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:

Organic Farm for Sale: East-Central Minnesota

Andy Cotter has for sale a 92-acre certified organic farm near Hutchinson, Minn., west of the Twin Cities. There are 12 tillable acres and 3 forest acres. There is a shop, updated granary, two machinery storage sheds, three wood drying sheds, a chicken coop, a well house converted to living space, a large renovated barn, a wood-fired brick oven, a summer kitchen, a hoop house and an updated 2,280 square-foot house. There is also 18-acres of deer fence and a wind generator. The asking price is $500,000. Contact: www.yorkfarmmn.com. (Added 10/22/18)

Grass-fed Operation for Sale: Northeastern Ohio

James Myers has for sale 92 acres of farmland in northeastern Ohio's Trumbull County. There are 70 pasture acres and 22 forest acres. The land has not been sprayed for several years. There are two barns and a house. This is a grass-fed farm and business and is for sale as a turnkey operation. Livestock and supplies would also be available for purchase. Contact James Myers, 216-314-6159, e-mail. (Added 10/22/18)

Farmland for Rent: Northeastern Minnesota

Melinda Ninefeldt and Gene Dutkin have for rent 200 acres of farmland in northeastern Minnesota's Carlton County (50 miles south of Duluth). The land consists of 20 acres pasture, 10 tillable and 170 forest. The land has not been sprayed for several years and there are two greenhouses, one hoop house, a barn, a walk-in cooler and a prep room (with stainless steel counters). No house is available. The land was certified organic until 2014. There is a good well with a hydrant near the barn for irrigating gardens and greenhouses. The rental rate is negotiable. Contact: Melinda Ninefeldt and Gene Dutkin, 218-393-7045, e-mail. (Added 10/21/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northern Illinois

Kevin Hughes is seeking to rent tillable farmland in northern Illinois. Hughes has access to equipment and is looking for an opportunity to get into farming. No house is needed. Contact: Kevin Hughes, 847-450-4897, e-mail. (Added 10/21/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Michele DuRand is seeking to purchase 2-20 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with 1-10 acres forest as well as water is preferred. Land with outbuildings and a house is also preferred. Contact: Michele DuRand, 952-221-7616, e-mail. (Added 10/19/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: West-Central Wisconsin

Bonnie Warndahl is seeking to purchase 10-40 acres of farmland in west-central Wisconsin. Land with 5 pasture acres and 5 tillable acres is preferred. Land with a barn/pole shed and a house is also preferred. Contact: Bonnie Wardahl, 612-462-9311, e-mail. (Added 10/19/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

David Engen is seeking to purchase 40+ acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has 15+ acres of pasture, 5-10 tillable acres and 15+ forest acres is preferred. No house is required. Engen is a therapeutic body-worker and long-time gardener looking to relocate and find community and create a homestead/family-farm for himself, his wife, two kids and his parents. He is interested in designing property to do agroforestry/regenerative ranching/farming. Engen is Looking for landowners looking to pass their estate on into conscious hands. Contact: David Engen, 415-867-7577, e-mail. (Added 10/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Jill Chi is seeking to purchase 20-80 acres of farmland in Minnesota (would prefer to be within 25 miles of Annandale in east-central Minnesota). Land with 5-10 acres of forest and that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Fencing would be ideal, but Chi can build fence as well. A water source is required; outbuildings and a house are not necessary. Contact Jill Chi, 320-266-5675, e-mail. (Added 10/12/18)

