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 Buy: Western Wisconsin

John Kosowski and Sarah Claassen are seeking to purchase 20+ acres of tillable farmland in western Wisconsin. Land with 10+ tillable acres and 10+ forested acres is preferred. No house is required. Contact: John Kosowski or Sarah Claassen, 612-978-6370, e-mail. (Added 9/25/17)

Organic Farmland for Rent: Northern Minnesota

Greg Price has for rent 225 tillable acres of certified organic farmland in northern Minnesota's Becker County (near Osage). The land has two center-pivot irrigators and previous crops included potatoes, edible beans, soybeans, wheat, field peas, oats, alfalfa and corn. A house is available. The asking price is $200 per acre. Contact: Greg Price, 218-573-3178, e-mail. (Added 9/25/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: WI, SD NE, IA, IL

Dan Loeven is seeking to rent 100 acres of farmland in Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa or Illinois. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that includes 60 pastured acres, 20 tillable acres and 20 forested acres is preferred. Outbuildings such as a barn, sheds and root cellar, along with fencing and water, are also preferred. No house is required. Contact: Dan Loeven, 917-620-6811, e-mail. (Added 9/25/17)

Farmland for Sale: Southwestern Wisconsin

Jeff S. has for sale 37 acres of farmland in southwestern Wisconsin's Vernon County (near Hillsboro). The land has not been sprayed for several years and it consists of 15 pastured acres, 14 tillable acres and 8 forested acres. There is a barn, two-car detached garage, one-car detached garage, toolshed and a house. There is a natural spring-fed pond and a natural spring-fed stream; the land is in the heart of an Amish community. The asking price is $255,000 to $270,000. Contact: Jeff S., 608-475-3906, e-mail. (Added 9/22/17)

Farmland for Sale: Western Wisconsin

Knelly Dettinger has for sale 18.34 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin ( near Mondovi in Pepin County). There are 5 pastured acres, 2 tillable acres and 5 forested acres. The land has not been sprayed for several years. There is a 2013-built house and a newer pole barn, as well as storage for livestock and machinery, and a workshop. There is a small pond and creek. The asking price is $199,900. Contact: Knelly Dettinger, 507-272-0526, e-mail. (Added 9/22/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northwestern Minnesota

Zachary Paige is seeking to purchase 80 acres of farmland in northwestern Minnesota (within 20 miles of Detroit Lakes, Mahnomen or White Earth). Land with 5-20 pastured acres, 10+ tillable acres and 30 forested acres is preferred. A barn is preferred; no house is required. Contact Zach Paige, e-mail. (Added 9/22/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Illinois

Alec Ernst is seeking to rent 80 tillable acres of farmland in Illinois. Contact: Alec Ernst, 309-825-7915, e-mail. (Added 9/22/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Iowa

Collin Christian is seeking to purchase 5-50 acres of farmland in Iowa. Land with 2-10 acres of pasture, 5-10 tillable acres and 20 forested acres is preferred. Land that is certified organic is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Collin Christian, 407-451-5682. (Added 9/22/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Western Michigan

Melissa Drenchen is seeking to purchase 10-20+ acres of farmland in western Michigan. No house is required. Contact: Melissa Drenchen, 616-303-0108. (Added 9/22/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Iowa

Michael Clarke is seeking to purchase 300 tillable acres in Iowa; no house is required. Contact: Michael Clarke, 641-524-0920, e-mail. (Added 9/22/17)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Midwest

Paige Van Pelt is seeking farm work experience in the Midwest. Van Pelt wants to work on a farm that grazes sheep and would like shepherding and possibly cheesemaking experience. Experience with hog foraging would be good as well. Contact: Paige Van Pelt, e-mail, 843-670-1764. (Added 9/22/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Michigan

Danny Omar is seeking to purchase farmland in Michigan. Land with water is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Danny Omar, 313-656-7004, e-mail. (Added 9/14/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Iowa

Jake Hubert is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Iowa; no house is required. Contact: Jake Hubert, 641-330-6198, e-mail. (Added 9/11/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Nebraska

Ossama Ahmad is seeking to rent 10 acres of farmland in Nebraska. Land with a water supply and that has tillable acres is preferred. Contact: Ossama Ahmad, e-mail. (Added 9/10/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northeastern Minnesota

