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

Craig Fischer is seeking to purchase 540 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with 240 pasture acres and 300 tillable acres is preferred. No house is required. Land located near Sleep Eye, Minn., a plus. Fencing, water, and good neighbors are a plus. Contact: Craig Fischer, 507-766-1405, e-mail. (Added 1/13/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy or Rent: Nebraska

Ashley Bruner is seeking to purchase or rent 500-1,000 acres of farmland in Nebraska for a regenerative ag operation of mixed crops and livestock. Land that is tillable and has pasture is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Ashley Bruner, 307-349-2377, e-mail. (Added 1/13/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Ellen Russo is seeking to purchase 80+ acres of farmland in Wisconsin (within 45 minutes of Duluth; ideally between Superior and Ashland). Land with 5-10 acres tillable, 20 pasture acres or hay, and 20 forest acres is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a barn is also preferred; no house is required. Contact: Ellen Russo, 651-328-4500, e-mail. (Added 1/11/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Lorna Grant is seeking to purchase 10-40 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land that consists of 5 tillable acres and 5+ forest acres is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Land with some sort of housing is preferred. Contact: Lorna Grant, 651-347-3764, e-mail. (Added 1/11/21)

Farmland for Rent: Northwestern Wisconsin

Allysse Sorensen has for rent 2 tillable acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County (near Saint Croix Falls). There is deer-proof fencing for most of the 2 acres. Water hoses reach all garden areas and barn. Some pasture and wooded areas available, depending on need. Tillable area could also be increased. The land is within 45 minutes of 5+ farmers' markets. No chemicals have been used on the land for 15+ years. There is a 400-square-foot cabin with kitchenette and living room; includes electricity and strong WIFI. There is an outhouse, outdoor shower, and sauna. Barn space available for small livestock. The rental price is $525 per month. Contact: Allysse Sorensen, 715-557-0215, e-mail. (Added 1/11/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Logan Clark is seeking to purchase 30+ acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with 20+ pasture acres and 5 tillable acres is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Land with a pack shed, loafing shed, fencing, water, and a house is preferred. Contact: Logan Clark, 507-251-1146, e-mail. (Added 1/5/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southwestern, Southeastern, Central Wisconsin

Jill Sobel is seeking to rent 5 or more acres of farmland in southwestern, southeastern, or central Wisconsin. Sobel is seeking land to raise goats on; needs fencing water, electricity, and outbuildings such as a barn and three-sided shelter. A house is preferred but not required. Land with 5+ acres of pasture is preferred. Contact: Jill Sobel, e-mail, 303-241-8751. (Added 1/5/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Jesse Zubke is seeking to rent 80 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: Jesse Zubke, 507-923-0335. (Added 1/5/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Iowa

Carl Emerson is seeking to rent 10 acres of tillable farmland in Iowa. No house is required. Contact: Carl Emerson, 319-431-9397, e-mail. (Added 1/5/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

George Onchiri is seeking to rent 1-2 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with water is preferred; no house is required. Contact: George Onchiri, 952-217-6906, e-mail. (Added 1/5/21)

Acreage for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Jim Kleinschmit has for sale 2 acres of land in the western Twin Cities, Minn., area (Minnetonka-Glen Lake neighborhood). This property has an updated and well-maintained 4+ bedroom/3 bathroom house; in-ground pool; pond/waterfall; rain garden; and well (property also connected to city water). The two contiguous acres have a mix of tree cover, open areas, and a working well, which allows new owner to consider pursuit of multiple (hobby) farm options, including livestock, while remaining within the metro area. Property has been organically managed for over 10 years. Improvements include an in-ground sprinkler system and a 20 x 40 fenced garden space (with hydrant). Tree cover is a mix of old growth maples, elm, etc. including mulberry and pear tree. House has a two-car attached garage. The asking price is $850,000. Contact: Jim Kleinschmit, 612-554-2901, e-mail. (Added 1/5/21)

