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: Western Wisconsin

Camille Mefleh and Luciano Chance are seeking to purchase farmland in western Wisconsin, ideally within 1.5 hours of Minnesota's Twin Cities. They are seeking at least 25 acres, but 40 acres or more with a mixture of open pasture and wooded land suitable for grazing would be ideal. Some land suitable for no-till vegetable/fruit planting is also desired, but the primary land use would be grazing and silvopasturing. If no house is available, then a property with an area suitable for building is needed. They are open to creative land access solutions and collaborations. Contact: 612-226-4397, e-mail. (Added 4/18/21)

Farmland for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Susan Swanson has for sale 3.25 acres of farmland in Washington County in the Twin Cities, Minn., region (Marine on St. Croix). There is 1 tillable acre and 1 pasture acre, and the land has not been sprayed for several years. There is a large pond on the property, which is fenced and livestock-ready. The entire front yard is permacultured with edible plants and shrubs. There is a garage/barn, a 10 x 12 shed, and a house. There is the possibility of leasing 9 acres adjoining the property. The asking price is $289,000. Contact: Susan Swanson, 651-442-5789, e-mail. (Added 4/18/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Lauren Fedenia is seeking to purchase 5-35 acres of farmland in Wisconsin. No house is required. Contact: Lauren Fedenia, 608-334-2288, e-mail. (Added 4/18/21)

Seeking Farmer: Central Minnesota

Gail Johnson is seeking to join a crop farmer in central Minnesota. Johnson currently does not own farmland, but is renting and working 120 acres in Meeker County and wants to expand. Contact: Beau, Alison, or Gail Johnson, 320-275-2912, e-mail. (Added 4/18/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Eastern Minnesota, Western Wisconsin

Mikayla Birschbach is seeking to purchase a maximum of 100 acres of farmland in eastern Minnesota or western Wisconsin. A farm with at least 70 acres of pasture, a house, and a milking parlor that is at least in semi-working order is preferred. Permanent pasture with perimeter fencing is preferred. Contact: Mikayla Birschbach, 920-517-1650, e-mail. (Added 4/13/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Susan Swanson is seeking to purchase 3-5 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has fencing for livestock, as well as a barn and a house, is preferred. Contact: 651-442-5789, e-mail. (Added 4/12/21)

Organic Farmland for Sale: Southern Wisconsin

Pete Kapustka has for sale 105 tillable acres of certified organic farmland near New Glarus in southern Wisconsin. No house is available. Contact: Pete Kapustka, 515-571-5233, e-mail. (Added 4/11/21)

Certified Organic Farmland for Sale: Southwestern Iowa

Suzan Erem of the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust has for sale 53 acres of certified organic farmland in southwestern Iowa's Pottawattamie County (near Honey Creek). The land consists of 33 acres of certified organic tillable acres and 18 acres of timber suitable for agroforestry in the Loess Hills just north of Omaha and Council Bluffs. It is located less than 30 minutes from downtown Omaha. The farm is ideal for annual and perennial food production and pastured livestock. Agri-tourism potential is high with a nature center just a mile away that draws 60,000 visitors a year. Honey Creek is on the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway. The owners established this farm with a conservation easement to provide an affordable way to help and encourage a beginning farmer to get into food production. No house is available. The asking price is approximately $5,000 per acre. Contact: Suzan Erem, 319-480-4241, e-mail. (Added 4/4/21)

Farmland for Sale: Southeastern Minnesota

Margaret Lyngholm has for sale 30 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Fillmore County (near Lanesboro). The land consists of 4 tillable acres, 4 pasture acres, and 16 forest acres. There are 4 acres of prairie enrolled in CRP until October 2025. There is a house, a garage, and two large three-sided pole barns. The land has not been sprayed for several years. The asking price is $225,000 - $250,000. Contact: Margaret Lyngholm, 507-250-5065, e-mail. (Added 4/4/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Xee Vang is seeking to rent 1 acre of tillable farmland in Minnesota. Land with water is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Xee Vang, 612-407-0874, e-mail. (Added 4/4/21)

