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 Farmer: Northwestern Wisconsin

Seed to Seed Farm is seeking two crew leaders for the 2017 growing season (first week of March to second week of November) in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County. Seed to Seed Farm is a 12-acre certified organic farm that specializes in selling wholesale produce to co-ops, supermarkets, schools and restaurants. It also has a growing wholesale plant start business, with over 4,000-square-feet of greenhouse space. The crew leaders would be in charge of implementing the daily field plan and supervising the crew in every aspect of the farm. Applicants must have 2+ years of experience on a production-scale farm. The pay is $12.02 per hour, plus housing. Contact: Ariel Pressman, 413-687-2255, arielpressman@gmail.com. (Added 12/1/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Mike Heuer is seeking to purchase 300 acres of farmland in Wisconsin. Land with pasture is preferred; no house is required. He would be most interested in land that is in need of repair, clearing, mowing or new fencing. Contact: Mike Heuer, 608-553-2368. (Added 12/1/16)

Farmland for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Catherine Rose has for sale 5 acres of farmland in Wright County, west of Minnesota's Twin Cities. The land has not been sprayed for 27 years and includes forest, a garden, large open barn, remodeled granary, toolshed/chicken coop, outdoor brick oven, original log barn and three-bedroom/three-bathroom log home (it was used as a bed and breakfast). The farm is on a dead end road. There is the possibility of renting adjoining land. The asking price is $325,000-$350,000. Contact: Catherine Rose, 612-759-1478, crose4@icloud.com. (Added 11/30/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southern Wisconsin

Gillian Wyman is seeking to purchase 2-5 acres of farmland in southern Wisconsin (Dane, Sauk, Columbia, Iowa, Juneau or Adams County). Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has water, a large shed and a house is preferred. Contact: Gillian Wyman, gwyman2@gmail.com. (Added 11/30/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southwestern Iowa

Calvin Muhr is seeking to rent 1,000 tillable acres of farmland in southwestern Iowa's Audubon, Guthrie, Adair, Cass or Carroll County. No house is required. Contact: Calvin Muhr, 712-304-2211. (Added 11/30/16)

Seeking Farmwork Experience: Minnesota Region

Jacob Velasquez is seeking farmwork experience in the Minnesota region during the 2017 growing season. He wants to learn the basic daily schedule that a farmer may go through and to learn more about wholesale vegetable production. Velasquez is also open to working with animals and other crops. He is a South Dakota State University student pursuing a degree in environmental science and ecology and is available to work from May to August. Velasquez has experience working on University of Minnesota research related to small grains and forages; he also has worked in landscaping and gardening. Contact: Jacob Velasquez, 651-769-3767, jakev.34@gmail.com. (Added 11/28/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Minnesota

Alex Dicke is seeking to purchase 15-40 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Goodhue County. Land with pasture and water for cattle, as well as a house, is preferred. Contact: Alex Dicke, dickea8@gmail.com. (Added 11/28/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Eastern Kansas

Laughlin Jarred is seeking to purchase 400 acres of tillable farmland in eastern Kansas's Franklin County. No house is required. Contact: Laughlin Jarred, mrprez3182@outlook.com. (Added 11/28/16)

Seeking Farmer: Southeastern Minnesota

RedHeart is seeking a crop-sharing partner (single or couple) to help with the production of holistically-managed, grass-fed animals (poultry, goats, sheep, hogs and beef) on a 40-acre farm in southeastern Minnesota's Goodhue County. About 5 acres of the 40 are available for garden and grain crops. The land consists of 30 acres of actual pasture. A small log cabin with a loft, electricity, heat and running water is available as private housing. No farm experience is required; there is no pay. This position requires a one-year commitment. The application form is at http://moreearthwisdom.net/farm-partner-opportunity-job-description-application. Contact: RedHeart, 952-250-8299, 20redheart@gmail.com. (Added 11/22/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southeastern Minnesota

Chris Monterrubio is seeking to rent 1-20 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota. Land with fencing, water, grazing land and a house is preferred. Barns or a shop to store machinery in, as well as shelter for a small herd of cattle, a plus. Contact: Chris Monterrubio, 409-626-4473, Holstein85@hotmail.com. (Added 11/22/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Daryl is seeking to purchase farmland in Wisconsin. Land with a large barn is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Daryl, 608-654-7765. (Added 11/22/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Eastern Kansas

