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:

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southeastern Minnesota

Emily Thompson is seeking to rent 1-5 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Olmsted County, beginning in the fall of 2018. Thompson prefers land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a large pole barn. She needs a space to keep 15-20 dairy goats and would like to fence in an area for pasture. Access to water and electricity is required; no house is required. Contact: Emily Thompson, emily.thompson33@gmail.com. (Added 7/15/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Minnesota

KC Betzold is seeking to purchase 20+ acres of tillable farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Rice or Dakota County. No house is required. Contact: KC Betzold, 612-598-2788. (Added 7/11/16)

Farmland for Sale: Central Minnesota

Tim Wotzka has for sale 8+ acres of farmland in central Minnesota's Morrison County (near Flensburg). The land includes pasture and it has never been sprayed. There is a small barn and chicken coop; the house has many upgrades and is connected to city sewer. The asking price is $110,000. Contact: Tim Wotzka, 218-360-9668. (Added 7/11/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northern Illinois

Isaac Keating is seeking to rent 5-10 acres of farmland in Boone, McHenry or DeKalb County in northern Illinois. He has a herd of approximately 20 pigs that he uses to till the soil and clear the land of weeds and invasives. Keating rotates them using portable electric fencing and after pulling the pigs off he tills the soil and plants a variety of crops. He would like to rent woodland, pasture, cropland or a mixture so he can expand his herd of pigs and garden. A small house or a place to park a trailer nearby would be good too. Contact: Isaac Keating, 630-313-2038, kidbillygoat@gmail.com. (Added 7/7/16)

Farmland for Rent: South-Central Minnesota

Matt and Amy Crowell have for rent 35 acres of farmland in south-central Minnesota's McLeod County. A judicial ditch runs through the land. The land is all grass with some trees and it has not been sprayed for several years. Fifteen acres has just been used for hay and there is no fencing. The other 20 acres still has fencing remaining; it had been used for hay the past two years and before that it was grazed. There is no house. Contact: Amy Crowell, 507-621-1356. (Added 7/6/16)

Farmland for Rent: Western Wisconsin

Maureen Ash and Rich Purdy have for rent 50 acres of tillable farmland in western Wisconsin, just south of River Falls. The land has not bee sprayed for several years and it is landlocked, with no roads around it. There is no house or outbuildings. Ash and Purdy are willing to work with renters to assist in getting them started. They have older machinery and other equipment that's available. The rental rate is $150-$200 per acre. Contact: Maureen Ash and Rich Purdy, mash76@sbwireless.net, 715-425-0040; N7659 950th St., River Falls, WI 54022. (Added 7/6/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Tiffany Paino is seeking to purchase 10-20 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Water desired but not mandatory; no house is required. Contact: Tiffany Paino, 612-239-1530 (text or call), tiffany.paino@gmail.com. (Added 7/6/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southern Indiana

Ben Duncan is seeking to rent farmland in southern Indiana to raise calves on. Land with pasture and a barn is preferred; no house is required. He is interested in clearing/fencing land in exchange for rent; partnership would be considered. Contact: Ben Duncan, 812-532-0053. (Added 7/6/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Kansas

Trey Mosier is seeking to rent farmland in Kansas. Land with pasture and a shop is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Trey Mosier, 620-282-0004, trey8650@gmail.com. (Added 7/6/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northwestern Illinois

Tiffany McAllister is seeking to rent 1-70 acres of farmland in northwestern Illinois. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has outbuildings and a house is preferred. Contact: Tiffany McAllister, 847-305-7422, mcalt844@yahoo.com. (Added 7/6/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northeastern Illinois

Brad Giampaoli is seeking to purchase approximately 10 acres of farmland in northeastern Illinois, within 45 minutes of Lombard. Land with a large building for a shop and a house is preferred. Contact: Brad Giampaoli, Bradcad@hotmail.com. (Added 7/6/16)