Seeking Farmland to Purchase: Western Wisconsin

Scott Baier is seeking to purchase 5-100 tillable and/or pasture acres of farmland in western Wisconsin's Dunn or Chippewa County. Baier is willing to build fence for pasture. No house is required. Contact: Scott Baier, 715-456-4024, e-mail. (Added 4/4/21)

Farmland for Rent: West-Central Minnesota

Terry Rikke has for rent 5 acres of farmland in west-central Minnesota's Kandiyohi County (near Lake Lillian). The land consists of 2 pasture acres. The land has not been sprayed for several years; there are no outbuildings. There is no septic, electricity, or house. It is located on a blacktop road and water is available in Lake Lillian. The price is negotiable. Contact: Terry Rikke, 612-212-6407, e-mail. (Added 4/2/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, South Dakota

Daniel Gloege is seeking to rent or rent with option to buy 5+ acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota or South Dakota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a house, barn, and/or heatable shed is preferred. Contact: Daniel Gloege, 612-805-1377, e-mail. (Added 3/31/21)

Organic Farmland for Sale: East-Central Kansas

Carlee McCullough has for sale 214 acres of certified organic farmland in east-central Kansas's Linn County (near Lacygne). The land consists of 186 tillable acres and 28 forest acres. There is a 60 x 60 steel building; no house is available. There is easy access to rural water and electricity along the road frontage of property. The asking price is $856,000. Contact: 620-224-6763, e-mail. (Added 3/31/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Central, Northern Illinois

Amer Gamal is seeking to rent 50 acres of farmland in central or northern Illinois. Land with pasture is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Amer Gamal, 708-274-7908, e-mail. (Added 3/29/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Pearse Ward is seeking to rent 5-10 acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Ward has a small sheep flock and land with pasture is preferred; land that is fenced would be ideal, but Ward could erect fencing. Access to water would be an asset; no house is required. Contact: Pearse Ward, 651-245-1356, e-mail. (Added 3/27/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Mandy Hathaway is seeking to rent 1 acre of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Hathaway is looking for a 6-12 month rental for living and building a tiny house on wheels. Hathaway does not require utility hook-ups. Contact: Mandy Hathaway, 651-447-7583‬, e-mail. (Added 3/27/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Rafael Ortega is seeking to rent half-an-acre of farmland in Minnesota. Ortega would like to grow corn and dried beans on the land, and would prefer it to have not been sprayed for several years. No house is required. Contact: Rafael Ortega, 651-808-5426, e-mail. (Added 3/27/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Jesse Sigurdsen is seeking to purchase .5 to 1 acre of tillable farmland in Minnesota. Land with water a plus. No house is required. Contact: Jesse Sigurdsen, 651-249-5132. (Added 3/19/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Sean Krenz is seeking to purchase 40 acres of farmland in Wisconsin (other states also considered). Land with 9 acres pasture, 10 tillable acres, and 6 forest acres is preferred. Land with outbuildings, water, and road access is also preferred; no house is required. Contact: Sean Krenz, 715-298-2374, e-mail. (Added 3/18/21)

Farmland for Rent: Southwestern Minnesota

Hamish Gordon has farmland for rent in southwestern Minnesota's Lincoln County (near Arco). There are 38 tillable acres and 10 forest acres. There is water and it is located on a dead end road; no house is available. The price range is $190-$220. Contact: Hamish Gordon, 507-829-4791, e-mail. (Added 3/18/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Zubair Khan is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Land with access to water, as well as fencing and a septic system, is preferred. A house or cabin on the land is also preferred. Contact: Zubair Khan, 612-900-5293, e-mail. (Added 3/17/21)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Natalie Barka is seeking farm work experience centered around processing and local agricultural markets. Barka grew up on a dairy farm in Litchfield, Minn., and has experience raising corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. Barka has done course work in horticulture, business, and agriculture at the University of Minnesota through the "Food Systems: Consumers and Markets" track. Barka is also interested in learning more about milk/cheese processing and marketing. Contact: Natalie Barka, e-mail, 320-221-4421. (Added 3/17/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Logan Vieth is seeking to purchase under 200 acres of tillable farmland in Wisconsin. Land with a house is required; he currently has cattle and machinery. Contact: Logan Vieth, 608-619-0010. (Added 3/16/21)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Susan Connell is seeking experience in Minnesota this growing season with flower production, greenhouse/high tunnel, tree production, and orchard management. Connell owned an organic farm for seven years, where she marketed produce and eggs. Connell has experience with tractors, cultivators, combines, grain carts, trucking, working and transporting cattle, and hauling milk. Contact: Susan Connell, e-mail, 701-690-4611. (Added 3/16/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Vai Yang is seeking to rent 1 acre of farmland in Minnesota. Land with pasture is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Vai Yang, e-mail. (Added 3/16/21)

