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 Karen Stettler at stettler@landstewardshipproject.org or call 507-523-3366.

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: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois

Tessa Foster is seeking to purchase at least 5 tillable acres of farmland in Minnesota, Wisconsin or Illinois (Michigan, Vermont or Maine would also be considered). Land with water, fencing and road access is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Tessa Foster, e-mail. (Added 10/17/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Iowa

Kirk Radtke is seeking to purchase or rent tillable farmland in Minnesota or Iowa. He would prefer land in northwestern Iowa or southwestern Minnesota, but he would consider other locations. Radtke is open to opportunities such as renting a farm and transitioning an existing farm business from a retiring farmer. A livestock operation would also be considered. No house is required. Contact: Kirk Radtke, 515-460-2201, e-mail. (Added 10/15/19)

Farmland for Sale: Northeastern Wisconsin

Realtor Jenny Menning has for sale 7 acres of farmland in northeastern Wisconsin's Green Lake County (near Ripon). The land consists of 1 acre of pasture and 4.5 tillable acres. There is a large barn (with event barn on the second level), a milk house, smaller barn, a Harvestore silo, tool shed, granary, combine shed, corn crib, hog pen, horse shed, two garages, and a 3,796-square-foot house built in 1949. It is zoned R-4, which allows many permitted and conditional uses for the property. The asking price is $375,000. Contact: Jenny Menning, 920-585-4849, e-mail. (Added 10/7/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Barry Schlecht is seeking to rent 5-100 acres of hay or pasture ground in Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: Barry Schlecht, e-mail, 360-518-6168, e-mail. (Added 10/7/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Iowa

Jacob Wolf is seeking to purchase 500 acres of farmland in Iowa. Land with 50 pasture acres and 50 forest acres is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Jacob Wolf, 641-777-8631, e-mail. (Added 10/7/19)

Seeking Farmer: Southeastern Minnesota

Kirby Rahn is seeking a farmer to join his operation in southeastern Minnesota's Houston County. The 405-acre farm has a beef cow-calf, small feedlot, and farrow-to-finish enterprise. There are also crops as well as pasture. The land has not been sprayed for several years and the farmer's involvement would be a diversified mix of responsibilities that could be tailored to strengths and interests. No housing is available. Contact: Kirby Rahn, 507-450-0109, e-mail. (Added 10/7/19)

Farmland for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Ken Saucke has for sale 40 acres of farmland in Dakota County south of Minnesota's Twin Cities (near Northfield). There are 28 tillable acres; 12 acres were enrolled in a Conservation Reserve Program contract, which ended this year. No house is available. The asking price is $247,300. Contact: Ken Saucke, 360-943-6607, e-mail. (Added 10/2/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Emily Stevens is seeking to rent 1 acre of tillable farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin (Pierce, St. Croix, Washington or Dakota County). Stevens is looking to grow produce and a small building to store equipment in is preferred. A farmer on-site for knowledge transfer would be good. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Emily Stevens, 312-523-6084, e-mail. (Added 10/2/19)

Farmland for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Ellen Parker has for sale an urban farm in Saint Paul, Minn. It is a city lot and it has had laying hens, a greenhouse, meat and fur rabbits, and other enterprises in a supportive neighborhood. Orchard, berries, grapes, mushrooms, and vegetable beds are all producing. The land has not been sprayed for several years. There is an updated three-bedroom house. The asking price is $189,000. Contact: Ellen Parker, 952-454-8967, e-mail. (Added 10/2/19).

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southern Minnesota

Stephen Jacobsen is seeking to rent 500 tillable acres of farmland in southern Minnesota's Mower or Freeborn County. No house is required. Contact: Stephen Jacobsen, 507-402-2542, e-mail. (Added 10/2/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Midwest

