest Mountaineering. Craig is particularly interested in getting experience with wholesale vegetable production and orchard management, as well as berries and bees. Contact: Zoe Craig, 406-600-6628, e-mail. (Added 4/18/17)

Seeking Farmer: West-Central Illinois

Rebecca Fischer is seeking a farmer for her 10-acre operation in west-central Illinois's Hancock County. The farm does not use chemicals and Fischer has beehives and raises chickens. The farm has growing areas for fruits and vegetables. Fischer is seeking someone who knows how to grow food, tend chickens, mow grass and do general maintenance. The pay is a small food allowance and housing. Contact: Rebecca Fischer, 217-592-2383. (Added 4/18/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northeastern Ohio

Stephanie Kowalczyk is seeking to purchase 30-100 acres of farmland in northeastern Ohio. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has pasture and a house is preferred. Fencing and an outbuilding suitable for goats and sheep is also preferred. Contact: Stephanie Kowalczyk, e-mail. (Added 4/18/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northern Illinois

Sandy is seeking to purchase 1+ acres of farmland in northern Illinois (DeKalb, McHenry or Kane County). Land with fencing and a house is preferred. Contact: Sandy, e-mail. (Added 4/17/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southwestern Missouri

Britnie and Rusty Underwood are seeking to rent 50 acres of farmland in southwestern Missouri. A farm set up for dairying is required. Pastureland and a house are preferred. A barn for wintering and land that has been previously certified organic preferred, but not required. Contact: Britnie or Rusty Underwood, 903-513-8077, e-mail. (Added 4/14/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Western Michigan

Melissa Drenchen is seeking to purchase 10-20 or more acres of farmland in western Michigan. No house is required. Contact: Melissa Drenchen, 616-303-0108 (please leave a message). (Added 4/13/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southwestern Missouri

Camellia Rubottom is seeking to purchase 10 acres of farmland in southwestern Missouri (Springfield area). Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has forest, a water source and electricity is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Camellia Rubottom, e-mail. (Added 4/13/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Twin Cities Region

Jeffrey Albert Wald is seeking to purchase 2-20 acres or more of farmland in the southeast region of Minnesota's Twin Cities (Cottage Grove, Afton or Hastings area). Mixed-use land is preferable, with some trees, pasture and cropland desired. At least one outbuilding would be preferred. A house is required, but it can be a fixer-upper. Contact: Jeffrey Albert Wald, 651-276-4583, e-mail. (Added 4/12/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Ohio

Claire is seeking to purchase or have a lifelong lease on 30-100 acres of farmland in Ohio. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has pasture, fencing, a barn and a house is preferred. Claire is looking to move within the next two years. Contact: Claire, 513-608-6585. (Added 4/7/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Twin Cities Region

Andy is seeking to purchase 5-20 acres of tillable farmland in the Twin Cities, Minn., region. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has access to water is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Andy, e-mail. (Added 4/5/17)

Farmland for Sale: Southeastern Minnesota

Linda Hutchinson has for sale 19.5 acres (12 tillable) in southeastern Minnesota's Dodge County. The land includes pasture, fencing and water, and has not been sprayed for several years. The house is a teardown. The property is located between Highways 30 and 56, between Rochester and Austin. The price is negotiable. Contact: Linda Hutchinson, e-mail, 651-214-1853. (Added 4/4/17)

Farmland for Rent: Northern Illinois

Robert Tang has for rent 5.5 tillable acres in northern Illinois's Dekalb County. The land has not been sprayed for several years and there is a 30 x 39 pole barn and a house available. The price range is $5,000-$8,000. Contact: Robert Tang, 630-881-6633, e-mail. (Added 4/4/17)

Farmland for Rent: Twin Cities Region

Andy has for rent 18 acres of tillable farmland in Rice County, near Minnesota's Twin Cities. The land is fertile and suitable for growing vegetables, fruits and flowers; there are no outbuildings or a house. It is near the town of Webster and has easy access to Interstate 35 (it is 40 minutes from Minneapolis/Saint Paul and 20 minutes from the southern suburbs). Contact: Andy, 612-504-9135 (text), farmland.rice@gmail.com. (Added 4/3/17)

