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: 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)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southern Wisconsin

Stephanie Mullis is seeking to rent up to 5 acres of farmland in southern Wisconsin (between Beloit and Madison). Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has 1-3 pasture acres and 2-3 tillable acres is preferred. No house is required; water and electricity for a tiny house is preferred. Contact: Stephanie Mullis, 262-325-7134. (Added 7/31/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Illinois

Katie Ross is seeking to purchase approximately 20 acres of farmland in Minnesota or Illinois. Land with 10 pastured acres, 10 tillable and 10 forested is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has sturdy outbuildings, a house and a river or creek is preferred. Contact: Katie Ross, 952-210-5192. (Added 7/31/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Ryan Ericson is seeking to purchase 5-15 acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Land with 1-5 pasture acres, 5-10 tillable and 1-5 forest is preferred. Outbuildings such as a storage barn and wash/pack facility are also preferred, as well as fencing and water. Land that is within 45 minutes of a city/market is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Ryan Ericson, 651-353-2474. (Added 7/31/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Illinois, Indiana

Lendoria Ellis is seeking to purchase 2 acres of tillable farmland in Illinois or Indiana. No house is required. Contact: Lendoria Ellis, 708-477-1278, e-mail. (Added 7/31/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Midwest

Jolene Haggerty is seeking to rent approximately 15 acres of farmland in the Midwest. Land with fenced pasture, a hay field, a horse-safe barn, garage/shop, space for a round pen/arena, a house and water is preferred. Contact: Jolene Haggerty, 309-338-8676, e-mail. (Added 7/31/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Illinois

Cory Farmer is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in Illinois; no house is required. Contact: Cory Farmer, 217-737-8447, e-mail. (Added 7/31/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minn., Wis., S. Dak., Neb., Iowa, N. Dak., Ill.

Xiang Zou is seeking to purchase 20 acres of farmland in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota or Illinois. Land with pasture is preferred. Contact: Xiang Zou, 816-282-4291. (Added 7/27/18)

Vineyard & Winery for Sale: Southeastern Minnesota

Bonita Patton has for sale a vineyard and small boutique winery in southeastern Minnesota (near Byron). The vineyard is 4 acres; there are 21 acres total, mostly in CRP. The land has 7 acres of pasture; the land has not been sprayed for several years. There is a 10-foot deer fence on three sides of the vineyard—the fourth side needs to be set up. Patton is open to training someone to take over the operation. Outbuildings include a 10 x 12 storage building; the 50 x 50 winery building space is in Rochester, four miles from the vineyard. The entire package is $500,000; Patton is willing to accept $100,000 as a down payment. More information on the winery is here and here. Contact: Steve Patton, 507-251-1946, e-mail. (Added 7/27/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Central, Southern Illinois

Conrad Wittenborn is seeking to purchase 200-1,000 acres of farmland in central or southern Illinois. Land with 10-80 acres of pasture, as well as outbuildings and a bin, is preferred. No house is required. A retiring farmer who is looking for someone to take over would be good. Contact: Conrad Wittenborn, 618-317-8411, e-mail. (Added 7/25/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Illinois

Joseph Stasell is seeking to purchase 400-600 acres of tillable farmland in Illinois. No house is required. Contact: Joseph Stasell, 815-257-3712, e-mail. (Added 7/20/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northeastern MN, Northwestern WI

John Stoltz is seeking to purchase 5+ acres of farmland in northeastern Minnesota or northwestern Wisconsin (within 40 minutes of Duluth). At least 4+ tillable acres are sought; outbuildings would be helpful, but are not necessary. Land with a house is preferred. Contact: John Stoltz, 608-738-9210, e-mail. (Added 7/17/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northeastern Minnesota

Astrid Yankosky is seeking to purchase 0-5 acres of tillable farmland in northeastern Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years, and that has water and electricity, as well as outbuildings such as a greenhouse and hoop house, is preferred. Land that is within close proximity to Duluth, Minn., is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Astrid Yankosky, 206-579-0508, e-mail. (Added 7/13/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Andrew Karki is seeking to purchase 50-100 tillable acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with a well and three-phase power is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Andrew Karki, 920-645-8526, e-mail. (Added 7/13/18)

Farmland for Sale: Western Minnesota

Cheryl Landgren has for sale 15 acres of farmland in western Minnesota's Chippewa County (near Milan). The land consists of 2 pasture acres and it has not been sprayed for several years; it sits on the banks of the Chippewa River. There is a house that was completely updated in 2008, along with a storage shed and screened-in gazebo. Property must be sold as one parcel, and buyer must be pre-qualified. The asking price is $149,000. Contact: Janell Welling, 320-226-5586, e-mail. (Added 7/13/18)

Farmland for Sale: Western Wisconsin

Knelly Dettinger has for sale 20-40 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin's Dunn County (near Menomonie). The land has not been sprayed for several years. It consists of 25 pasture acres, 7 tillable acres, 5 forest acres, a pole shed, a lean-to, a moveable chicken coop and a house. There are two wells, fencing for rotational grazing and a head-gate. An informational video on the property is available here. The asking price is $425,000 to $525,000. Contact: Knelly Dettinger, 507-272-0526, e-mail. (Added 7/5/18)

Farmland for Sale: Western Wisconsin

Knelly Dettinger has for sale 20 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin's Dunn County (near Boyceville). The land has not been sprayed in 20 years and it consists of pasture and forest acres; it has been rotationally grazed. There is a house, 30 x 60 pole shed with concrete floor and additional lean-to, a moveable chicken coop and a vintage shed. There are two wells, electricity, septic, a head-gate, cattle panels and fencing for rotational grazing. A property video is available here. The asking price is $110,000. Contact: Knelly Dettinger, 507-272-0526, e-mail. (Added 7/2/18)