Seeking Farmer: Northeastern Iowa

Humble Hands Harvest is seeking a farmer to join its 22-acre certified organic operation in northeastern Iowa's Winneshiek County (near Decorah). Currently, 2 acres of organic vegetables provide most of the farm's income; they also pasture a 25-ewe flock of sheep and raise feeder pigs on pasture. Three hundred nut and fruit trees have been planted, and there are plans to add more. Humble Hands is looking to add another member to its worker-owned cooperative farm. They make decisions together, and the farm operates as one unit, although each cooperative member might have different duties or enterprises she focuses on. Humble Hands is hoping to build its capacity to branch out from the 2 acres of vegetables and work on establishing perennial crops and regenerating the soil with pastured livestock. The pay is $1,000 per month; no housing is available. More information is here. Contact: Hannah Breckbill, 507-513-1502, e-mail. (Added 10/10/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Josh Heinze is seeking to purchase 40+ acres of farmland in Wisconsin. Land with 20+ acres pasture, 20+ acres forest and 2 acres tillable is preferred. Land with fencing, a water source, outbuildings and a house is also preferred. Contact: Josh Heinze, 715-797-6844, e-mail. (Added 10/8/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Chandler Morton is seeking to rent 100+ acres of pasture in Minnesota to expand his yak operation. He needs well/water for livestock and good fencing, but can install fencing on a long-term lease. Chandler can work with existing landowners who would like to supply him with their production or can lease land for production. No house is required. Contact: Chandler Morton, 720-256-3364, e-mail. (Added 10/4/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Paul Huber is seeking to purchase 5-20 acres of farmland in Wisconsin (near the southeastern Wisconsin town of Fredonia is preferred). Land that is certified organic, has water for irrigation and has 5-10 acres tillable is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Paul Huber, 920-251-5908, e-mail. (Added 10/2/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Maggie Albright is seeking to purchase 100 acres of farmland in Wisconsin. Land with 20-50 acres pasture, 10-20 forest and 20-30 tillable is preferred; no house is required. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a water or stream of some sort is preferred. Contact: Maggie Albright, 608-369-4579, e-mail. (Added 10/2/18)

Farmland for Rent: Twin Cities Region

Casey Kirt has for rent 15+ tillable acres of farmland near Watertown in the Twin Cities, Minn., region. The land has not been farmed for over 10 years and has not been sprayed for several years. There is a 40 x 100 pole barn; a house could be available. The landlord has access to owners of numerous Minneapolis high-end restaurants as possible produce buyers. A small amount of capital may be available for site improvements to make the operation work. Contact: Casey Kirt, 952-956-6872, e-mail. (Added 10/2/18)

Farmland for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Mary Schneider has for sale 68 acres of farmland in Dakota County near Minnesota's Twin Cities. There are 60 tillable acres and 8 pasture acres (some pastureland can be tilled). There is no house and no outbuldings. The asking price is $7,500 per acre. Contact: Mary Schneider, 952-607-1587, e-mail. (Added 10/2/18)

Farmland for Rent: Southern Colorado

Guidestone Colorado Land Link has for rent 3-4 acres of farmland in southern Colorado's La Plata County. There are two large fenced areas which have been farmed for vegetables in the past. There is a high tunnel, a seeding house, root cellars, various buildings and tools. The land has not been sprayed for several years. No housing is available. The lease is negotiable. Contact: Guidestone Colorado Land Link, 970-389-2041, e-mail. (Added 10/2/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Michael Anderson is seeking to purchase 10-30 acres of farmland in Minnesota (near Wabasha in southeastern Minnesota is preferred). Land with 10-20 tillable acres is preferred; he is open to bare land or land with buildings. Contact: Michael Anderson, 952-261-7081, e-mail. (Added 9/28/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Jeremy Bennett is seeking to rent 30+ acres of farmland in Minnesota (Itasca County is preferred). Land with 15 acres pasture, 5 tillable acres and 7 forest acres is preferred. Land with pasture fencing, outbuildings (or an ability to add a barn) and a house is preferred. Contact: Jeremy Bennett, 218-398-1953, e-mail. (Added 9/26/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Western Wisconsin

Nancy St. Germaine is seeking to purchase 10+ acres of farmland in Minnesota or western Wisconsin. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. It would be ideal to have utilities and a house or other livable structure. St. Germaine is flexible about other details, such as outbuildings and tillable acres available. Contact: Nancy St. Germaine, 612-209-2045, e-mail. (Added 9/26/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Jesse Sigurdsen is seeking to purchase 2 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land that is 1 acre tillable and 1 acre pasture is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Jesse Sigurdsen, 651-249-5132, e-mail. (Added 9/20/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota, Iowa

Nathan Baseman is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Minnesota or Iowa; no house is required. Contact: Nathan Baseman, 507-402-5302, e-mail. (Added 9/20/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Western Wisconsin

Nancy St. Germaine is seeking to purchase 10+ acres of farmland in Minnesota or western Wisconsin. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Land with utilities and a house or other livable structure would be ideal. Contact: Nancy St. Germaine, 612-209-2045, e-mail. (Added 9/18/18)