Farmland for Rent: Twin Cities Region

Eric has for rent 5-10 acres of farmland in Chisago County, near Minnesota's Twin Cities. There is a tree nursery on the farm, which includes pasture. The soil ranges from sandy to peat. It has been spot-sprayed to control perennial weeds, but no other pesticides have been applied for over eight years. There is storage available, as well as water and electricity; no house is available. The rent fee is negotiable; Eric is open to ideas for the farm. Contact: Eric, 651-208-1473, e-mail. (Added 4/3/17)

Seeking Farmer: Southeastern Minnesota

Craig David is seeking a farmer who would be interested in shared or partnered pasture for sheep or beef. He has 50 acres of rolling pasture available in southeastern Minnesota's Wabasha County (Hyde Park Township). The pastures have been in CRP for many years; most acres are covered in brome grass. There is no barn or house; water is a possibility. David has little farming experience and is interested in a long-term partnership involving grass-fed livestock or a possible mix of fruit trees and livestock. He is open to ideas for sustainable, organic agricultural use of the land. Contact: Craig David, 651-227-6386, e-mail. (Added 3/30/17)

Farmland for Rent: Northern Ohio

Mark Hausman has for rent 223 acres (or any part) in northern Ohio (near Medina). The land has not been sprayed for several years and it consists of a bank barn and sheds; no house is available. The rental fee would be on a sliding scale. Contact: Mark Hausman, e-mail. (Added 3/30/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Girard Goder is seeking to rent 1 tillable acre of farmland in the Twin Cities, Minn., region (Hennepin County) for vegetable and flower production. No house is required. Contact: Girard Goder, e-mail. (Added 3/27/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Vince Peters is seeking to rent 1-2 acres of farmland in the Twin Cities, Minn., region. Peters is interested in raising poultry and land with sheds/building sites, fencing, water and electricity is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Vince Peters, 651-983-7563, e-mail. (Added 3/27/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Michigan

Jason is seeking to purchase 1-5 acres of tillable farmland in southeastern Michigan (Flat Rock area). No house is required. Contact: Jason, 313-585-7787. (Added 3/27/17)

Seeking Farmer: Northeastern Minnesota

Andy is seeking part-time/full-time farmers to work on his certified organic vegetable farm in northeastern Minnesota's Pine County (near Willow River) during the 2017 growing season. The farm is 10 acres and duties would include greenhouse maintenance, planting, watering, harvesting, packing and delivering. Housing and food provided. People with experience would be given preference, but an internship/apprenticeship would be considered. Pay is based on experience. Contact: Andy, e-mail. (Added 3/22/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

David Rosenberg is seeking to rent farmland in Minnesota. Land with pasture and outbuildings such as a barn and chicken shed, as well as a house, is preferred. Contact: David Rosenberg, 320-859-6402, e-mail. (Added 3/22/17)

Apple Orchard for Sale: Northwestern Wisconsin

Joshua has for sale a 2-5 acre section of an apple orchard in northwestern Wisconsin (between Menomonie and Spring Valley; one hour from the Minneapolis airport). There are no buildings on-site. The orchard was planted in 1968 and it is on a ridge top with an east-to-west orientation; trees are in various stages of life and health (it sat idle for 19 years). There are wide alley-ways between trees and good grass for grazing. He is willing to work with beginning farmers/ homesteaders or landowners, and is willing to do a land contract. If he sold 5 acres outright, the price would be $25,000; if the land was sold with a land contract, the price would be $30,000 and buyer would have five years to pay off the contract (a down payment of $7,000-$10,000 would be required). Contact: Joshua, e-mail, 715-505-5629. (Added 3/22/17)

Seeking Grazier: Southeastern Michigan

Larry Niec is seeking a grazier for a 430-acre pasture farm in southeastern Michigan's Genesee County (near Clio). He has 5-wire perimeter fence with 1-wire lane poly wire fence and step-in post fence to make 82, 5-acre paddocks with unimproved lanes. There are also 1.25-inch water lines to each paddock. The fee is $1.50 per head, per day, and the land would be available from May to October or November. Contact: Larry Niec, 810-444-4383. (Added 3/22/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Ohio

William Cokeley is seeking farmland to rent. Land with a house is preferred. Contact: William Cokeley, 937-397-0250. (Added 3/22/17)