Randy Babbitt is seeking to rent 700 acres of farmland in eastern Kansas's Osage County (near Overbrook). Land with pasture is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Randy Babbitt, 785-393-2501, rababb57@yahoo.com. (Added 11/22/16)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Austin Meyer is seeking farm work experience; he is willing to trade farm work for housing and a stipend. Meyer is a cook and has two years of farming/gardening experience. He is particularly interested in getting experience with wholesale organic vegetable production. Contact: Austin Meyer, 843-617-9075, austinmeyer87@gmail.com. (Added 11/22/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Twin Cities Region

Lauren Rasmussen is seeking to purchase 20+ acres of farmland in Chisago or Washington County in the Twin Cities, Minn., area. Land with pasture and a house, and that has not been sprayed for several years, is preferred. Contact: Lauren Rasmussen, 612-860-3276. (Added 11/21/16)

Farmland for Sale: Southeastern Minnesota

Linda Hutchinson has for sale 19.5 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Dodge County (near Hayfield). There are 12 tillable acres, which has not been sprayed for many years. The land is fenced and water is available. The land has been used for pasture and making hay. It is located near Highway 30 and 56, between Rochester and Austin. The house is a teardown. Contact: Linda Hutchinson, 651-214-1853. (Added 11/17/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Western Wisconsin

Ryan Kingston is seeking to purchase 15-80 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin's Chippewa County (near Lafayette). Land with pasture and a water source is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Ryan Kingston, 715-933-2974, Ryankingston@hotmail.com. (Added 11/17/16)

Farmland for Rent: Twin Cities Region

Wendy Haan has for rent 1.1 acres of tillable farmland in Taylors Falls, near Minnesota's Twin Cities. There is a 67 x 26 pole barn which is half cement floor (electricity and heated). The other half is dirt but has large doors and is ideal for storing large equipment. There is a newly remodeled mobile home and water is available. The land has not been sprayed for several years and consists of an open field of grass. Rent is $200 per month plus utilities. Contact: Wendy Haan, wenderful73@yahoo.com, 612-709-8223. (Added 11//17/16)

Seeking Land to Rent

Marshall Lundt is seeking to rent 500-1,500 acres of tillable farmland in northwestern Iowa's Ida, Woodbury or Cherokee County; no house is required. Contact: Marshall Lundt, 712-389-1288. (Added 11/16/16)

Farmland for Rent: South-Central Wisconsin

Sylvester Wetle has for rent 80 acres farmland in south-central Wisconsin's Adams County. There is pastureland; approximately 40 acres has been lying fallow for more than 40 years. It would be ideal for organic production, grazing cattle or cutting native hay. Wetle can provide water and electricity. There is a utility house and a shed in poor condition. Contact: Sylvester Wetle, showperg@aol.com. (Added 11/14/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northeastern Indiana

Josh Holzinger is seeking to rent 1 acre of tillable certified organic farmland in northeastern Indiana (near Fort Wayne). No house is required. Contact: Josh Holzinger, 260-215-2517. (Added 11/14/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Central Minnesota

Eric Sannerud is seeking to purchase 25-150 acres of farmland in central Minnesota (within 30 minutes of Foley). Sannerud is planning on raising perennials (nuts, fruit, trees and flowers) and pastured pigs. Land with some tillable, heavy forest, hills and potential water is preferred. No house or outbuildings are required, although some storage space would be good. Contact: Eric Sannerud, ericsannerud@gmail.com, 952-201-4227. (Added 11/13/16)

Farmland Available for Beehives: Western Wisconsin

Bonnie Warndahl has available 48 acres of of farmland in western Wisconsin's Dunn County (near Tainter) for hosting honey beehives. Warndahl's farm is a vegetable, herb and flower operation. The land is surrounded by mostly wild land and the farm has not been sprayed for at least 15 years. Warndahl will host the beehives in exchange for honey and some guidance on learning beekeeping. Contact: Bonnie Warndahl, 612-462-9311. (Added 11/13/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Wisconsin

Rebecca Cooley is seeking to purchase 10-50 acres of farmland in southeastern Wisconsin. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that includes a barn, a hoop house, water (pond, stream or lake) and a house is preferred. Contact: Rebecca Cooley, 206-631-9709, rjcooley@gmail.com. (Added 11/11/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Cory Enestvedt is seeking to rent 1,000 acres of tillable certified organic farmland in Minnesota. Land that is tiled is preferred. Contact: Cory Enestvedt, 507-430-5124. (Added 11/8/16)