Farmland for Sale: Northeastern Illinois

Regina Bambrick-Rust has for sale 73.91 acres of farmland in Will County in northeastern Illinois. The land is tillable and has been farmed conventionally in the past. It is now in transition to organic and has been in a hay mix since 2014 with no chemicals. The price range is $444,000-$666,000, minus the value of the easement (in process). The land will be available in the fall of 2017. Contact: Regina Bambrick-Rust, 660-332-4026, regina.rust@gmail.com. (Added 7/6/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southeastern Illinois

Chris is seeking to rent 2 acres of tillable farmland in Washington County in southeastern Illinois. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a small tool shed and water is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Chris, cgdreas@yahoo.com, 314-313-1691. (7/6/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Midwest

Jenny and Stephan are seeking to purchase 5-10 acres of farmland in the Midwest, Texas or Arkansas. Land with pasture and that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. A creek or pond would be ideal; no house is required. Contact: Jenny (870-828-2059) or Stephan (972-965-4044). (Added 7/6/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Area

Wa Hang is seeking to rent 2-5 tillable acres to raise vegetables on near Maplewood in the Twin Cities, Minn., area. Hang wants to start farming in 2017. Plots with fencing and that are accessible to water and electricity are preferred. No house is required. Contact: 651-757-0096, kouhang2005@yahoo.com. (Added 6/20/16)

Farmland for Sale: Southeastern Minnesota

Jeff and Judy Webster have for sale 1.3 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Fillmore County. There are large organic gardens that could be expanded, as well as fruit trees and berries. The land has not been sprayed for several years. There is an updated 3,200-square-foot home that used to be a country store. The well and septic are in good shape. The farm is in the middle of an Amish community and is 42 miles from Rochester, Minn., on paved roads. The asking price is $205,000. Contact: Jeff or Judy Webster, 507-937-3142, weblyjeff@gmail.com. (Added 6/20/16).

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northern Minnesota

Brian Olynick is seeking to rent 10-40 acres of farmland in northern Minnesota's Itasca County. Land with forest, outbuildings and a house is preferred. Contact: Brian Olynick, 218-256-8137. (Added 6/15/16)

Farmland for Sale: Southeastern Minnesota

Linda Hutchinson has for sale 19.5 acres (12 tillable) of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Dodge County (near Hayfield). The land has not been sprayed for several years; it has only been used for pasture and making hay for many years. Great soil report available. Fencing and water is available. The house is considered a tear-down. It is 29 miles from Rochester and 25 miles from Austin; 80 minutes to Saint Paul. The asking price has been lowered to $159,900. Contact: Linda Hutchinson, linda48hutchinson@gmail.com, 651-214-1853, or Joyce Threinen, 507-269-4882. (Added 6/15/16)

Farmland for Sale or Rent: Twin Cities Region

Dianne Petersen has for sale or rent up to 16.7 acres of tillable farmland 45 miles southwest of Minneapolis, Minn. The land has not been sprayed for several years. No house is available but there is the possibility of access to outbuildings. There is some fencing with water. The price is $85,000 to purchase, and $200 per acre to rent. Contact: Dianne Petersen, 763-219-9033. (Added 6/15/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northwestern Minnesota

Skylar C. is seeking to purchase farmland in northwestern Minnesota's Becker or Ottertail County; no house is required. Contact: Skylar C., 218-298-4171, Hoehnesky@icloud.com. (Added 6/15/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: SE, SC, WC Minnesota

Andrew Pierre and Margaret Hanson are seeking to buy 10+ acres of farmland in southeastern, south-central or west-central Minnesota (within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities market). They would prefer land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has pasture, outbuildings and a house. They are planning on continuing their vegetable production enterprise and land with gently rolling hills, some woods and an older home would be good. Contact: Andrew Pierre, 952-261-3312, cloverbeefarm@gmail.com. (Added 6/7/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Minnesota

Shawn is seeking to purchase 1-10 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Winona County. Land that is flat enough for a greenhouse and that has a southern exposure and road access is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Shawn, 608-218-4661. (Added 6/7/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northwestern Minnesota