Seeking Farmer: Central Minnesota

Mike Sharp is seeking a farm partner or partners interested in raising vegetables for market and in helping to lay the groundwork for an expanded enterprise on a 38-acre farm in central Minnesota (near St. Cloud). Sharp primarily grows vegetables and did run a small CSA a number of years ago. Ten acres are tillable; there are 7 acres in mixed grasses that have not been sprayed in over 10 years. He has a small tractor, barn, equipment, etc.; some rustic housing options are possible. The long-term goal is to sell into the greater St. Cloud area. Sharp is looking for some creative ideas; profit sharing available. Contact: Mike Sharp, msharp@cloudnet.com. (Added 3/20/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southern Ohio

Grant McDermott is seeking to rent 50 or more tillable acres of farmland in southern Ohio's Clinton, Fayette or Highland County. No house is required. Contact: Grant McDermott, 937-302-8877, Gmcderm1@gmail.com. (Added 3/20/17)

Seeking Farmer: Southwestern Wisconsin

Harmony Valley Farm in southwestern Wisconsin's Vernon County is seeking a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) coordinator. The farm is seeking someone with experience in customer service and who is detail oriented, as well as interested in good food, organic vegetables and farming. This is a full-time, year- round position that includes a variety of tasks, including customer service, data entry, social media, promotions and more. Contact: Harmony Valley Farm. (Added 3/19/17)

Seeking Farmer: Southeastern Minnesota

Sarah Miles is seeking a farmer to help with daily chores and projects such as fencing, shed construction, landscaping and product development on a 4-acre farm in southeastern Minnesota's Winona County (near Lewiston). The operation currently consists of a 200+ laying operation. The long-term goal is to make the farm a permaculture operation; it has not been sprayed in at least four years. Housing, some meals and monthly pay provided. Contact: Sarah Miles, 507-452-1056, e-mail. (Added 3/17/17)

Farmland for Rent: Northwestern Wisconsin

Parker Ogburn has for rent 6.48 acres of tillable farmland in northwestern Wisconsin's St. Croix County (near Roberts). The fields are surrounded by wild lands and Ogburn is transitioning them from conventional farming this year. There is water and electricity at the barn, which is several hundred feet from the fields. There is a 95 x 50 pole barn, which can be locked, and in which some equipment can be stored. No housing is available. The rental fee is negotiable. Contact: Parker Ogburn, 541-610-2352. (Added 3/17/17)

Seeking Farmer: Southeastern Minnesota

Sarah Joy Wexler-Mann is seeking a farmer for Sweet 16 Farm, a new agri-tourism operation in southeastern Minnesota's Houston County. Sweet 16 grows produce and flowers, which it sells at its on-farm farm stand. It also maintains a one-third acre hop yard and a 19-hole disc golf course. The farm has not been sprayed for seven years; it uses chemical-free methods but is not certified organic. The farmer is needed for the 2017 growing season (April-October), and the pay is $9 per hour; no housing is provided. More information on the position is here. Contact: Sarah Joy Weller-Mann, 507-864-2260, e-mail. (Added 3/16/17)

Vegetable Farm for Sale: Northwestern Minnesota

Mark and Diane Boen have for sale Bluebird Gardens, a CSA vegetable operation in northwestern Minnesota's Ottertail County (near Fergus Falls). The farm consists of 205 acres and it will be auctioned in eight tracts April 6-7, 2017. A wide variety of vegetable production equipment and facilities will also be for sale during the auction. Contact: United Country Aasness Auctioneers. (Added 3/15/17)

Seeking Farmer: Northern Ohio

Mark Hausman is seeking farmers/gardeners/chefs for an operation in northern Ohio's Medina County. One to 220 acres is available. Beef, sheep, corn, oats and soybeans have been raised on the property since the 1950s. No spray has been used; manure was spread on the fields several years ago. No housing is available. Contact: Mark Hausman, 330-612-2985. (Added 3/15/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: East-Central Minnesota

David Gongoll is seeking to rent 150-300 acres of tillable farmland in east-central Minnesota's Carver County. Land with field tile is preferred; no house is required. Contact: David Gongoll, 612-849-8125, Gongolldavid@gmail.com. (Added 3/13/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northeastern Iowa