Sam Karns is seeking to rent 1-2 acres of tillable farmland within 25 miles of Duluth in northeastern Minnesota. He would like to raise vegetables and pigs, and the ideal farm would have pasture, soil suitable for vegetables and the option for a longer-term lease. Land that has not been sprayed for at least three years would also be ideal. No house is needed. Contact: Sam Karns, 612-817-1910, e-mail. (Added 9/7/17)

Seeking Pasture to Rent: Southwestern MN, Northwestern Iowa

Jordan Bretzman is seeking to rent 50+ acres of pasture in southwestern Minnesota (Jackson or Cottonwood County) or northwestern Iowa (Dickinson County). No house is required. Contact: Jordan Bretzman, 507-840-1661, e-mail. (Added 9/7/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: MN, WI, SD, ND, IL

Sarah and Robert Coates are seeking to purchase 10-60 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota or Illinois. Land with a barn, shed, coop, house, electricity and water is preferred. Land with pasture, trees and streams is also preferred. They would like to purchase on land contract or similar terms. Contact: Sarah Coates, 618-553-3028, e-mail. (Added 9/7/17)

Farmland for Rent: Northwestern Wisconsin

Ken Raspotnik has for rent 300 acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin's Bayfield County (near Ashland). There is 110 acres of pastureland, 170 tillable and 20 acres forested. The pasture is fenced for rotational grazing with gravel lanes and water tanks. The land is currently raising 40-head Devon cattle with 30 horses, which can be taken over for management. A log cabin is available. Contact: Ken Raspotnik, 715-682-9240, e-mail. (Added 9/5/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Bob and Hillary Leuer are seeking to purchase farmland in Minnesota or work with a farmer who wants to transition their operation to the next generation. They grew up around livestock and have animal science degrees, as well as 10+ years of experience working in agriculture. They would prefer to farm in Wright, McLeod, Carver, Scott, Rice, Dakota or Goodhue County. They are willing to consider various transition options. Contact: Bob and Hillary Leuer, e-mail. (Added 9/5/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa

Kim Schull is seeking to rent farmland in Minnesota, South Dakota or Iowa. A house is required. Contact: Kim Schull, 507-363-1029, e-mail. (Added 9/1/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northeastern Iowa

Jacob Olsgaard is seeking to purchase 7-30 acres of tillable farmland in northeastern Iowa. Contact: Jacob Olsgaard, 701-238-9759, e-mail. (Added 9/1/17)

Farmland for Sale: West-Central Minnesota

The Webbs have for sale a 30-acre specialty crop operation in west-central Minnesota's Otter Tail County. The land has not been sprayed for several years and there are 10 tillable acres and 15 pastured acres. There is a house and outbuildings include a 36 x 45 packing shed (built in 2010) with an 8-foot overhang. The packing shed has an 8 x 16 walk-in cooler, 3-compartment stainless steel sink, 3-door freezer and 4-door cooler, in-floor heat, toilet and sink with holding tank. There is a 36 x 45 pole barn (also built in 2010), with corral; some of the pasture is fenced. There is also a 30 x 96 high tunnel, 30 x 100 greenhouse that has a 250,000 btu hot water heater, one 54" exhaust fan and two intake electric shutters (all thermostatic controlled). There is a deep well, new in 2006, capable of a flow of 70 gallons per-minute. The closest neighbor is half-a-mile away. The property includes 16 apple trees, nanking cherries and choke cherries, as well as landscaping around the house. The asking price is $199,500. Contact: the Webb family, 218-847-5642, e-mail. (Added 8/31/17)

Farmland for Sale: Eastern Minnesota

Jake Grass has for sale 70 acres of farmland in eastern Minnesota's Pine County (near Pine City). Sixty-nine acres are tillable, and it has not been sprayed for 12 years. There is a 50 x 100 pole shed, with an 18 x 54 insulated shop area, as well as a house. The pasture has 5-wire high tensile fencing with 11 paddocks. There are apple trees and high bush cranberries, and the farm is on a dead end road. The asking price is $335,000. Contact: Jake Grass, 651-249-6583, e-mail. (Added 8/30/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: South Dakota, NW Iowa, SW Minnesota