Seeking Farmer: Southwestern Minnesota

Joel McKinney is seeking a renter/caretaker/land-share partner or some hybrid/combo for a small operation in southwestern Minnesota (near Walnut Grove). The farm is 20 acres with 2 acres under cultivation last year, and one more acre that was fallow. There is a wine grape vineyard, mowing pasture, and grazing pasture (needs fence work). There is a tractor available on-site. McKinney is retired and can help, but cannot farm fulltime anymore. Buy-in could be as a hired hand, annual partner, or work towards partial ownership. An apartment in town is available. Contact: Joel McKinney, e-mail, 507-591-3567. (Added 3/16/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Kyle and Jessica Seston are seeking to purchase 1-1,000 acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin (Dakota, Washington, Goodhue, Pierce, or Saint Croix counties) for a market garden and nonprofit equine therapy operation. They prefer the counties listed, but will consider others. The Sestons will consider bare land or land with infrastructure. Owner needs to be willing to work with the FSA or other loan situations. They will consider lease-to-own, etc. Contact: Kyle and Jessica Seston, 651-399-7412, e-mail. (Added 3/16/21)

Seeking Farmers: Southeastern Minnesota

Nettle Valley Farm's Incubator Farm Program in southeastern Minnesota's Houston County (near Spring Grove) will have spots for two to three beginning farmers, starting in spring 2022. The purpose of the Nettle Valley Farm Incubator Program is to support and help launch beginning regenerative farmers by providing access to collaborators, land, shared equipment, business coaching, low interest microloans, and joint marketing opportunities for one-to-three years. Our current incubatees are starting their third and final seasons with us now. Housing is available. Application details are available here. Contact: Dayna Burtness, e-mail. (Added 3/12/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Midwest

Dusty Hinz, Kass McKinnon, and Clint Freund are seeking to purchase farmland for a nut tree orchard, organic vegetable seed production, sheep grazing, and homesteading. A house/farm infrastructure is desirable but not a deal breaker. They are open to options. Ideally, land would be at least 25 acres, and could be much more. Some woods would be great, but mostly open pasture/tillable is preferred. They do have some money for down payment. Contact: Dusty Hinz, 612-834-7502 (call or text).

Farmland for Sale: Southern Minnesota

William Chadwick has 160 acres of farmland for sale in southern Minnesota's Mower County (near Austin). The land has been conventionally managed and consists of 150 tillable acres. No house is available. The asking price is $8,000/ acre. Contact: William Chadwick, 952-738-1783, e-mail. (Added 3/8/21)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Southern Minnesota

Jennifer Modder is seeking farm work experience in southern Minnesota (within 30 minutes of Ellendale). Modder is particularly interested in growing fruits and vegetables to sell at farmers' markets. She has experience as a home gardener, and fruit and vegetable grower, as well as in landscaping. Contact: Jennifer Modder, e-mail, 612-206-2660. (Added 3/8/21)

Seeking Dairy Farmer: Central Minnesota

David Nyquist is seeking a farmer to join his sustainable, grass-fed dairy with creamery start-up in central Minnesota's Wright County (near Cokato). The operation has 100 acres, 36 dairy cows, 30 steers, and 30 heifers. The land has not been sprayed. No house is available. Contact: David Nyquist, 320-420-8887, e-mail. (Added 3/2/21)

