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 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)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northeastern MN, Northwestern WI

Simon Schneider is seeking to purchase 10-40 acres of tillable farmland in northeastern Minnesota or northwestern Wisconsin (in close proximity to Lake Superior). Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has quality soil and water, as well as a rolling topography and a combination of open and wooded acres, is preferred. Access to a paved road and utilities is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Simon Schneider, 510-437-0906, e-mail. (Added 7/31/19)

Orchard Operation for Rent: West Metro Minnesota

Joe Carlson has for rent a 20-acre orchard operation in west metro Minnesota's Wright County (near Winsted; 40 miles west of Minneapolis). There is a 3,000-tree (15 acres) fenced/irrigated apple orchard available for lease or partnership including equipment available for growing, harvesting, packing, and storing apples. In addition, there is a production bakery pie business (20,000 pies) available for sale which could be relocated. There is also 2-3 acres of vegetable/pumpkin land. No house is available. Carlson is willing to train the right person this season. Contact: Joe Carlson, 320-282-5913, e-mail. (Added 7/30/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Maggie Albright is seeking to purchase 20-50 acres of farmland in Wisconsin. Land with 10-20 acres pasture, 10-20 acres tillable, and 10-20 acres forest is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred; a house is preferred. Outbuildings are preferred, but not necessary. A water supply is needed. Contact: Maggie Albright, 608-369-4579, e-mail. (Added 7/30/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Gina Cook is seeking to purchase 100 acres of farmland in Wisconsin. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has tillable, pasture, and wooded acres, is preferred. Land with an open barn and a house, as well as good fencing, water and power, is also preferred. Contact: Gina Cook, 360-463-6411, e-mail. (Added 7/27/19)

Seeking Farm: Twin Cities Region

Emily Thompson is seeking a farm that could house 15-20 dairy goats in Minnesota's Rice County, near Northfield. Ideally the farm owners would be able to assist with daily milking or feeding, although Thompson would plan on being at the farm three to four times per week. Management of farm (i.e. herd health, kidding, breeding) would be handled by Thompson. Farm owner could use the goats for 4-H and as a source of milk. She is not looking to move animals until around 2020-2021, but would like to start discussions now. Thompson would prefer a farm with a large pole barn to house animals and hay; water and electricity on-site is needed. The costs of feed, electricity and water would be covered by Thompson. Contact: Emily Thompson, 612-803-2427, e-mail. (Added 7/27/19)

Seeking Farmer: Northern Michigan

Gabor Zsolnay is seeking a farmer to operate and work on a farm in northern Michigan's Delta County (near Garden). The farm includes 800 acres and has cattle, hay, and a variety of crops (apples, raspberries, grapes, and hoop house vegetables). Zsolnay is seeking someone who can do all aspects of planting and producing crops, cutting and baling hay, caring for a large grazing herd of beef cattle, as well as pruning and pesticide use for orchard crops, the vineyard, and berries. Farm budget management, purchasing, record-keeping, and income and expense control is required. Candidate must have good communication skills and the ability to develop relationships within the community. Housing is available and there will be base compensation with incentive fees based on producing positive financial results. Contact: Gabor Zsolnay, 773-929-6007, e-mail. (Added 7/27/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Missouri

Chris Patrick is seeking to purchase 1-100 acres of farmland in Missouri. Land with at least 2 acres tillable and 2 acres pasture, and that has not been sprayed for several years, is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Chris Patrick, 636-344-0033, e-mail. (Added 7/27/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Chris Harris is seeking farm work experience. Harris is particularly interested in gaining experience with on-farm milk/cheese processing and marketing. He has extensive experience working in poultry houses, as well as fencing and construction. He also has experience with gardening and some experience with animals. Harris and his wife are seeking a situation where they have a place to live and the rent is included in the work they do on the farm. Contact: Chris Harris, e-mail, 470-380-2709. (Added 7/27/19)