Dustin Taylor is seeking to purchase 20+ acres of tillable farmland in South Dakota, northwestern Iowa or southwestern Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: Dustin Taylor, 605-351-3783, e-mail. (Added 8/30/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northwestern Wisconsin

Chad and Holly Berge are seeking to purchase 40+ tillable acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin's Dunn County or far western Chippewa County (must be in Colfax School District). They are currently practicing rotational grazing with their cattle and they would be interested in a farm transition to the next generation type of situation. Land with 20 aces pasture, a house and a barn or shed is preferred. Enough pasture to keep approximately 30 head of beef cattle during the winter is preferred. A minimum of 10 acres with home is preferred if it's in the right location. Fencing and water access is preferred, but not a deal breaker. Contact: Chad or Holly Berge, 715-308-1670, e-mail. (Added 8/24/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Illinois

Brandon Cummins is seeking to rent 50 acres of tillable farmland in Illinois. No house is required. Contact: Brandon Cummins, 618-638-8912. (Added 8/24/17)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Wendelin Regalado is seeking farm work experience. Regalado has completed an immersion program at Soul Fire Farm in New York. Topics learned during that experience included soil testing/prepping, seeding, transplanting, companion planting, irrigation, pest management, chicken slaughter and prepping for CSA, packing and delivering CSA shares, business planning, marketing, season extension, fertilization, and more. Regalado also has experience working in community gardens in urban settings, and worked as a compliance manager for an affordable housing agency. Regalado is seeking work on a small-scale family farm in need of another pair of hands for planting, seeding, harvesting, weeding, bed prep, etc. Contact: Wendelin Regalado, e-mail, 201-355-6016. (Added 8/21/17)

Seeking Farmer: Missouri

Floyd Haas is seeking a farmer to join his certified organic livestock operation in Missouri. Contact: Floyd Haas, 636-208-9882. (Added 8/21/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeast MN, SW Wisconsin

The Kevin and Christine Ballman family are seeking to purchase 40-160+ acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota or southwestern Wisconsin. Land with fenced pasture, outbuildings, a house, productive soils and a conservation plan is preferred. Contact: Kevin Ballman, 651-385-0321. (Added 8/8/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Nicole Ostreim is seeking to rent 1-2 acres of tillable farmland in the Twin Cities, Minn., area. Land that is certified organic and that has access to water is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Nicole Ostreim, e-mail. (Added 8/8/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Wisconsin

Dean Smith is seeking to purchase 1-2 acres of farmland in Walworth or Kenosha County in southeastern Wisconsin. Smith has a hydroponic growing operation and land with a good well and that has a greenhouse is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Dean Smith, 630-699-4348, e-mail. (Added 8/8/17)

Seeking to Rent or Buy Land: South Central MN, North-Central Iowa

Micah Twedt wants to expand his farming operation and is looking to rent or purchase land in south-central Minnesota or north-central Iowa. Twedt would be interested in renting or buying a hog barn as well. Contact: Micah Twedt, 507-525-3349, e-mail. (Added 8/8/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southern Indiana

Pavan Yadl is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in southern Indiana. Land with water, electricity and access to a road is preferred. Contact: Pavan Yadl, 502-608-8156, e-mail. (Added 8/8/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: NW Iowa, SW Minnesota

Kirk Radtke is seeking to rent 40-640 acres of farmland in northwestern Iowa or southwestern Minnesota. He is also interested in a "turn key" grain farm with grain storage and machinery storage. No house is required. Contact: Kirk Radtke, 515-460-2201, e-mail. (Added 8/8/17)

Farmland for Sale: Western Wisconsin

Judith Driscoll has for sale a 10-acre farm in western Wisconsin (near Balsam Lake). There are 8 acres tillable, which hasn’t been sprayed in 15 years. The land includes 3/4 acres fenced goat/sheep pasture with an electrified wire along the top. Mature trees include sugar maple and black walnut. There are are 11 young apple trees, two apricot, 5 blueberry, and 6 raspberry bushes, as well as several types of perennial vegetables. There is a wooden pole barn set up for goats, a tractor and hay storages. A second metal pole barn can house tractors or a car. There is a two-bedroom house, and a chicken tractor. Electric fencing and livestock supplies are negotiable. Driscoll would like to sell to a beginning farmer. She is willing to work with Farm Service Agency or other financing. The asking price is $140,000. Contact: Judith Driscoll, e-mail, 612-961-2199. (Added 8/7/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northwestern Wisconsin