Nick is seeking to rent tillable farmland in northeastern Iowa's Blackhawk County. No house is required. Contact: Nick, 319-215-9290. (Added 3/11/17)

Farmland for Rent: Northwestern Ohio

Maple Lane Farm has for rent 223 acres (or any part of it, from 1 acre to 200 acres) in northwestern Ohio. The land has not been sprayed for several years and it is a 30-minute drive from Cleveland and a 20-minute drive from Akron. There is rolling land, flat fields, a 3-acre lake and many trees in a woodlot. There is also a barn, tractor shed and other storage buildings; no house is available. Contact: Mark Hausman, armi601@aol.com. (Added 3/10/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Midwest

Jonathan Bell is seeking to rent 10-25 acres of farmland in the Midwest. Land with pasture, a house and the has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Contact: Jonathan Bell, 253-905-1916, Jpbell66@gmail.com. (Added 3/8/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Twin Cities Region

Carlos Quezada Hoffman is seeking to purchase at least 6 acres of farmland in the Twin Cities, Minn., region (Dakota, Scott, Carver or Hennepin County). Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Carlos Quezada Hoffman, 612 237-4816, quesoque@gmail.com. (Added 3/6/17)

Farmland for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Dudley Parkinson has for sale 15 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin's St. Croix County, 35 miles east of Minnesota's Twin Cities. The land consists of pasture and woods, and has not been sprayed since at least 1987. There is a traditional dairy barn with a newer metal roof, heated shop, plumbing/electrical, and attached three-stall horse barn. There is also some fencing with three small corrals. There is a farmhouse with a two-car garage (the farmhouse is currently used as a duplex). The asking price is $175,000. Contact: Dudley Parkinson, 715-377-5560, dudleyparkinson@me.net. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Central Minnesota

Jeremiah Peterson is seeking to purchase 7-40 acres of farmland in central Minnesota's Morrison County. Land with a house and at least one outbuilding that's not a garage is preferred. Contact: Jeremiah Peterson, Jpeterson@veteranvalorfarm.org. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmer: Northwestern Wisconsin

Sleepy Root Farm in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County is seeking individuals (or couples) to help produce vegetables for its 200-member CSA during the 201 growing season. The 20-acre farm uses sustainable, chemical-free practices, and will be eligible for organic certification in 2018. Experience desired, but not required. On-farm housing is available. Pay starts at $8-$10 per hour, depending on experience. A full job description is here. Contact: Heather or Brandon Wiarda, 715-607-1096, sleepyrootfarm@gmail.com. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: South-Central Wisconsin

Claire and Tadhg are seeking to purchase 10-15 acres of farmland in south-central Wisconsin's Dane County. Water, outbuildings and a house on the property would be good, but are not a necessity. Contact: Claire and Tadhg, 262-366-6452, cberezowitz@wisc.edu. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northeastern Iowa

Briana Eickhoff is seeking to purchase 10+ acres of farmland in northeastern Iowa's Dubuque County (or surrounding counties). Eickhoff prefers land with timber and water, but it's no required. No outbuilding or a house are required; an abandoned farm or one otherwise in need of cleanup work is welcome. Contact: Briana Eickhoff, bs3519_00@hotmail.com, or 515-708-3501 (call or text). (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Missouri

Deanna L. Creek is seeking to purchase 1 acre of farmland in Missouri. Land with pasture, water, fencing and a house is preferred. Contact: Deanna L. Creek, 816-372-8938, deannacreek@yahoo.com. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Missouri

Alisha Griffin is seeking to purchase 6 acres of farmland in Missouri. Land with a house is preferred. Contact: Alisha Griffin, 816-558-5906, Avgriffin23@gmail.com. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: East-Central Kansas

TR Ralston is seeking to rent a .25 acres of tillable farmland in east-central Miami County, Kan. Land with water and fencing is preferred; no house is required. Contact: TR Ralston, trralston@insight.rr.com, 614- 432-9146 (text). (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Michigan

Kiara Patterson is seeking to purchase 100 acres of farmland in southeastern Michigan's Wayne or Washtenaw County. Land with forest and water is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Kiara Patterson, Kiarajpatterson@gmail.com. (Added 3/6/17)