Gage Olson is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in northwestern Minnesota's Ottertail or Grant County. No house is required. Contact: Gage Olson, 320-766-6170, plubby29@gmail.com. (Added 6/7/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southwestern Michigan

Kate Rendell is seeking to buy farmland in southwestern Michigan. Land with pasture is preferred; no house is required. Contact: 269-876-6655, KathleenRendell@gmail.com. (Added 6/7/16)

Farmland for Rent: East-Central Minnesota

Zeke Berg has for rent 21 tillable acres in east-central Minnesota's Wright County. No house or outbuildings are available. Berg is seeking someone who will farm it organically. The asking price is $250 per acre. Contact: Zeke Berg, TheBergs2005@Gmail.com. (Added 6/6/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Kathy Johnson is seeking to purchase 10-20 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a water source and containment (well, spring, holding pond) is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Kathy Johnson, 651-503-7575, organicone@comcast.net. (Added 6/6/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Taylor is seeking to rent farmland in the Saint Paul, Minn., region. Land with water and electricity is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Taylor, 715-697-3989, taylor.ulrich21@gmail.com. (Added 6/6/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Minnesota

Josh Berge is seeking to purchase 30+ acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Dodge, Olmsted, Goodhue or Rice County. Land with a cattle shed and a house is preferred. Contact: Josh Berge, 507-923-5840, josh.berge@gmail.com. (6/1/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Central Minnesota

Kelsey Barrick is seeking to purchase 1-4 acres of farmland in central Minnesota's Meeker County. No outbuildings or house are required. Contact: Kelsey Barrick, 320-221-3378. (Added 6/1/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Tiffany Paino is seeking to purchase 10-20 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Access to water is preferred, but is not mandatory; no house is required. Contact: Tiffany Paino, 612-239-1530 (text or call), Tiffany.paino@gmail.com. (Added 6/1/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Twin Cities Region

Avery is seeking to purchase 15-20 acres of farmland in the Twin Cities Metro Area. Access to water is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Avery, Maulventress@gmail.com. (Added 6/1/16)

Farmland for Sale: Southern Michigan

Steve Gordon has for sale a 120-acre turn-key grass-based livestock operation in southern Michigan's Jackson County. The land has not been sprayed for over seven years and includes a barn that holds 6,000 square bales, with stalls and animal pens in basement. There are other outbuildings and a house. Also available is a flock of sheep of mixed breeds and colors, genetically developed to be grown on grass alone (60 breeding ewes and three rams). Also available is a cattle herd that serves as the basis of a grass-fed beef business. There are three good wells on the property, one with a windmill and storage tank for gravity feed watering of grazing area. All wells can be operated without electricity, if need be. The pricing includes selling the farm as a turn-key operation: livestock, equipment, household, etc., all included. The asking price is $700,000. Contact: Steve Gordon, gordonfarm@mail.com. (Added 6/1/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Ohio

Alesha Marie Malloni is seeking to rent 5 acres of farmland in Ohio; a house is required. Contact: Alesha Marie Malloni, 513-349-2916. (Added 6/1/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northwestern Lower Michigan

Paul Burger is seeking to purchase 10+ acres of farmland in northwestern lower Michigan. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has outbuildings, fencing, water and electricity is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Paul Burger, 734-846-1876. (Added 6/1/16)

Farmland for Sale: Southwestern Wisconsin

Jan Kenyon has for sale 50 acres (an additional 50 possible) of farmland in southwestern Wisconsin's Vernon County. There are 20 tillable acres. There are 5 acres of orchard space and 5 acres of fenced pasture, and the land has not been sprayed for several years. There is a house, two-car garage, small cabin, barn and a chicken coop. The asking price is $249,000. Contact: Jan Kenyon, 608-337-4444, jankenyon3@gmail.com. (Added 5/26/16)

Farmland for Rent: Southeastern Indiana

Scott Bohart has for rent 11 acres of farmland in southeastern Indiana's Floyd County. There is pasture and a house. The land has not been farmed in 25 years or more (he is not completely sure). The price is negotiable. Contact: Scott Bohart, 206-992-7224, crowscall@gmail.com. (Added 5/26/16)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Twin Cities Region