Alex Prediger is seeking to work with a Midwestern master regenerative grazier actively practicing some form of Holistic Planned Grazing or prescribed grazing. Prediger has eight years experience working on diverse operations across the country, ranging from a grass-based livestock and raw milk enterprise to a CSA and wholesale fruit and vegetable operation. Prediger's main interest is in regenerative grazing/Holistic Planned Grazing, but Prediger is also interested in learning more about on-farm milk/cheese processing and marketing. Contact: Alex Prediger, e-mail, 269-436-0305. (Added 10/2/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Louis Duncan is seeking farm work experience, particularly in the area of wholesale vegetable production. Duncan has experience with gardening, as well as livestock and dairy production. Duncan has experience working with farm machinery. He is looking to work with someone who has experience with farming. Contact: Louis Duncan, 575-552-2190, e-mail. (Added 10/2/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Tori Boye'r is seeking farm work experience in Minnesota. Boye'r served an internship at the Women's Environmental Institute farm and is a master composter and master gardener. Boye'r is particularly interested in gaining experience with wholesale vegetable production. Contact: Tori Boye'r,
612-814-7584, e-mail. (Added 9/26/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Ohio

Logan Eaton is seeking to purchase 80+ acres of tillable farmland in Ohio. Land with a barn and shop is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Logan Eaton, 419-429-9045, e-mail. (Added 9/26/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Kristen Todd is seeking to purchase 40 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with at least 10 tillable acres and 10 forest acres, and that has a house, is preferred. Contact: Kristen Todd, 612-839-4125, e-mail. (Added 9/23/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: South Dakota, Nebraska

Josh Goeken is seeking to rent 160 acres of tillable farmland in south Dakota or Nebraska. No house is required. Contact: Josh Goeken, 605-201-0465. (Added 9/23/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Michigan

Emily Canfield is seeking to purchase farmland in Michigan for organic fruit, vegetable, and livestock production. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that consists of 3 acres pasture, 3 tillable acres, and 2-5 forest acres is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Emily Canfield, 989-977-0084, e-mail. (Added 9/23/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Isaac Ellis is seeking farm work experience. He has experience with gardening, permaculture, and chickens, and is particularly interested in gaining experience with wholesale vegetable production. Contact: Isaac Ellis, 573-826-0070, e-mail. (Added 9/23/19)

Farmland for Sale: Northeastern Illinois

Sheri Cannataro has for sale 6.5 acres of farmland in northeastern Illinois's McHenry County. The land includes 4 tillable acres, 1 pasture acre, and 1 forest acre. The land has not been sprayed for several years. There is a house, a 24 x 28 pole barn, and a 12 x 15 animal barn with fence attached. The asking price is $299,000. Contact: Sheri Cannataro, 815-451-1966, e-mail. (Added 9/20/19)

Seeking Farmland for Rent: Southeastern Wisconsin

Annamarie Staples is seeking to rent 2 acres of tillable farmland near West Bend in southeastern Wisconsin. No house or outbuildings are required; water is required. Contact: Annamarie Staples, 262-365-4691, e-mail. (Added 9/20/19)

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

A family with young children is seeking an opportunity to work with a farmer who wants to transition their life’s work to another generation in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, or Illinois. They grew up around livestock and have college degrees in animal science, along with 10+ years of experience working in agriculture. They are willing to discuss any transitioning consideration, partnership, or farming opportunity. Contact: Bob Leuer, 651-216-0648, e-mail. (Added 9/19/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Ben Poellet is seeking to rent 2-5 tillable acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with irrigation and outbuildings would be ideal, but is not required; no house is required. Contact: Ben Poellet, 920-309-0961, e-mail. (Added 9/18/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Ozark Plateau

Steven Hix is seeking to purchase 30-90 acres of farmland in the Ozark Plateau (Arkansas region). Hix is starting a combination fish-vegetable farm and must have year-round ponds or small lakes or natural springs for fish farming. Land with 10 to 20 acres of ponds or lakes, 25 pasture acres, and 15 forest acres is preferred. Outbuildings and a house are also preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Contact: Steven Hix, 720-387-9792, e-mail. (Added 9/16/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southeastern Minnesota

David Dempster is seeking to rent 5 tillable acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Olmsted County. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has outbuildings and water is preferred. No house is required. Contact: David Dempster, 507-993-4090, e-mail. (Added 9/9/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Josh Heinze is seeking to purchase 40 acres of farmland in Wisconsin. Land with forest and water is preferred. No house is required. Contact: 715-797-6844, e-mail. (Added 9/9/19)