Susanne Storck is seeking to rent under 10 acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin (Prairie Farm area). Land with fenced pasture, a barn, shed, greenhouse and hoop house (or space to erect such structures) is preferred. Contact: Susan Storck, e-mail. (Added 8/7/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Holly Moore is seeking to rent 1-5 acres of farmland in the Twin Cities, Minn., region (Hennepin, Anoka or Carver County). Land that is certified organic and that has a water source, fencing, a tool shed and a drying shed is preferred. Contact: Holly Moore, 612-810-0018), e-mail. (Added 8/7/17)

Farmland for Sale: Southwestern Wisconsin

Taran has for sale 40 acres of farmland in southwestern Wisconsin's Vernon County (near Hillsboro). There is a mix of forested and tillable acres; the tillable land is fallow and eligible for organic certification. The land has not been sprayed for several years. There is a fully renovated 1,800-square-foot farm house and a two-story heated garage with guest quarters upstairs. The asking price is $257,000. More information is here. Contact: Taran, e-mail. (Added 8/7/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: East-Cental Missouri

Jill Jonas is seeking to purchase 3+ acres of farmland in east-central Missouri (St. Louis area west/44 corridor). Land with pasture and that has not been sprayed for several years in preferred. Land with a house, well and access to a road is also preferred. Contact: Jill Jonas, 970-761-0083, e-mail. (Added 8/7/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southern Michigan

Tina Carney is seeking to buy at least 5 acres of farmland in southern Michigan (Kent or Ionia County). Land with fencing and a house is preferred. Contact: Tina Carney, 616-334-7414, e-mail. (Added 8/7/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Central Iowa

Schyler Bardole is seeking to rent 360 tillable acres of farmland in central Iowa (Greene County area). No house is required. Contact: Schyler Bardole, 515-370-2704, e-mail. (Added 8/7/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southern Iowa

Joe Anderson is seeking to purchase 300-500 acres of tillable farmland in southern Iowa (Polk, Story, Marshall, Jasper, Dallas or Boone County). No house or outbuildings are required. Contact: Joe Anderson, 507-295-2303. (Added 8/7/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southwestern Ohio

Lisa Weber is seeking to purchase 2+ acres of farmland in southwestern Ohio (East Cincinnati area). Land with a house is preferred. Contact: Lisa Weber, 513-831-8929. (Added 8/7/17)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Grace Hanson is seeking farm work experience in Minnesota. Hanson has gardening experience and has worked in food cooperatives as well as assisted in taking care of farm animals. Hanson wold like to get more experience with wholesale vegetable production, as well as the growing and processing of herbs. Hanson would be willing to work in exchange for produce, housing or knowledge. Contact: Grace Hanson, e-mail, 952-425-5054. (Added 8/7/17)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Nathen Tryman is seeking farm work experience in Minnesota. Tryman has experience as a gardener and has worked at farm-to-table restaurants where he handled produce. He is particularly interested in learning more about wholesale vegetable production, as well as microbiology and ending environmental racism. Contact: Nathen Tryman, 763-234-5761, e-mail. (Added 8/7/17)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Missouri

Drew Chandler is seeking farm work experience in Missouri. Chandler is interested in learning about maintaining crops, livestock and land, with an opportunity to rent-to-own. Chandler is particularly interested in getting experience with wholesale vegetable production. Contact: Drew Chandler, e-mail, 636-628-8796. (Added 8/7/17)