Zoe Craig is seeking a part-time farm position less than an hour from Minneapolis, Minn. Craig has interned on several farms, mostly vegetable operations, but also has experience working with livestock and harvesting apples. Craig is currently working part-time in landscape gardening and at an outdoor retail store. Craig is particularly interested in getting experience working with on-farm milk/cheese processing and marketing, as well as orchard care. Contact: Zoe Craig, 406-600-6628, zoefrancescraig@gmail.com. (Added 5/25/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northern Ohio

Phil is seeking to purchase 10+ acres of tillable, certified organic farmland in northern Ohio. No house is required. Contact: Phil, 440-799-0094. (Added 5/24/16)

Farmland for Sale: Northeastern Minnesota

Ron Mossberg has for sale 36.5 acres of farmland in northeastern Minnesota's Pine County. There is a mix of tillable land, wooded land and wetlands; it sits on the shores of 536-acre Island Lake. There are outbuildings and a house with high-speed Internet; a USDA-inspected meat processing facility is three miles away. More information is here. Contact: Ron Mossberg, IslandLakeFarm@gmail.com, 218-380-1033 (phone/text). (Added 5/23/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Ohio

Jeff St. John is seeking to rent 50+ acres of farmland in Ohio. Land with pasture is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Jeff St. John, 937-205-9200. (Added 5/23/16)

Farmland for Sale: East-Central Minnesota

Emelle has for sale 15 acres of farmland in east-central Minnesota. The land has not been sprayed for several years and there is some fencing, a clean tested well, outbuildings and a house (septic needs replacing but is usable). No farms are adjacent and there are acres of wild blueberries, 1,000 strawberry plants, hundreds of fall yellow raspberries, black raspberries and black berries. No contract for deed. The asking price is $95,000. Contact: Emelle, namelessfarm@gmail.com. (Added 5/17/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Tyler Muhonen is seeking to purchase 40-150 acres of farmland in Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: Tyler Muhonen, tylermuhonen@gmail.com. (Added 5/17/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southwestern Wisconsin

Kristen Conley is seeking to purchase 50+ acres of farmland in southwestern Wisconsin (west of Highway 35). A house is required. Contact: Kristen Conley, 563-542-7663. (Added 5/17/16)

Certified Organic Farm for Sale: NE Minnesota

Knelly Dettinger has for sale a 40-acre certified organic farm in northeastern Minnesota's Pine County. There is a barn with equipment storage; farm worker housing and facilities; large, licensed and equipped commercial kitchen; packing shed with wash tables and walk-in refrigeration; three permanent greenhouses; professional deer fencing; and a private well and septic. This farm would be a good set-up for organic vegetables, small ruminants or chickens. The house is updated. Linked to the farm is a successful health food store in town that could potentially be purchased, offering year-round income. The asking price is $349,900. Contact: Knelly Dettinger, Keller Williams Premier Realty, 507-272-0526, kdettinger@kw.com. (Added 5/15/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: NE Minnesota

Kim is seeking to rent 5 acres of farmland in northeastern Minnesota (Duluth-Two Harbors area). Land with pasture and that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. No house is required but camper hook-ups for water and electricity are preferred. Contact: Kim, 218- 409-3458‬. (Added 5/15/16)

Farmland for Sale: South-Central Minnesota

Amy Willette has for sale 5.2 acres of farmland in south-central Minnesota's Faribault County. There are outbuildings and a house. One acre is certified organic and is currently farmed. Property includes 11 apple trees, three sour cherry trees and one plumb tree; also rhubarb and domestic black raspberries. The asking price is $127,000. Contact: http://www.homestead4sale.com/defaultlistings.x?IDX=0&ListID=930238. (Added 5/14/16)