Seeking Farmer: Southwestern Wisconsin

Benjamin Wojahn is seeking a farmer to join his 69-acre operation in southwestern Wisconsin's Vernon County (near Viroqua). There is basic infrastructure for an orchard, 70 x 30 hoop house, permaculture, woodlands, hay and cropland and nursery. There is an opportunity to rent a shared house with possibilities to develop individual cooperative sustainable farm enterprises. This is a good opportunity for someone to have a medium-term shared living situation and farming operation until they are able to acquire their own farm. There is no pay; reasonable rent/labor contribution for housing and farm access. Contact: Benjamin Wojahn, e-mail. (Added 9/18/18)

Farmland for Rent: Twin Cities Region

Ed Lysne has for rent approximately 9 acres of farmland in Minnesota's Rice County, south of the Twin Cities (near Northfield). The land includes up to 4.5 pasture acres, up to 4.5 tillable acres and roughly 1 forest acre. It has not been sprayed for three growing seasons. It has supported a few pigs, chickens and produce during the past two years—all grown organically. There is a very large lawn with gardens, trees and shrubs. There is a house and small garage. The lease terms are somewhat negotiable. Contact: Ed Lysne, 612-790-7873, e-mail. (Added 9/6/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Central Illinois

Milton Scheirer Jr. is seeking to purchase 40-80 acres of tillable farmland in central Illinois. No house is required. Contact: Milton Scheirer Jr., 309-339-9461, e-mail. (Added 9/6/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Iowa

Tom Sullivan is seeking to rent 1,500 acres of farmland in Iowa. Land with 300 acres pasture and 1,200 tillable is preferred; no house is required. Land with water for the pasture acres is preferred. Contact: Tom Sullivan, 712-747-3909, 712-579-6959. (Added 9/6/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Missouri

Luke Lay is seeking to rent 1,000 tillable acres in Missouri; no house is required. Contact: Luke Lay, 660-342-6424, e-mail. (Added 9/6/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Kyle Wermerskirchen is seeking to rent 20-160 acres of farmland in the southern or southwestern region of the Twin Cities (Minnesota) Metropolitan Area. Land with 20-100 pasture acres, 0-40 acres tillable and 5-20 forest acres is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. A dairy barn, multipurpose sheds and a house is also preferred. Contact: Kyle Wermerskirchen, 952-239-7736, e-mail. (Added 9/4/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: U.S.

Stella Carrasco is seeking to purchase 10 acres of farmland in the U.S. A house is preferred; no outbuildings are required. Contact: Stella Carrasco, e-mail, 661-794-8751. (Added 9/4/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minn., Neb., Iowa, Ill.

Marc Mote is seeking to rent 500 or more acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa or Illinois. No house is required. Contact: Marc Mote, 937-459-6766, e-mail. (Added 9/4/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Wisconsin

Jeana Corrado is seeking to rent 1 acre of farmland in Wisconsin. Land with an electrical hook-up, water and sewer system is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Jeana Corrado, 608-800-4795, e-mail. (Added 8/31/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southwestern Wisconsin

Ryan Saxton is seeking to purchase 5+ acres of farmland in southwestern Wisconsin (near Viroqua). Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has forest is preferred. A house and barn would be ideal, but is not necessary. Land with a water source of any kind and that is on a minimal-traffic road is preferred. Contact: Ryan Saxton, 913-669-8642, e-mail. (Added 8/29/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Twin Cities Region

Jesse Sigurdsen is seeking to purchase 1 acre of farmland in the Twin Cities, Minn., region (near Lino Lakes). At least half-an-acre tillable is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Jesse Sigurdsen, 651-249-5132, e-mail. (Added 8/29/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Will Knox is seeking to rent 600 tillable acres of farmland in Minnesota; no house or outbuildings are required. Contact: Will Knox, 701-317-4253, e-mail. (Added 8/29/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Luke Hunt is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in Minnesota; no house is required. Contact: Luke Hunt, 605-860-8561, e-mail. (Added 8/27/18)

Seeking Farmer: South-Central Wisconsin

Sarah Frater is seeking an individual or family interested in running her 10-acre farm in south-central Wisconsin's Dane County (20 minutes from Madison). There are 3 tillable acres, a turkey pasture, and several outbuildings. There is a fully functional website, a customer base for eggs, and an opportunity for an event venue in an outbuilding that has held gatherings and a wedding. The tillable land has drain tile installed. The chicken barn is half-workshop and there are coops and outdoor runs for chickens. There is a five-bedroom house. The land has not been sprayed for several years. Contact: Sarah Frater, 414-841-4016, e-mail. (Added 8/24/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Ohio