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

Frank Smith is seeking to purchase 300 acres of farmland in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, or North Dakota. Land with 300 acres pasture is preferred. Land with tillable acres and forest acres is also preferred. Land with a house is required. Contact: Frank Smith, 434-250-8363, e-mail. (Added 1/5/21)

Seeking Farmer: Southeastern Wisconsin

Tiffany Carey is seeking someone to join a farming operation in southeastern Wisconsin's Jefferson County (near Ixonia). It's a 40-acre property with 2-4 acres cleared and prepped for vegetable cultivation. The land has not been sprayed. Carey is looking for the right person who would like to own/operate this part of the farm. Carey is willing to share machinery, tools, and supplies. There is a tractor with implements as well as a mobile walk-in cooler. Carey is flexible on land use and tenure expansion. Carey is available for support, but in general farmer would be operating their own business, and there would be an agreement on terms. No housing is available. Farmer could set up their own mobile home on the property if desired. Contact: Tiffany Carey, 720-998-4037, e-mail. (Added 1/5/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Illinois

Rob Weber is seeking to rent 1,000 tillable acres in Illinois. No house is required. Contact: Rob Weber, 815-347-0121, e-mail. (Added 1/5/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Pete Widin is seeking to purchase 20 acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Land with 10-20 tillable acres and 0-5 forest acres is preferred. Land with access to a well with capacity for irrigation is also preferred; no house is required. Contact: Pete Widin, 651-216-4229, e-mail. (Added 12/23/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Jordan Heimer is seeking to purchase 65-80 acres of farmland in Wisconsin. Land with 10-60 pasture acres, 10-60 tillable acres, and 5-20 forest acres is preferred. Land with a house and a barn or an area set up for handling cattle, as well as a hay shed of some sort, is preferred. Contact: 641-590-4240, e-mail. (Added 12/21/20)

Farmland for Sale: West Central North Dakota

Susan Connell has for sale 7.19 acres of farmland in west-central North Dakota's McLean County (near Garrison). The land consists of 4-6 pasture acres, 2 tillable acres, and 3 forest acres. The land has not been sprayed for several years. There is barbed wire, electric fence, and an entry gate. It is at the end end of the road and three miles from a lake. There is a two-bedroom, well-insulated home with well water, electricity, kerosene, and wood heat. There is a greenhouse, garage, storage shed, coal shed, well house, and barn. Lots of mature trees provide windbreak and firewood. The farm has been used for organic market produce and poultry for the past seven years. The asking price is $169,000. Contact: Susan Connell, 701-690-4611, e-mail. (Added 12/15/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Stayci Bell is seeking to purchase farmland in Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: Stayci Bell, 612-438-7874, e-mail. (Added 12/15/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Illinois

Cierra Dozie is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, or Illinois. A house is required. Contact: 815-222-4960, e-mail. (Added 12/10/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southwestern Minnesota

Scott Vizecky is seeking to rent 320 acres of tillable farmland in southwestern Minnesota. He would like to utilize no-till and cover cropping, and would like a long-term lease. No house is required. Contact: Scott Vizecky, 507-208-5126, e-mail. (Added 12/9/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Michigan

Mike Russcher is seeking to rent 200 aces of tillable farmland in Michigan (he would like to stay within a 30-mile range of Holland, Mich., but would consider further if more than 200 acres of land is available). No house is required. Contact: Mike Russcher, 616-437-4720, e-mail. (Added 12/9/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Tiffany Wong is seeking to purchase 5 acres of farmland in Minnesota (other parts of the U.S. also considered). Land with 4 acres of pasture is preferred. Land with fencing and a house is also preferred. Contact: Tiffany Wong, 224-423-2552, e-mail. (Added 12/2/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Faro Jones is seeking to rent 1-2 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota for a market garden business. Contact: Faro Jones, 612-239-6280, e-mail. (Added 12/2/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: U.S.