Farm & Goat Cheese Business for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Lynne Reeck has for sale a 25-acre farm in Minnesota's Rice County, south of the Twin Cities. There are 15 pasture acres and 10 tillable acres and the land has not been sprayed for several years. The farm consists of pastures fenced for goats and sheep and it is set up to do paddock-style rotational grazing. There is a house, barn, storage shed, hay shed, goat barn, cheese plant, and milking parlor. The farm and goat cheese business are both for sale, and they can be purchased together or separately. The price range is $419,000 to $519,000 (the latter includes the business). Contact: Jan Joannides, 612-251-7304, e-mail. (Added 7/25/19)

Farmland for Sale: East-Central Minnesota

Sarah Woutat has for sale 18 acres of farmland in east-central Minnesota's Isanti County (near Princeton). There are 3-5 tillable acres (depending on how you arrange the farm). The land has not been sprayed for several years and there is a house. Outbuildings include two 30 x 96 hoop houses, two 20 x 48 heated greenhouses, a 16 x 36 mini-tunnel, a granary, a garage, a pack-shed with two walk-in coolers, and a barn with a new roof. An irrigation well was dug in 2013 and there is solid set irrigation pipe and 3-inch lay-flat. Additional equipment and vegetable production supplies are available. The asking price is $235,000. Contact: Sarah Woutat, 949-370-8258, e-mail. (Added 7/25/19)

Farmland for Sale: Northeastern Wisconsin

Steve and Karen Clindaniel have for sale 40 acres of farmland in northeastern Wisconsin's Door County. There are 26 tillable acres and 12 forest acres, and the land has been organically managed for over 18 years; previously it was certified organic. There is a two-stall garage with second story storage, along with an over-size two-car garage attached to a newly-remodeled house. The tillable soil is a deep, silty loam and border trees have been planted on the perimeter of the property. There is an orchard of approximately 30 fruit trees (apple, pear, cherry, and plum). There are also two acres of established asparagus beds, as well as wild strawberries and raspberries. The asking price is $498,000. More information is here. Contact: Steve and Karen Clindaniel, 920-473-2055, e-mail. (Added 7/25/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Hannah Arata is seeking to purchase 5-15 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Arata would prefer land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has water and electricity. No house is required. Contact: Hannah Arata, 303-912-6067, e-mail. (Added 7/25/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Claire Roussos is seeking to purchase 20 acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Land with at least 2 tillable acres, 1 forest acre, and pasture is preferred. Land with a drilled water well and outbuildings is also preferred. No house is required. Contact: Claire Roussos, 608-692-3355, e-mail. (Added 7/19/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Garrett Angell is seeking to rent 30 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a well and electricity is preferred. A pole barn or storage on the property is a bonus; no house is required. Contact: Garrett Angell, 612-282-2387, e-mail. (Added 7/25/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Missouri

Chris Patrick is seeking to purchase 1-100 acres of farmland in Missouri. Land with at least 2 acres tillable and 2 acres pasture is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Chris Patrick, 636-344-0033, e-mail. (Added 7/19/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Wisconsin

Tony Fanetti is seeking to rent 300-400 acres of tillable farmland in Wisconsin. No house is required. Contact: Tony Fanetti, 715-226-0199, e-mail. (Added 7/19/19)

Seeking Organic Farmland to Rent: Northeastern Ohio

Kevin O'Brien is seeking to rent 2-5 acres of certified organic, tillable farmland in northeastern Ohio. No house is required. Contact: Kevin O'Brien, 216-496-3585. (Added 7/18/19)

Farmland for Rent: Central Minnesota

Mark Schnobrich has for rent 6 acres of farmland near Hutchinson in central Minnesota. The land consists of pasture and it has not been sprayed for 18 years. It is currently under grass hay and some fencing is still up (it would need to be refurbished). The land would be available in late fall. No house is available. The price is very negotiable. Contact: Mark Schnobrich, 320-587-3760, e-mail. (Added 7/15/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Central Missouri