Farmland for Sale: Southwestern Michigan

Andrew Snyder has for sale 5 acres of farmland in southwestern Michigan (near Wayland). Contact: Andrew Snyder, another.aceinthehole@icloud.com. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Michigan

Anthony Travis is seeking rent tillable farmland in Michigan. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a house is preferred. Contact: Anthony Travis, 248-825-6245. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southwestern Nebraska

Alex Sandberg is seeking to rent tillable farmland acres in the area of southwestern Nebraska's Sutherland County. No house is necessary. Contact: Alex Sandberg, 308-386-8207, alexlsandbergnwu@gmail.com. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: East-Central Missouri

H. Stephens is seeking to purchase 8-15 acres of farmland in east-central Missouri's St. Louis County. Land with pasture, a house, electricity, gas and gravel or paved roads in the vicinity is preferred. Contact: H. Stephens, 314-486-6900, Hasco1stl@gmail.com. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northeastern Ohio

Alan Smith is seeking to purchase 40-100 acres of farmland in northeastern Ohio. No house is required. Use restrictions, subdivision restrictions and deed restrictions are acceptable. Contact: Alan Smith, s15317@yahoo.com. (Added 3/6/17)

Farmland for Sale: Southwestern Ohio

L Yarrish has for sale 13.71 acres of farmland in southwestern Ohio's Hamilton County. The land has not been sprayed for several years and it consists of two large, flat fields, woods and a creek. Outbuildings include a barn and a concrete block shed (with lockable section and electricity). There is a ranch-style house. The asking price is $180,000. Contact: L Yarrish, ley11383@aol.com. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southwestern Ohio

Shalom Keller is seeking to purchase 5 acres of farmland in southwestern Ohio (Cincinnati area). Land with a house is preferred. Contact: Shalom Keller, 513-609-6368. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Southwestern Ohio

Shalom Keller is seeking farm work experience in southwestern Ohio (within 45 minutes of Cincinnati). Keller has five years of college experience. Contact: Shalom Keller, 513-609-6368. (Added 3/6/17)

Seeking Farmer: West-Central Minnesota

The Land Stewardship Project is seeking a farmer to rent a 57-acre field in west-central Minnesota near Chokio, beginning in the 2018 growing season. The field has been in corn and soybean production and LSP is seeking a beginning/family farmer who will transition it to organic and/or livestock production with a continuous living cover system that provides wildlife habitat and builds the soil. There is the potential for access to contiguous acres. Contact: George Boody, LSP, 612-722-6377. (Added 2/26/17)

Farmland for Sale: Northwestern Wisconsin

Marilee Fleming has for sale 27+ acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County (near Turtle Lake). The land has pasture and has not been sprayed for several years. Ten acres are fenced and have been used to raise small livestock. There is a garden, asparagus patch, raspberry patch, rhubarb patch and mint patch. There are also apple trees, crab apple trees and maple trees (over 200 are tapped); the property comes with a sugar shack and a maple syrup extractor. There are also butternut trees, chokecherry trees, as well as oak, ash and poplar. There is also a barn, heated shop, metal shop and several other buildings, as well as a house. The asking price is $189,000. Contact: Marilee Fleming, fleming@amerytel.net. (Added 2/17/17)

Seeking Farmer: Northwestern Wisconsin

Sweet Top Farm is seeking an individual (or couple) to help produce sustainably-grown vegetables for its CSA farm members and farmers' market customers during the 2017 growing season. This is a part-time position, although two nearby farms—Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm (redcloverherbal@gmail.com) and Sleepy Root Farm (sleepyrootfarm@gmail.com)—are seeking part-time employees as well if you want to add hours. The 4-acre farm uses sustainable, chemical-free practices, but is not currently certified organic. Applicants should be organized, self-motivated and detail-oriented. Experience desired, but not required. No housing is available. The pay starts at $8 per hour. A full job description is available. Contact: Megan or Adam Greeson, 507-923-6251, sweettopfarm@gmail.com. (Added 2/17/17)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: East-Central Minnesota