Farmland for Sale: Western Wisconsin

Dudley Parkinson has for sale 40 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin's Saint Croix County (near Somerset). The land has not been sprayed for 10 years, and it consists of 15 pasture acres (including prairie), 15 tillable acres, and 10 forest acres. There is a pole barn and a house with an attached garage. There is also water and fencing. Parkinson is seeking someone who will farm the land organically and be a good steward. The asking price is $579,900. Contact: Dudley Parkinson, 715-377-5560, e-mail. (Added 9/9/19)

Farmland for Rent: Southwestern Michigan

Phillip Frame has for rent 30 acres of farmland in southwestern Michigan's Van Buren County. No house is available. Contact: Phillip Frame, e-mail. (Added 9/9/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Wisconsin

Jeremy LaPointe is seeking to rent farmland in Wisconsin. Land with fencing, water, forest acres, and a house is preferred. Contact: Jeremy LaPointe, 518-596-2929, e-mail. (Added 9/5/19)

Seeking Farmer: East-Central Missouri

Amy Tinker is seeking a farmer who is interested in farming 5 acres of vegetable gardens and fruit trees in east-central Missouri (near High Ridge in Jefferson County). No housing is available. Contact: Amy Tinker, 314-629-8245, e-mail. (Added 9/5/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Iowa

Dakota Hudnut is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Iowa; no house is required. Contact: Dakota Hudnut, 641-990-5027, e-mail. (9/5/19)

Farmland for Sale: Northwestern Wisconsin

Realtor Marc Cutter has for sale 29 acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin (between Luck and Cushing). There is 11 open/tillable acres, a fenced garden area, and lots of mature hardwoods (with sugar bush). There is a greenhouse attached to the three-bedroom home, which was built in 1985. There is a two-car garage and a 24 x 24 workshop. The asking price is $280,000. Contact: Marc Cutter, 715-491-9381, e-mail. (Added 9/4/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Grace Mikula is seeking to purchase 5 acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Land with 2 tillable acres, 1 pasture acre, and 1 forest acre is preferred. Land with a barn, garage, chicken coop, and a house, and that is on a well maintained road close to town, is also preferred. Contact: Grace Mikula, 202-573-4831, e-mail. (Added 9/3/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota, South Dakota

Mark Larson is seeking to rent 300 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota or South Dakota. No house is required. Contact: Mark Larson, 320-305-2790, e-mail. (Added 9/3/19)

Organic Farmland for Rent: North-Central Illinois

Tom Yucus has for rent 480 acres of certified organic farmland in north-central Illinois's Lee County. There are 380 tillable acres, 150 acres of which is irrigated. The land has been certified organic for 10 years and there is a deep well and six grain bins; no house is available. Contact: Tom Yucus, 815-343-6641, e-mail. (Added 8/26/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Iowa

Barton Hawley is seeking to purchase farmland in Iowa. Land with pasture, water, and fencing is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Barton Hawley, 515-432-4745, e-mail. (Added 8/21/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Mary Plank is seeking to purchase 10 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with 5 acres pasture and 5 acres forest is preferred. Land with a house and a barn is preferred. Contact: Mary Plank, 307-620-2850, e-mail. (Added 8/19/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minn., S. Dak., Iowa

Kody Heideman is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in Minnesota, South Dakota, or Iowa. Contact: Kody Heideman, 507-227-8909. (Added 8/19/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Nathan Wrolson is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Minnesota. Contact: Nathan Wrolson, 320-424-0843, e-mail. (Added 8/7/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Daniel Beiswanger is seeking to purchase 25 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with 10 pasture acres and 5 tillable acres, and that has not been sprayed for several years, is preferred. Land with water and electricity is also preferred; no house is required. Contact: Daniel Beiswanger, e-mail. (Added 8/3/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Devin and Kyle McNearney of Fridley, Minn., are seeking farm work experience in Minnesota. They are hoping to eventually be able to start their own farm or take one over. They have experience with backyard gardening and they are particularly interested in getting experience with wholesale vegetable production. Contact: Devin McNearney, e-mail, 612-442-4414. (Added 8/3/19)