Seeking Farmer: North Dakota

Leon Korynta is seeking a farmer to work for him on his 700-acre beef cattle and cropping operation in North Dakota. Pay and housing are available. Contact: Leon Korynta, 517-449-3716, korylee941@gmail.com. (Added 11/8/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Ohio

Lyric Derbin is seeking to rent 1-3 acres of tillable farmland in Ohio. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Lyric Derbin, lyricderbin@gmail.com. (Added 11/7/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southwestern Michigan

Jennifer Minshall is seeking to purchase 10+ acres of farmland in southwestern Michigan's Allegan County. Land with fenced pasture, water access, a barn, electricity and a house is preferred. Contact: Jennifer Minshall, 269-509-1326. (Added 11/7/16)

Seeking Grazing Land to Buy: East-Central Minnesota

George Walker is seeking to purchase 40+ acres of farmland in east-central Minnesota (near Princeton). He would like to move his mixed grazing operation from Wisconsin to be closer to his family, and is open to many options. Land with a balance of grazing ground and hay ground is preferred. No house is required. Contact: George Walker, 715-821-6775 (call or text), georgewagrilogic@hotmail.com. (Added 11/4/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Greg Patterson is seeking to purchase 1 tillable acre of farmland in Wisconsin. Land that is certified organic and that includes an outbuilding for hanging garlic in is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Greg Patterson, 920-479-8901, gregoryipatterson@gmail.com. (Added 11/3/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Michigan

Dave Splan is seeking to purchase 1+ acres of tillable farmland in southeastern Michigan. Land with fencing is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Dave Splan, 313-320-7572, dsplanjr@hotmail.com. (Added 11/2/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northern Illinois

Brad Cessna is seeking to purchase 40-500 tillable acres of farmland in northern Illinois's Dekalb or Kane County. No house is required. Contact: Brad Cessna, 815-757-0184, Cessnafarms@gmail.com. (Added 10/28/16)

Farmland for Rent: Southeastern Minnesota

Shodo Spring has for rent 8 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Rice County (near Faribault). The land has not been sprayed for several years and an orchard was planted in 2015 (ready to graft). Possible income from nursery stock from orchard and raspberries. There is some fencing (some needs repair). The soil is fertile sandy loam and is ready for organic certification. There is water available and use of a wood shop could be arranged. Shared housing is a possibility; a neighboring house could come up for sale in the future. The asking price is flexible; will consider partial sharecropping. Contact: Shodo Spring, shodo.spring@gmail.com, 507-384-8541. (Added 10/27/16)

Farmland for Sale: Southwestern Michigan

Jonathan Henderson has for sale 4 acres of farmland in southwestern Michigan's Kalamazoo County. The land has not been sprayed for several years and includes a pole barn, a concrete block workshop, a chicken coop, a well house and a house. One acre is fenced around the house. The asking price is $180,000. Contact: Jonathan Henderson, 269-615-5181 or artdept3@yahoo.com. (Added 10/26/16)

Farmland for Sale: Southwestern Indiana

Robert Pruett has for sale 50+ acres of farmland in southwestern Indiana's Vigo County. The land includes pasture, streams and water springs, a new deep well and an older house that needs remodeling but is livable. The asking price is $225,000. Contact: Robert Pruett, rpruett1@msn.com, 812-236-4212 (text). (Added 10/25/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Wisconsin

Erika is seeking to purchase 1 acre of tillable farmland in southeastern Wisconsin (Milwaukee area). Land with fencing, electricity and water is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Erika, eneirafour@gmail.com. (Added 10/24/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southwestern Wisconsin

Paul is seeking to purchase 40-180 acres of farmland in southwestern Wisconsin. he would prefer land that has no foreseeable development potential; one building site would be good, but is not required. He can pay cash. Contact: Paul, 608-588-6365, cropground@att.net. (Added 10/24/16)

Farmland for Rent: South-Central Missouri

Terri Hunter has for rent 130 acres of farmland in south-central Missouri's Laclede County (near Lebanon). The land has not been sprayed for several years and includes pastures, fencing and water sources. It has previously supported goats, sheep, poultry and cattle. There is approximately 45 acres of open pasture with some cross-fencing. Two small fenced orchards and a large vegetable garden are also available. There are two small sheds and one larger storage barn—all will need repairs; no house is available. The owner is willing to share repair and restoration costs; an annual contract is required. The asking price is $1,200-$3,000 annually. Contact: Terri Hunter, 314-740-9857, 417-532-0715, 2pinesfarm@gmail.com. (Added 10/24/16)