Jody Brosko is seeking farm work experience in east-central Minnesota (Elk River/Ostego area). Brooks is currently an assistant manager in a grocery department, and is a graduate of the Land Stewardship Project's Farm Beginnings course and completed a CSA farm internship with the Women's Environmental Institute. Brosko has worked at two garden centers and has raised vegetables, herbs and flowers for a farmers' market. Brosko is particularly interested in learning about cover-cropping and raising chickens. Contact: Jody Brosko, 763-898-6896, Pinkylapelle@gmail.com. (Added 2/17/17)

Farmland for Rent: Southeastern Michigan

B. Saxe has for rent 26 tillable acres in southeastern Michigan's Genesee County (near Fenton). The land was in corn and soybeans; it has been fallow for four years with no chemicals used. No house is available. Contact: B. Saxe, 810-234-9194. (Added 2/16/17)

Seeking Farmland in Michigan

Mazin Mikho is seeking to purchase 20-200 acres of farmland in Michigan. Land with pasture and a house is preferred. Contact: Mazin Mikho, 586-438-8682. (Added 2/16/17)

Farmland for Sale: Western Wisconsin

Eric Pierson has for sale farmland in western Wisconsin's Dunn County (near Colfax). Pierson is selling his unit in the seven-family Cherrystone Association, founded in 1974. Owners' homes are widely scattered across 311 mostly-wooded acres on a dead end road. The land includes 18 tillable acres, 11 acres pasture, and one-third of a share of a 2005 Kubota tractor with bucket, blade and mower. There is a house, two-car garage, guest cabin, 400-bale capacity hay barn and a tractor storage shed. The asking price is $125,000, depending on details. Contact: Eric Pierson, Eric Pierson, piersoneric222@gmail.com. (Added 2/13/17)

Farmland for Sale: Southwestern Minnesota

Bill Brandt has for sale 14.68 acres of farmland in southwestern Minnesota's Jackson County (near Lakefield). There is a a hog barn with the capacity to farrow/finish or finish 1,000+ head, a cattle barn, hay storage/calving pens, three greenhouses (all heated and ventilated), a new wash/refrigeration/storage vegetable building, machine shed, four grain bins with 4,0000+ grain storage/dryer, two large feedlots with 100+ cattle capacity, cattle sorting tub, lambing barn, two wells and a newer house, with additional acres available to rent. More information is available here. Brandt is looking at a succession plan. Contact: Bill Brandt, brandtgardens@gmail.com. (Added 2/13/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: SE MN, W WI, NE Iowa

Koby Hagen is seeking to purchase 1+ acres of tillable farmland in southeastern Minnesota, western Wisconsin or northeastern Iowa. Hagen is looking to grow seed this year. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a shed, fencing and house is preferred. If it is a rental, Hagen would be willing to turn it into a long-term commitment. Contact: Koby Hagen, kobyjh@gmail.com, 612-791-7687. (Added 2/12/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Central Ohio

Shara LaFave is seeking to rent 10+ acres of farmland in central Ohio's Delaware or Franklin County. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has fencing and outbuildings would be a plus, but is not a necessity. Contact: Shara LaFave, sharalafave@wowway.com. (Added 2/12/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southwestern Iowa

Dennis Wimmer is seeking to rent 50-200 acres of tillable farmland in southwestern Iowa's Union County. He would like to transition it to organic if it is not already certified organic. No house is required. Contact: Dennis Wimmer, 641-278-0735, denny@wimmerfarms.com. (Added 2/9/17)

Seeking Farmer: Northwestern Wisconsin

Cherry Tree House Mushrooms is seeking an assistant farm manager. Cherry Tree House Mushrooms is a certified organic farm in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County (90 minutes from the Twin Cities) that specializes in log-grown shiitake and other mushrooms, as well as mushroom foods. The farm consists of 38 acres and 5,000 mushroom logs. The assistant farm manager will help with mushroom production and farm upkeep. The assistant farm manager will also run a Sunday farmers' market booth. The pay is $8-$12 per hour, depending on skill and experience; housing is included. More information is here. Contact: Jeremy McAdams, 612-205-8599, cherrytreehousemushrooms@gmail.com. (Added 2/8/17)