Seeking Farmer: Twin Cities Region

Kristin Thompson is seeking an intern to work on her certified organic produce farm in Minnesota's Washington County (near Marine on Saint Croix) this growing season. Tuttie Fruitties is a 1-acre solo farm operation concentrated on growing produce and making organic juice from produce grown on the farm. It was established in 2019 and is selling at multiple Minneapolis farmers' markets and through a CSA. More information on the internship is available here. Contact: Kristin Thompson, 612-709-8182, e-mail. (Added 3/1/21)

Organic Farmland for Rent: Minnesota

Ken Sanz has for rent certified organic farmland in Minnesota. The land consists of 45 acres tillable and 5 acres pasture. No house is available. The fee is $120 per acre. Contact: Ken Sanz, 763-843-8959, e-mail. (Added 2/28/21)

Seeking Farmer: Southeastern Wisconsin

Kay and Bill Bedoian are seeking a farmer to turn their 10 acres in southeastern Wisconsin (near Racine) into an organic farm. The farm has been fallowed for two seasons and has vegetables, berries, and cover crops. They are willing to consider various ideas. No housing is available. Contact: Kay and Bill Bedoian, 262-721-8702, e-mail. (Added 2/28/21)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Twin Cities Region

Jessica Swan is seeking farm work experience in the Twin Cities, Minn., region. Swan grew up on a small farm in western Wisconsin that was a CSA and had livestock. Swan has also worked in landscaping and has experience with tractors and carpentry. She is looking to help take care of a farm from September to June. Swan would need to spend three days/two nights a week in Minneapolis for her children's schooling. Swan would eventually like to purchase a farm in the Stillwater/River Falls/Baldwin/Spring Valley areas. She is particularly interested in learning about business planning. Contact: Jessica Swan, e-mail, 715-308-9540. (Added 2/28/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Adam Rivers is seeking to purchase 5 acres of farmland in Wisconsin. Land with 3 tillable acres and 2 forest acres is preferred. No house is required, but an outhouse/bathroom would be good, as well as camper parking, water, electrical access, and fencing. Contact: Adam Rivers, 920-980-0351, e-mail. (Added 2/24/21)

Seeking Farmer: Northwestern Wisconsin

Northwood Mushrooms is seeking to fill several positions on its certified organic operation in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County (near Clayton). The operation provides log-grown, in-ground, and indoor-block-grown shiitake and other culinary and medicinal mushrooms and mushroom products to markets, restaurants, vegetable CSAs, and stores in the Twin Cities and the Upper Midwest. It produces 6,000 to 8,000 pounds of mushrooms per year. They are looking to fill several positions, including a summer production lead, summer production team member, summer mushroom picker/packer, farmers' market vendor, and summer interns. Housing is available. Pay dependent on position and experience. More information on the positions is available here. Contact: Jeremy McAdams, 612-205-8599, e-mail. (Added 2/24/21)

Sugar Maple Operation for Sale: Northwestern Wisconsin

Tim Patterson has for sale a 158-acre sugar maple operation in northwestern Wisconsin's Ashland County (near Butternut). It includes a certified organic maple syrup production system and facilities. It includes a CDL maple tubing system with 7,000 taps, with potential for 3,000 additional taps. There is a CDL reverse osmosis system, 1,800-gallon holding tanks, a vacuum system with two pumps, and a 10,000 kilowatt generator. There is a syrup house with bunk room, a garage with electricity, a rustic cabin, a three-stall garage, pump houses, and a generator shed. An evaporator is not included. The asking price is $1,150,000. Contact: Paul Ross, 715-661-0452, e-mail. (Added 2/24/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent or Buy: Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska

Maria Archer is seeking to purchase or rent farmland in South Dakota, Nebraska, or Iowa. A house is required. Contact: Maria Archer, 215-501-4541, e-mail. (Added 2/23/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Dave Haffely is seeking to purchase 1-20 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with pasture, tillable acres, and forest is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Dave Haffely, 651-226-3583, e-mail. (Added 2/22/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Michigan

Cristian Ivaniuc is seeking to rent 11 acres of tillable farmland in Michigan. Land with a house is required; water on he property is a plus. Contact: Cristian Ivaniuc, 734-795-0645, e-mail. (Added 2/22/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Michael Greene is seeking to purchase 10-20 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: Michael Greene, 651-653-7558, e-mail. (Added 2/22/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: U.S.