Seeking Farmer: South-Central Missouri

Terri Hunter is seeking a farm partner on 130 acres of land in south-central Missouri's Laclede County (near Lebanon). The land has not been sprayed for at least 25 years. The enterprise could consist of livestock, crops or a mixture of both, depending on interest. The partnership includes some lawn and orchard maintenance. No housing is available. Contact: Terri Hunter, 314-740-9857, 2pinesfarm@gmail.com. (Added 10/24/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Steven Vistad is seeking to rent 80 acres of farmland in Minnesota's Twin Cities region (Hennepin County). Land with pasture is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Steven Vistad, 612-296-0236, Svistad@hotmail.com. (Added 10/24/16)

Farmland for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Amy Doeun has for sale 40 acres of farmland in Chisago County, near Minnesota's Twin Cities. The land has not been sprayed for several years and includes a greenhouse, hoop house, packing shed, pole barn, grain bins, chicken coop, other animal housing and a house. The fencing is set up for sheep, cattle, goats and pigs. There are also mature apple trees and a clover/alfalfa hay field. The asking price is $450,000. Contact: Amy Doeun, 651-270-3658, AMYDOEUN@YAHOO.COM. (Added 10/19/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota: Twin Cities Region

Molly Gaeckle is seeking to rent .5 to 1 acre of tillable farmland near Minnesota's Twin Cities for a flower growing operation. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has access to water and a greenhouse is preferred. Access to a shed, packhouse and tractor would be ideal. Contact: Molly Gaeckle, mgaeckle@gmail.com, 605-366-1691. (Added 10/18/16)

Organic Farm for Sale: Southern Minnesota

Karen Schrupp has for sale 120 acres of certified organic farmland in southern Minnesota's Waseca County (near New Richland). Fourteen acres are enrolled in CRP. There is no house. It will be sold using a sealed bid. Contact: Karen Schrupp, 512-394-1169, kasa1947@hotmail.com. (Added 10/18/16)

Farmland for Sale: Southern Michigan

Steve Gordon has for sale 80 acres of farmland in southern Michigan's Jackson County. The land includes pasture and has not been sprayed for several years. It has fencing (including cross-fencing), two wells, good water and approximately 6 acres is enclosed in deer-proof fence. There are barns, a chicken coop, corn crib, woodshed, toolshed, shop and house. The asking price is $430,000. Contact: Steve Gordon, gordonfarm@mail.com. (Added 10/18/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Eastern Missouri

Bill Dixon is seeking to rent farmland in eastern Missouri's Crawford, Washington, Jefferson or Franklin County. Land with pasture, a barn and a house is preferred. Contact: Bill Dixon, 573-308-6917. (Added 10/18/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: North-Central Ohio

Lois Kozlowski is seeking to rent 5-10 acres of farmland in north-central Ohio's Richland, Ashland or Medina County. Land with pasture, water, fencing, a barn and a house is preferred. Contact: Lois Kozlowski, 440-344-6437, loiskoz@gmail.com. (Added 10/18/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northeastern Ohio

Danny Strauchon is seeking to rent 25-35 acres of farmland in northeastern Ohio's Ashtabula or Geaugua County. Land with pasture, fencing, barns, a house and that is certified organic is preferred. Contact: Danny Strauchon, 440-719-9175, Dannystrauchon@gmail.com. (Added 10/18/16)

Farmland for Sale: Southeastern Minnesota

Patricia Barta has for sale 35.2 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Rice County (near Faribault). The land has not been sprayed for three years and includes perennial gardens and an apple orchard. The four-bedroom, three-bath house has a five-car garage. The asking price is $459,000. Contact: Patricia Barta, 612-404-0075, patricia@patriciabarta.com. (Added 10/14/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Devin Murray is seeking to purchase 80+ acres of farmland in Wisconsin. Murray wants to start a CSA and a tree nursery, and has a strong interest in land conservation. Land with tool sheds, a silo, a small barn for livestock and a house is preferred. Contact: Devin Murray, dmurr570495@gmail.com, 414-758-3586. (Added 10/14/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: NW Iowa, SW Minn.