Yasemin Ozkafa is seeking to rent less than 5 acres of farmland in Ohio. No house is required. Contact: Yasemin Ozkafa, 646-284-1239, e-mail. (Added 8/17/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Minnesota

Eric Heins is seeking to purchase 20-50 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota (preferably near Plainview). No house is required. Contact: Eric Heins, 507-259-0611, e-mail. (Added 8/16/18)

Organic Dairy Farm for Sale: North-Central Wisconsin

Brad Zettler has for sale a 234-acre certified organic dairy farm in north-central Wisconsin's Marathon County. There are 200 tillable acres, 7 pasture acres and 25 forest acres. There is a house and a barn with 30 stalls under pipeline and a swing six parlor. There is a 40 x 80 loafing barn, a 44 x 80 pole shed with an attached heated shop. All land is adjoining. There is a grid tied solar system. The farm sells with an Organic Valley milk contract. Contact: Brad Zettler, 715-965-3440, e-mail. (Added 8/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: East-Central Minnesota

James Bauman is seeking to purchase 5-15 acres of tillable farmland in east-central Minnesota's Wright County (within a one-and-a-quarter-hour drive of the Twin Cities). Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred, but not necessary. Sandy soil for vegetable farming required; flat tillable land preferred. Outbuildings preferred, but not required; a house is required. Contact: James Bauman, 763-913-5465, e-mail. (Added 8/15/18)

Seeking Land for Bees: Minnesota

Danny Kraft is seeking land in Minnesota where he can keep his bees. He has several nucleus colonies that need to put on weight before winter and he is looking for a late summer nectar source. Land with alfalfa or goldenrod would work. If the farmer is planning on allowing the alfalfa to flower, Kraft would be very interested. Contact: Danny Kraft, 952-393-8839, e-mail. (Added 8/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Missouri

Sara Collaza is seeking to purchase 4-6 acres of tillable farmland in Missouri. Land with water and a house is preferred. Contact: Sara Collazo, 636-346-9992, e-mail. (Added 8/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Missouri, Kansas

Cherokee Dixon is seeking to rent 3-5 acres of farmland in Missouri or Kansas. Land with a shop, two outbuildings, water, electricity, a possible septic system and house is preferred. Contact: Cherokee Dixon, 816-799-7640, e-mail. (Added 8/15/18)

Farmland for Rent: Northeastern Michigan

Jeff Fournier has for rent 80 acres of farmland in northeastern Michigan's Arenac County (near Alger). There are 50 pasture acres, 10 tillable acres and 20 forest acres. There is a fenced-in hog area, a chicken coop, a shed and a house. The rental rate is $1,000 per month. Contact: Jeff Fournier, 865-599-4597, e-mail. (Added 8/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Craig Buss is seeking to purchase 100-500 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with at least 20 pasture acres, 10 forest acres and 100 tillable acres is preferred. Land with a machine shed, barn and mechanics shop is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Craig Buss, 320-582-2323, e-mail. (Added 8/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois

Kevin Pearce is seeking to rent 400 acres of farmland in Nebraska, Iowa or Illinois. Land with at least 50 acres of pasture and a house is preferred. Contact: Kevin Pearce, 614-991-8576, e-mail. (Added 8/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southern Minnesota

Eric Jaeger is seeking to rent 300 tillable acres of farmland in southern Minnesota's Blue Earth or Faribault County. No house is required. Contact: Eric Jaeger, 507-327-8920, e-mail. (Added 8/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Illinois

Adam Smith is seeking to rent 80-1,000 acres of tillable farmland in Illinois. No house is required. Contact: Adam Smith, 618-559-4050, e-mail. (Added 8/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Ohio

John Thurmer is seeking to rent farmland in Ohio. Land with barns is preferred; no house is required. Contact: John Thurmer, 330-604-6454, e-mail. (Added 8/15/18)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Richard Hagaba is seeking experience working on a wholesale vegetable operation. He has five years of experience in planting grazing grass, bush clearing, farm managing and planning, and cover cropping. Hagaba is also interested in gaining experience with fruit production and harvesting. Contact: Richard Hagaba, e-mail, +256 772-398-826. (Added 8/15/18)