Leamarie DeLeon is seeking to rent tillable farmland in the U.S. Contact: 651-494-2070, e-mail. (Added 2/21/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Michigan

Dylan Simons is seeking to rent farmland in Michigan. Contact: Dylan Simons, 517-240-0513, e-mail. (Added 2/21/21)

Seeking Produce Farmer: Southern Wisconsin

Jonathan Baker is seeking a produce farmer to join a certified organic operation in southern Wisconsin (Dane/Jefferson/Rock counties). The farm consists of 50 certified organic acres. Hemp for CDB is mostly raised on the land now, and Baker wants to get back into organic produce and high-density fruit orchards. He is looking for someone with a decent amount of experience who is looking to fulfill their dream of running their own farm. With the right person, within two seasons Baker would be willing to buy a much larger farm. This would be a good opportunity for someone that has a lot of vision, but wants a team/investor or employer that shares similar visions to help make things possible. Housing is available. Pay is 40+ or a partner position. Contact: Jonathan Baker, 608-322-7666, e-mail. (Added 2/15/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Iowa

Pete Kapustka is seeking to rent 200 acres of farmland in Iowa. No house is required. Contact: Pete Kapustka, 515-571-5233, e-mail. (Added 2/15/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Kyle Olson is seeking to purchase farmland in Minnesota; no house is required. Contact: Kyle Olson, 218-579-0481. (Added 2/15/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Zach Fay is seeking to rent farmland in Minnesota. Contact: 507-440-5854, e-mail. (Added 2/15/21)

Seeking Farmer: West-Central Minnesota

Mae Petrehn is seeking a farmer to join an operation in west-central Minnesota's Kandiyohi County (near Sunburg). The operation consists of 30 ewes on 60 acres of native prairie pastures and it has not been sprayed. There is an opportunity to expand the operation's direct marketing with the held of someone interested in living in the area. Accommodation on the farm could be arranged seasonally; a monthly stipend or partnership is available to the right candidate. Petrehn has extensive academic and real world experience with conservation grazing and is interested in using the flock to take habitat restoration to the next level. Contact: Mae Petrehn, 913-707-7723, e-mail. (Added 2/12/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: North Dakota

Johnny Harris is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in North Dakota. A house is required. Contact: Johnny Harris, 706-614-6437, e-mail. (2/12/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Midwest

Milan Anderson is seeking to purchase 2-5 acres of farmland in the Midwest (Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, or Illinois). Land with 2 pasture acres and 1 forest acres is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Irrigation and electricity are necessary. Hoop houses would be good, but are not necessary. No house is required. Contact: Milan Anderson, 248-860-5568, e-mail. (Added 2/11/21)

Seeking Pastureland to Rent: Minnesota

Ashlee Blaseg is seeking to rent 1 acre of pastureland in Minnesota; no house is required. Contact: Ashlee Blaseg, 651-242-3822, e-mail. (Added 2/8/21)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Illinois

Tyson Walters is seeking to rent 160 acres of farmland in Illinois. Land with at least 25 pasture acres is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Tyson Walters, 309-533-1952, e-mail. (Added 2/8/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Nadja Berneche is seeking to purchase 15-60 acres of farmland in Minnesota (within 30-60 minutes of the Twin Cities-eastern Minnesota-western Wisconsin region. Land with 5 acres pasture, 5 tillable acres, and 5 forest acres is preferred. No outbuildings are required, but some buildings would be okay. No house is required, but a building site would be good. Land split from larger acreage is okay. Berneche would be willing to rehab conventional farmland to organic practices. If able to acquire more acreage, Berneche would like to steward land to other beginning farmers. Land suitable for medicinal herbs and elderberries, as well as agrotourism/educational activities would be good. Land with creek, stream, or river frontage preferred. Contact: Nadja Berneche, 651-231-6751, e-mail. (Added 2/3/21)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Ryan Sanchez is seeking to purchase 100-300 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota that he can holistically manage to restore soil health. Land that is in close proximity to a decently sized population is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Ryan Sanchez, 661-778-2954, e-mail. (Added 2/3/21)