Kirk Radtke is seeking to rent 80-1,500 acres of tillable farmland in northwestern Iowa or southwestern Minnesota. No house or outbuildings are required, but a machine shed and grain bins would be okay. Contact: Kirk Radtke, 515-460-2201. (Added 10/14/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northeastern Kansas

R. Scott Withers is seeking to purchase 80 acres of farmland in northeastern Kansas's Shawnee County. Land with forest is preferred; no house is required. Contact: R. Scott Withers, rscottwithers@gmail.com. (Added 10/14/16)

Farmland for Rent: Southern Missouri

Margaret McCoy has for rent 10 acres of farmland in southern Missouri's Taney County (near Brownbranch). The land has not been sprayed for several years and includes pasture, a house, a small garage and a large pole barn. It has a possible water source, if developed. There is old fencing, but would need to be repaired for full usage with larger animals. McCoy's father lives near the farm, and would be willing to mentor a new farmer if there is interest. The rent is $1,000 per month. Contact: Margaret McCoy, 740-294-9437. (Added 10/14/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southern Ohio

Dennis Lambert is seeking to purchase 25+ acres of farmland in southern Ohio's Ross, Pike, Pickaway, Highland, Vinton, Jackson or Fayette County. Land with forest is preferred. He would like a creek on the property, but it is not mandatory; no house is required. Contact: Dennis Lambert, lambertdg@gmail.com, 740-442-0046. (Added 10/14/16)

Seeking Farmland to Buy or Rent: Missouri

Manuel is seeking to purchase or rent 20 to 40 acres of farmland in Missouri. Land with fencing, water, open land and some shade trees preferred; no house is required. Contact: Manuel, 417-693-4487. (Added 10/14/16)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Brett Maes of Minnetonka, Minn., is seeking farm work experience in Minnesota. He has worked with WWOOF and has an educational background in environmental sciences and policy. He is particularly interested in gaining experience with cover crops and is available starting April 2017. Contact: Brett Maes, 952-210-2606, maesx010@gmail.com. (Added 10/10/16)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Graham Ambrose of Minneapolis, Minn., is seeking farm work experience or an internship in Minnesota. He has interned on a grass-based perennial farm in western Minnesota and worked on the University of Minnesota's student organic farm. Ambrose also spent two seasons with the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute working on its organic corn breeding program. He has a bachelor's degree in applied plant science with an emphasis in sustainable agriculture, and is currently seeking a master's degree in science, technology and environmental policy, with a focus in local food systems. Ambrose is particularly interested in wholesale vegetable production, as well as policy barriers related to the local food system. Contact: Graham Ambrose, 414-840-4927, ambro034@umn.edu. (Added 10/10/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Oklahoma

Michael Johnson is seeking to rent 15 to 60 acres of farmland in Oklahoma. Land with pasture, fencing, water, a hay barn and a house is preferred. Contact: Michael Johnson, 405-430-2350, mikejnice40@gmail.com. (Added 10/10/16)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Matthew Clarke of Fontana, Cal., is seeking farm work experience. He has a small garden and experience managing restaurants. Clarke is particularly interested in gaining experience with wholesale vegetable production and managed intensive rotational grazing. Contact: Matthew Clarke, 909-549-9396, mac.caligrill@gmail.com. (Added 10/10/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northwestern Ohio

Adam Baker is seeking to rent 1,000 tillable acres in northwestern Ohio's Williams County. No house or outbuildings are needed. Contact: Adam Baker. 260-249-9117. (Added 10/10/16)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Daniel Englert is seeking to rent 1 acre of tillable farmland in the western portion of the Twin Cities (Minn.) Metropolitan Area. Land with a shed and access to water is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Daniel Englert, 952-393-5706. (Added 10/7/16)

Seeking Farmland to Lease or Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Jessica Anlauf is seeking a lease or rent-to-own situation with 40+ acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Land with pasture and that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. A house and outbuildings are also preferred. She would like to use the land for a natural/organic crop farming/orchard operation. Contact: Jessica Anlauf, 320-396-2133. (Added 10/6/16)

Farmland for Rent: Western Wisconsin

John Lenarz has for rent 10 tillable acres in western Wisconsin's Pierce County (near Spring Valley). The land is part of his home property, which also includes a hardwood forest, 18 acres of native prairie and a 1-acre pond. It has been planted to alfalfa/mixed grasses the past three year. No house is available. The asking price is $60 per acre. Contact: John Lenarz, 715-698-2277, 715-531-7536, je1954@baldwin-telecom.net. (Added 10/2/6)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southeastern Wisconsin

Kerri Gburek is seeking to rent 10 or more acres in southeastern Wisconsin's Kenosha County. Land with fenced pasture, water and electricity is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Kerri Gburek, 847-809-8240. (Added 10/1/16)