Farmland for Sale: Southeastern Wisconsin

Holly Marotta has for sale 37 acres of farmland in southeastern Wisconsin's Kenosha County. The land has not been sprayed for 10+ years and includes 19 acres of pasture and 17 acres of pine and oak woods; it's zoned agricultural. There is also a pond with a creek running through the property. The land is currently in hay. The property has no house or outbuildings; there is sewer, natural gas and utility access on west and south sides of property. The asking price is $654,500. Contact: Holly Marotta, marotta.holly@yahoo.com, 847-530-7284. (Added 5/14/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: South Dakota

Douglas Fuchs is seeking to purchase farmland in South Dakota for a dairy. Outbuildings that can support a dairy operation as well as a house are preferred. Contact: Douglas Fuchs, makin_milk_dairy@hotmail.com. (Added 5/14/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Ohio

Alan Smith is seeking to purchase 40+ acres of farmland in Ohio. He would prefer land with a creek; restrictive covenants prohibiting subdivision/development accepted. No house is required. Contact: Alan Smith, s15317@yahooo.com. (Added 5/14/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Colorado

Sara Jarrell is seeking to purchase 5+ acres of farmland in Colorado. Land with pasture, outbuildings and a house is preferred. Contact: Sara Jarrell, muddywrench@gmail.com. (Added 5/14/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Justin Bertrand is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in Minnesota; no house is required. Contact: Justin Bertrand, 507-276-5115, jbunlimited115@gmail.com. (Added 5/14/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Central Colorado

Losira is seeking to purchase 3+ acres of farmland in central Colorado's El Paso County. Land with pasture, a well and barns is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Losira, 719-569-0099. (Added 5/14/16)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Illinois

Brenda Rogers of Silver Lake, Ill., is seeking farm work experience. Her husband has farming experience on crop and livestock operations. They are particularly interested in getting experience with on-farm milk/cheese processing. Contact: Brenda Rogers, Rogersb20@mail.gtc.edu. (Added 5/14/16)

Farmland for Rent: Western Wisconsin

Dudley Parkinson has for rent 15 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin's St. Croix County (Kinnickinnic Township). There is pasture and a woodlot, outbuildings and a house. It has not been sprayed for several years. There is some fencing, which is in need of repair, and an outside water hydrant. The asking price is $600 to $1,800 per month. Contact: Dudley Parkinson, 715-377-5560, dudleyparkinson@me.com. (Added 5/9/16)

Farmland for Rent: West-Central Wisconsin

Maureen Ash and Rich Purdy have for rent 50 acres of farmland in west-central Wisconsin's Pierce County. The land includes pasture and it has not been sprayed for possibly 40+ years. It was certified organic for about 10 years but the owners have not kept up the certification since they no longer sell crops. The land is rolling, but the fields are flat. It's best suited for crops because there is no access to water from the farther fields. Availability of outbuildings is open to discussion; no house is available. The asking price is $100 per acre. Contact: Maureen Ash, 715-425-0040, mash76@sbwireless.net. (Added 5/9/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northern Illinois

LeaAnne Taylor is seeking to rent 1 acre of farmland in Winnebago County in northern Illinois. She is seeking land where she can erect high tunnels; water is required and fencing preferred, but not a must. No house is required. Contact: LeaAnne Taylor, lea3204@gmail.com, 815-299-1665. (Added 5/9/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Ohio

Anthony is seeking to purchase 5-10 acres of farmland in Ohio. A house is required. Contact: Anthony, Anthony.fernandez27@icloud.com. (Added 5/9/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern, South-Central Kansas

George Taylor is seeking to purchase 150-200 acres of farmland in southeastern or south-central Kansas. He would prefer land with pasture, outbuildings and a house. Contact: George Taylor, tgstaylor1@aol.com, 970-691-5428 (cell), 970-461-8025 (home). (Added 5/9/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: West-Central Minnesota

Wade Anderson is seeking to purchase 100-200 tillable acres of farmland in west-central Minnesota's Kandiyohi County. He is seeking to raise alfalfa/haylage on the land; no house is required. Contact: Wade Anderson, 320-266-7525. (Added 5/2/16)