Farmland for Rent: Southeastern Minnesota

Andy has for rent 18 tillable acres in southeastern Minnesota's Rice County (near Webster). The land is suitable for growing vegetables; it's a 35-minute drive to Minneapolis-St. Paul, and a 20-minute drive to southern Twin Cities Metro area farmers' markets. There is no house. The asking price is $100 per acre. Contact: Andy, farmland.rice@gmail.com. (Added 2/8/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Midwest

Rosemary Rowe is seeking to purchase farmland in the Midwest. Land with forest, water, a shop, a house and access to a main road is preferred. Contact: Rosemary Rowe, 503-507-4969. (Added 2/8/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northwestern Iowa, Southwestern MN

Kirk Radtke is seeking purchase 40+ acres of tillable farmland in northwestern Iowa or southwestern Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: 515-460-2201, kradtke314@yahoo.com. (Added 2/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Twin Cities Region

Caitlin Barnhart is seeking to purchase 1-5 acres of farmland in Hennepin or Washington County in Minnesota's Twin Cities region. Land with pasture and that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. A fence with a water hook-up would be good. A chicken coop, greenhouse or high tunnel, as well as a pack house, would be nice, but not essential; no house is required. Contact: Caitlin Barnhart, Barnh034@umn.edu. (Added 2/5/17)

Seeking Farmer: Southeastern Minnesota

Shodo Spring is seeking a farmer to join a 17-acre farm in southeastern Minnesota's Rice County. The farm is a beginning permaculture enterprise, with a 2-year-old orchard, productive berry patch and wild foods. There is considerable space for vegetables, plans for more perennial crops and much flexibility. The land is ready for organic certification. Spring is open to working with animals that the farmer would bring. This is a creative opportunity to create a dream farm (compatible with Spring's needs). Shared housing is available; zoning prevents Spring from building separate housing. Full- or part-time is possible; pay could possibly come from profit of production sold. Contact: Shodo Spring, shodo.spring@gmail.com, 507-384-8541. (Added 2/5/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Central & West-central MN

Ryan Heinen is seeking to purchase 160-240 acres of farmland in central or west-central Minnesota (Pope, Stevens, Douglas, Grant, Ottertail, Stearns, Swift or Kandiyohi County) for an organic grazing-based dairy operation. Land with pastures, tillable land, outbuildings and a house is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for three years is preferred, but would also consider conventionally-farmed land. He is willing to build milking facilities or renovate existing buildings, as well as plant pasture and build fences. Heinen is also interested in land with native or restored prairie and wetlands. Contact: Ryan Heinen, 605-380-2697, ryanheinen@hotmail.com. (Added 2/3/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern MN, Southwestern WI

Henry Brown is seeking to purchase farmland in southeastern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has buildings such as a dairy barn, as well as a house, is preferred. Brown would like to find a retiring farmer that is willing to transition the farm to a young couple. Contact: Henry Brown, 608-487-4420, thenorthernpike@gmail.com. (Added 2/3/17)

Farmland for Rent: South-central Wisconsin

Sylvester Wetle has for rent 80 acres of farmland in south-central Wisconsin's Adams County. It consists of 40 acres of pasture that has been laying fallow for more than 40 years. It could be used for grazing or hay production. Electricity and water is available. No house or outbuildings are available. Contact: Sylvester Wetle, showperg@aol.com. (Added 2/3/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northern Illinois

Roberta Mihai is seeking to rent 1-2 acres of tillable farmland in northern Illinois's Winnebago County. No house is required. Contact: Roberta Mihai, 779-221-9997, robertzica@gmail.com. (Added 2/3/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Central Missouri

Catherine Brown is seeking to purchase 10+ acres of farmland in central Missouri's Boone County. Land with a house is preferred. Brown is hoping to make a farm self-sustaining, as well as raise produce for local markets. Contact: Catherine Brown, Caydeerae@gmail.com. (Added 2/3/17)

Seeking Farmland: Michigan

Vern Moore is seeking to purchase farmland in Michigan. Land with pasture is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Vern Moore, 517-525-4998, vern@sharonvalleyfarm.com. (Added 2/3/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northeastern Ohio

Sarah Hallgarth is seeking to rent 10+ acres of farmland in northeastern Ohio. Land with pasture, fencing, outbuildings and a house is preferred. Contact: Sarah Hallgarth, shallgar@kent.edu. (Added 2/3/17)