Nicholas Meier is seeking to purchase 50-100 acres of farmland in central Missouri. He would prefer that at least 50 acres be tillable, and that it be on a blacktop road. No house is required. Contact: Nicholas Meier, 636-357-4577, e-mail. (Added 7/9/19)

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

Gilbert Vereen is seeking to purchase farmland in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Iowa or Illinois. Land with 5 tillable acres, 4 pasture acres, and 10 forest acres is preferred. Land with fencing, electricity, and water is also preferred. No house is required. Contact: Gilbert Vereen, 803-662-5489, e-mail. (Added 7/9/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Gilbert Vereen is seeking farm work experience on a wholesale vegetable operation. Vereen has experience with watermelon and tomato production. Contact: Gilbert Vereen, 803-662-5489, e-mail. (Added 7/9/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Mikael B Hayes is seeking farm work experience. Hayes has interned on a 40-acre organic farm that grew orchard crops, vegetables, and pasture-raised chickens. Hayes is also a self-taught beekeeper with three years experience. Hayes is particularly interested in getting experience with planning and marketing; an ideal situation would be a diverse, organic farm with an orchard, market garden, and animals. Contact: Mikael B Hayes, 650-759-5300, e-mail. (Added 7/9/19)

Farmland for Rent: Northeastern Wisconsin

Barb and Dave Heilman have for rent 190 acres of farmland in northeastern Wisconsin's Door County (near Egg Harbor). The land consists of 125 tillable acres and 50 forest acres. The land is level. No house is available. Contact: Barb and Dave Heilman, 920-901-7439, e-mail. (Added 7/5/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Christopher Spears is seeking to purchase 5-15 acres of tillable farmland in Wisconsin. Land with a water source is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Christopher Spears, 608-341-9859. (Added 7/5/19)

Farmland for Sale: Western Minnesota

Cecilia Kurtz has for sale 30 acres of farmland in western Minnesota's Renville County. There are woods, a pond, and a cattail slough. Half of a 36 x 62 Morton shed is well insulated and heated with an additional small heated room that can be used for an office, or refrigerated for produce storage. There are three additional buildings, along with a three-bedroom home with an updated septic system and central air conditioning. Many improvements have been made since 2011. The land is buffered from surrounding farmland that is sprayed, making organic production possible. The asking price is $228,000 but the owner is willing to negotiate. Contact: Cecilia Kurtz, 320-826-2324. (Added 7/3/19)

Organic Farmland for Sale: Southeastern Minnesota

Lois Brink has for sale 80 acres of certified organic farmland in southeastern Minnesota (near Spring Grove and Houston). The land consists of 40 tillable acres and 40 forest acres, and a creek runs through the middle of the property. Contact: Lois Brink, 612-251-5650, e-mail. (Added 7/3/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Illinois

Jeremy McKinney is seeking to rent 5 acres of farmland in Illinois. Land with 4 acres pasture, a barn, a stable, and a house is preferred. Contact: Jeremy McKinney, 815-671-2972, e-mail. (Added 7/3/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy

Andrew Thephasdin is seeking to purchase 2-5 acres of farmland in Illinois. He is seeking land to use for greenhouse growing. No house is required. Contact: Andrew Thephasdin, 312-218-3502, e-mail. (Added 7/3/19)

Farmland for Sale: Northeastern Illinois

Ali Armbrust has for sale farmland in northeastern Illinois's McHenry County (near Woodstock). The land consists of 13 tillable acres, 13 pasture acres, and 5 forest acres. The land has not been sprayed for several years. There is a house, two unheated hoop houses (20 x 96 and 30 x 84), and one heated production house (12 x 60)—all plumbed with water/electric. There is also a 1,800-square-foot storage bay, a tractor bay, and a packing shed with a Coolbot (8 x 12) and chicken coop (10 x 10). There is a pool "cabana" building (13 x 20) and a soft-sided storage shed (13 x 20). The sides of the property are fenced, and it is zoned agricultural. Contact: Ali Armbrust, 773-841-4415, e-mail. (Added 7/1/19)