Farmland for Sale: Northwestern Minnesota

Patrick Morrison has for sale farmland in northwestern Minnesota's Otter Tail County (near Wadena). There are 75.5 acres, with an additional 4.5 acres that has a house and outbuildings. The land has not been sprayed for several years and there is pasture. The pasture has cross-fencing for rotational grazing, giant tire tanks and buried water lines. There is a small apple orchard with room for 50 trees; there are currently 16. There is a 2,300-square-foot house, storage shed, summer kitchen, 40 x 60 shop, and a 10 x 15 shop. The asking price is $435,500 ($3,000 per acre for 75.5 acres and $209,000 for the house, buildings and 4.5 acres). Contact: Patrick Morrison, 405-821-5692. (Added 7/27/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Anthony Ratkovich is seeking to rent 1-40 acres of tillable farmland in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a small storage shed or barn, as well as a house, is preferred. Any greenhouse structure or materials for construction would also be a plus. Contact: Anthony Ratkovich, 612-325-0155; or Lawren, 218-341-7430. (Added 7/24/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota or Wisconsin

Nicklaus Kenyon is seeking to rent 100+ acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Land with fencing and one or two outbuildings is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Nicklaus Kenyon, 507-458-5413. (Added 7/23/17)

Farmland for Sale: Southwestern Missouri

George McCoy has for sale 20 acres of farmland in southwestern Missouri (between Springfield and Branson). There is pasture and the land has not been sprayed for several years. The land is half tillable and half wooded, with a bottomland field. The original spring that was dug for the farm is still in place, and could possibly be put back into service if desired. There is a fenced area with young fruit trees and strawberries. There is a house, second home, an insulated 32 x 48 metal workshop/garage with concrete floor and electricity. There will be two greenhouses left on the property as well. McCoy is open to discussions about leaving other equipment as well. McCoy is willing to mentor a young farmer and help them get started. He has contacts with local grocery stores and has many years of running a CSA under his belt. The asking price is $247,000. Contact: George McCoy, 417-683-0022. (Added 7/21/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southeastern Michigan

John Fischer is seeking to rent 10+ acres of farmland in southeastern Michigan. Land with forest is preferred; no house is required. Contact: John Fischer, 586-295-1378, e-mail. (Added 7/17/17)

Farmland for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Maika Vang has for sale 2 acres of farmland in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities, Minn., region (Rogers). No house is available. Contact: Maika Vang, 612-481-5681. (Added 7/16/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northern Indiana

Natasha and Andy Britt are seeking to purchase 5+ acres of farmland in northern Indiana's St. Joseph County. Land with pasture and that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Fencing, water rights and irrigation would also be preferred. Contact: Natasha and Andy Britt, e-mail, 574-703-6925. (Added 7/15/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: South-Central Minnesota

Andrew Hanson-Pierre is seeking to purchase 20 acres of farmland in south-central Minnesota (Hutchinson-Litchfield area). Land with pasture and that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Outbuildings and an on-site well are preferred. A house would be ideal, but is not a necessity. Contact: Andrew Hanson-Pierre, 952-261-3312, e-mail. (Added 7/12/17)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Michael Lindee of Columbia Heights, Minn., is seeking farm work experience. He lived on a crop farm in North Branch, Minn., for 12 years and knows how to take care of gardens and fields. An ideal situation would be to get experience on a farm while having living space for he, his wife and his son. Contact: Michael Lindee, 763-202-6813, e-mail. (Added 7/12/17)

Farmland for Sale: Western Wisconsin

Dori Eder has for sale 9 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin (near Menomonie). There are 4 acres tillable, which has been certified organic hay for six years. The land includes 2 acres fenced sheep pasture and 2 acres is in a wooded ravine. Mature trees include sugar maple, apple and cherry. There is a modern barn set up for sheep and pastured poultry. There is a three-bedroom house, a machine shed, a single garage and a chicken coop. There is a separate well and upgraded electricity for agriculture buildings. Polywire paddock fencing and livestock supplies are negotiable. The property will go on the market in August, but Eder would prefer to sell to a beginning farmer directly. She is willing to work with FSA or other financing. The asking price is $140,000. Contact: Dori Eder, e-mail. (Added 7/11/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Indiana

Luke Dougherty is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in Indiana; no house or outbuildings are required. Contact: Luke Dougherty, 317-946-3598, e-mail. (Added 7/11/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: North Dakota

Bob Crone is seeking to rent 15 acres of farmland in North Dakota. Land with pasture, outbuildings and a house is preferred. Contact: Bob Crone, e-mail. (Added 7/10/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southern Michigan