Mark Holliday is seeking to rent 20-100 acres of farmland in the U.S. Land with pasture and water is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Mark Holliday, 601-550-5736, e-mail. (Added 12/2/20)

Seeking Land to Buy: Illinois

Cory Meyer is seeking to purchase 600 acres of farmland in Illinois. Land with at least 60 acres pasture is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Cory Meyer, 217-473-7626, e-mail. (Added 11/25/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Dale Howey is seeking to purchase 50 acres of farmland in Minnesota (other parts of the U.S. considered as well). No house is required. Contact: Dale Howey, 612-327-8138, e-mail. (Added 11/24/20)

Farmland for Sale: Northeastern Wisconsin

David Jones has for sale 40 acres of farmland in northeastern Wisconsin's Door County (Delta County). The land consists of 10 tillage acres and 3 forest acres. There is a three-bedroom house, a fallen 30 x 90 fallen pvc tunnel, a deep limestone well and sheep/cattle fencing. Photos are available here. The asking price is $250,000. Contact: David Jones, 920-256-1943, e-mail. (Added 11/22/20)

Seeking Farmer: Upper Peninsula

Gabor Zsolany is seeking a farmer to join an 800+ acre cattle and grain operation in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (near the town of Garden). The farm includes cattle and grain crops. Duties include performing field work, livestock care, ability to operate various farm equipment and provide basic repair and maintenance. Previous work on a farm is required. All farm staff need to be physically fit (able to lift 50 pounds). Ability to work collaboratively with others and problem solving skills are necessary. Housing is available and there is a competitive pay package. Contact: Gabor Zsolany, 773-929-6007, e-mail. (Added 11/22/20)

Seeking Farmer: Central Minnesota

Camphill Village is seeking a farmer to operate its 500-acre biodynamic farm in central Minnesota (near Sauk Centre). Camphill Village is an anthroposophical intentional community of 40 people of diverse abilities and disabilities. Camphill has a herd of 16 beef brood cattle, a finishing herd, and three dairy cows, which are rotationally grazed. Half of the acreage is forest, wetlands, river, and prairie, and the other half is pastured and farmed. The farm has a 2-acre vegetable garden which produces food for summer and winter, an orchard, herb garden, a harvest processing kitchen, bakery, and weavery. They are looking for a skilled, experienced biodynamic farmer who can manage all aspects of the agricultural operation, but are also able and willing to mentor someone into the position. They welcome a single person, couple, or farming family. Benefits include housing, homemade organic meals, healthcare, vehicle access, three weeks paid vacation, needs-based financial support such as student loan payments and support of children, monthly personal spending money, and retirement contribution after committed investment in community. Contact: Angela Michieli, 480-427-9807, e-mail. (Added 11/16/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Wisconsin, Illinois

Michael McGreal is seeking to rent 25-30 acres of farmland in Wisconsin or Illinois. Land with at least 20 forest acres is preferred. Land with outbuildings is preferred; no house is required. Land with a creek or river also preferred. Contact: Michael McGreal, 773-895-1783, e-mail. (Added 11/15/20)

Farmland for Sale: Northwestern Illinois

Risha Fennell has for sale 40 acres of farmland in northwestern Illinois (near Sterling). There are 20 tillable acres, 10 pasture acres, and 10 forest acres. The land has not been sprayed for several years and there is fencing, a creek, and a well. There is a house and a Morton building. Contact: Risha Fennell, 815-721-0100, e-mail. (Added 11/15/20)

Farmland for Rent: Northwestern Minnesota

Ken Scheer has for rent 40 acres of farmland in northwestern Minnesota (near Wadena). He is interested in the possibility of a fruit lease as a way of finding help at harvest. Forty apple trees are his staple, but there are also 40 wild plums and 40 crab apples, as well as a small surplus of aronia and perennial herbs. The lease would be cost-free but rely on a very tight contract guaranteeing Scheer proper horticultural practice, as well as timely harvest help. The land is has not been sprayed in several years. No house is available; there is private camping space on site, or motels nearby. Contact: Kent Scheer, 218-631-3084, e-mail. (Added 11/15/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: U.S.