Seeking Farmer: Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Gabor Zsolnay at Delta Garden Farm is seeking a farmer to work on a 500+ acre farm in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan's Delta County. The farm raises beef cattle, bees, hay, orchard fruits, berries, grapes, eggs and vegetables. Zsolnay is seeking someone to manage all aspects of the farm, including production and budget/record keeping. Must he capable of working with others and able to provide timely and accurate reports to the owner. Pay is based on experience; basic compensation with incentive fees based on producing positive financial results are part of the contract package. Housing is available. Contact: Gabor Zsolnay, 773-929-6007, e-mail. (Added 7/2/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Tyler Siegfried is seeking to rent 40-500 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: Tyler Siegfried, 507-430-5235, e-mail. (Added 7/2/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Nebraska

Lukas Bernhardt is seeking to rent 5 acres of farmland in Nebraska. Land with 3 tillable acres, a drilled well, fencing, one outbuilding and irrigation is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Lukas Bernhardt, 201-994-5951, e-mail. (Added 6/26/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Wisconsin, Michigan

Cassie Boraiko is seeking to rent 5+ acres of farmland in Wisconsin or Michigan. Land with 1+ tillable acres, 2+ pasture and 2+ forest is preferred. Land that is certified organic and that has a barn, greenhouse, processing/kitchen and a house is preferred. Property with water and neighbors who do not use chemicals is also preferred. Contact: Cassie Boraiko, 707-391-5757, e-mail. (Added 6/14/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Bradley Hane is seeking to purchase up to 50 acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Land with .5 to 15 tillable acres and .5 to 5 pasture acres is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Bradley Hane, 715-808-2263, e-mail. (Added 6/13/18)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Zinnia Alvarado is seeking farm work experience and is interested in learning more about wholesale vegetable production. Alvarado is Farm School NYC "Urban Farming Certified," and is currently taking a master composting course. Alvarado has experience with raising flowers and vegetables, and utilizing farmers' markets and the CSA model. Alvarado is willing to relocate. Contact: Zinnia Alvarado, e-mail, 347-593-3910. (Added 6/12/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Ashley Gergen is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in Minnesota. Contact: Ashley Gergen, 612-221-4057, e-mail. (Added 6/12/18)

Organic Farm for Sale: Southwestern Wisconsin

Mary Glindinning has for sale a 7.5-acre farm in southwestern Wisconsin's Lafayette County. The farm consists of turnkey facilities for 9,500 hens, which includes feeding, grain storage, watering and egg gathering equipment. There is potential for an ongoing egg contract. There is also a cooler. There is 2.5 acres of high quality farmland that was previously used for growing sweetcorn. There is a 3-4 bedroom home. The asking price is $320,000, which includes chicken and feed inventory. Buyer will be assisted with transition. Contact: Mary Glindinning, 608-482-1335, e-mail. (Added 6/11/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Iowa

Marcus Dow is seeking to purchase 50-200 acres of tillable farmland in Iowa. No house is required. Contact: Marcus Dow, 641-425-8330, e-mail. (Added 6/11/18)

Seeking Farmer: Northern Minnesota

Paul Conklin is seeking a farmer to join his operation in Beltrami County in northern Minnesota (near Solway). Conklin has a 153-acre farm with a rotationally-grazed Highland beef cattle herd, a CSA market vegetable garden, a small flock of laying hens and a few bee hives. The farm is not certified organic but Conklin follows the NOP organic rules. He is seeking someone who is interested in a farm partnership. The CSA enterprise, a farmers' market and a growing restaurant market offer opportunities for expansion. There is a 12-acre lot available for a home site. Pay consists of a share of farm income; monthly salary the first year. Conklin is targeting the 2019 growing season, but someone could start in 2018. Contact: Paul Conklin, 218-467-3584, e-mail. (Added 6/7/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Bonnie Warndahl is seeking to purchase 40 acres of farmland in Minnesota or western Wisconsin, within a 60-minute drive of Maplewood, Minn. Land with 5-10 acres pasture, 5-10 tillable acres and 10-20 forest acres is preferred. Land with outbuildings and a house is also preferred. Warndahl is seeking a rent-to-own/contract-for-deed situation. Owner must be willing to work with the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Contact: Bonnie Warndahl, e-mail. (Added 6/7/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Lauren Jones is seeking to rent farmland within a 30-minute drive of Minneapolis, Minn. The amount of acres is negotiable. Land with 1+ acres of pasture and fencing is preferred. No house or outbuildings are required. Contact: Lauren Jones, 205-427-6363, e-mail. (Added 6/5/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northeastern Iowa

Dustin Larson is seeking to rent half-an-acre of farmland in northeastern Iowa (near Dubuque). Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a small shed to store equipment in is preferred. Land that is on a dead end road and that has a house is preferred, but is not required. Contact: Dustin Larson, 952-693-6920, e-mail. (Added 6/3/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Minnesota

Eric and Meghann Jerviss are seeking to purchase 5+ acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Houston or Fillmore County. Land with 2+ acres of pasture and a house is preferred. A small barn is preferred, but is not required. They are looking for a place where they can grow most of their own food and eventually transition it into a CSA operation. Contact: Eric or Meghann Jerviss, 507-312-0651, e-mail. (Added 6/1/18)