Brad and Shara Trierweiler are seeking to purchase 10+ acres of farmland in southern Michigan's Ingham County. Land that is organic or has not been sprayed for several years is preferred, but they are willing to transition it for the right price. Land with outbuildings would also be ideal. Contact: Brad and Shara Trierweiler, e-mail. (Added 7/8/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Iowa

Quent Vogel is seeking to rent 300 acres of tillable farmland in Iowa; no house is required. Contact: Quent Vogel, 319-327-0918, e-mail. (Added 7/8/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southwestern Wisconsin

Paul is seeking to purchase 60-180 acres of tillable farmland in southwestern Wisconsin. He would prefer land with no foreseeable development potential. No house or outbuildings are required; one building site would be good, but is not required. He can pay cash. Contact: Paul, 608-588-6365, e-mail. (Added 7/7/17)

Farmland for Rent: North-Central Minnesota

Kent Scheer has for rent 4 acres of farmland in north-central Minnesota's Wadena County. The land is across from a farmers' market and fronting on a U.S. highway inside the city limits of the town of Wadena. No house is available. It has never been sprayed in its history. Because of the distance from a metro area and the unique character of the land, what is needed is an individual with innovative ideas for an application (most likely to be a perennial fruit crop) which is low in upkeep. There are numerous other potential perks for the right party such as: forestry or horticulture mentoring, a site for a tiny home, assistance relocating to the community, association with creatives and the arts, and possible partial employment. See www.greenislandpreserve.com for more information. Contact: Kent Scheer, e-mail. (Added 7/6/17)

Vegetable Farm for Sale: Western Wisconsin

Kate Stout has for sale a 25-acre vegetable operation in western Wisconsin's Barron County (near Prairie Farm). The land has not been sprayed for over 25 years and could be certified organic. There are approximately 12 acres of open, flat and almost rock-free sandy loam soil. The farm operation includes older heated greenhouse with new LP heater, three hoop houses, packing shed space attached to barn with walk-in cooler, harvest tubs and a SS sink, etc. There is a barn with trolly barn cleaner and large manure shed that could also be used for machinery storage. Vegetable equipment includes water wheel transplanter, plastic mulch layer, potato harvester, John Deere flail mower, IH 80 pull-behind combine, Allis Chalmers 170 tractor (55 HP), tractor rototiller. Other buildings include older granary, tractor shed with three bays and room for combine, and tool shed. There is an updated farmhouse with two small bedrooms and an apartment upstairs that could be used as living space. There is an additional semi-attached 10 x 10 with loft living quarters for three seasons with electricity. There is a new well with capacity to run at least 600 feet of aluminum pipe with sprinklers (included in price). Depending on purchaser, Stout could offer a land contract to help new farmers with extensive experience get started. The asking price is $230,00 without equipment; $250,000 with equipment Contact: Kate Stout, 510-725-2298, e-mail. (Added 7/5/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Missouri

Lyn Ciampa is seeking to purchase 3+ acres of farmland in Missouri for an "organic micro-farm." Land with water, outbuildings and a house is preferred. Contact: Lyn Ciampa, 480-682-7468, e-mail. (Added 7/5/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota & Wisconsin

Derek Gruening is seeking to purchase 30-125 acres of farmland in Minnesota (Wright, Dakota, Chisago, Washington or Goodhue County) or Wisconsin (St. Croix, Pepin, Pierce, Richland or Sauk County). Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that includes pasture and a house is preferred. Water, electricity, fencing and outbuildings, including a greenhouse, would be a plus. Contact: Derek Gruening, e-mail. (Added 7/3/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Matthew Culling is seeking to rent 4 acres of farmland in Minnesota; no house is required. Contact: Matthew Culling, 512-820-0329. (Added 7/3/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southwestern Iowa

Josh Abel is seeking to rent tillable farmland in southwestern Iowa's Madison County; no house is required. Contact: Josh Abel, 515-783-5375, e-mail. (Added 7/3/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southwestern Ohio

Claire L. is seeking to purchase 20-100 acres of farmland in southwestern Ohio. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has pasture, a barn and a house is preferred. Contact: Claire L., e-mail. (Added 7/3/17)