Wanda Lee Morris is seeking to purchase 5-10 acres of farmland in the U.S. Land with 5 acres tillable and 5 acres pasture is preferred; a house and outbuildings are required. Land with water, sewer, electricity, and fencing is preferred. Contact: 540-220-5384, e-mail. (Added 11/15/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Grant Bostrom is seeking to purchase 2-10 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota. Land with a pole barn, water, and electricity is preferred; no house is required. Contact: 651-707-7420, e-mail. (Added 11/11/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Minn.; Western Wis.

Kevin Ballman is seeking to purchase 80+ acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota or western Wisconsin. Land with a house is required; outbuildings would be nice. Ballman's family desires to work with interested persons to obtain a farm property of their own. They have been farming and renting for many years and would like to diversify their operation to meet their farm needs and the needs of the community. Contact: 651-385-0321, e-mail. (Added 11/11/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Illinois or Wisconsin

Jon Albrecht is seeking to rent 500 tillable acres in Illinois or Wisconsin. No house is required. Contact: Jon Albrecht, 815-871-7654, e-mail. (Added 11/11/20)

Farmland for Sale: Northwestern Indiana

Maria Gibbs has for sale 114.68 tillable acres of farmland in northwestern Indiana's Lake County. A house is available. Contact: Maria Gibbs, 219-765-7651, e-mail. (Added 11/9/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Cody Wellnitz is seeking to purchase 200 acres farmland in Minnesota. Land with 50-100 acres of pasture and 0-100 acres of forest is preferred. Wellnitz has a small herd of cattle and various other livestock, so land with fencing would be good. Some type of machinery storage and a house are also preferred. Contact: Cody Wellnitz, 507-430-3062, e-mail. (Added 11/8/20)

Seeking Farmer: Northwestern Indiana

Angela Jackson is seeking a farmer to join her operation in northwestern Indiana (near Delphi). The farm is currently conventional, and Jackson is looking to transition it to sustainable, organic, regenerative practices. The farm is 40 acres — 25 tillable and 10 acres woods. There are small pastures and large outbuildings, as well as a house. Jackson is open-minded about the direction of the farm and needs a hands-on worker. Contact: Angela Jackson, 574-965-4380, e-mail. (Added 11/8/20)

Farmland for Rent: Northwestern Indiana

Angela Jackson has for rent 25 acres of farmland in northwestern Indiana (near Delphi). There is a 60 x 80 pole barn and a horse barn with stalls, as well as a house. There is also a spring-fed pond. The price is $200 per acre or 50-50 split. Contact: Angela Jackson, 574-965-4380, e-mail. (Added 11/8/20)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Southeastern Minn., Southwestern Wis.

Coral Weinstock is seeking farm work experience on a wholesale vegetable operation in southeastern Minnesota/Twin Cities region or southwestern Wisconsin. Weinstock has five years experience with organic vegetable production, primarily small and medium-sized CSA, some wholesale; also one season of native and Chinese herb cultivation and herbal medicine making. Weinstock also has some experience with cut flower production and marketing. Weinstock is interested in learning more about regenerative agriculture, perennials, permaculture, and cooperatives. Contact: Coral Weinstock, 507-458-4888, e-mail. (Added 11/6/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Rebecca Modlin is seeking to purchase 5-10 acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin (within approximately a one hour's drive of La Crosse). Modlin is seeking land to establish permaculture practices on. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred; water source a bonus, but not required. No house is required; outbuildings okay, but not required. Contact: Rebecca Modlin, 507-500-1010. (Added 11/6/20)

Seeking Organic Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Yvonne Perkins is seeking to purchase certified organic farmland in Minnesota (within 70 miles of the Twin Cities). Contact: Yvonne Perkins, e-mail, 612-709-1555. (Added 11/3/20)