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

Jessie Camarillo is seeking to purchase 50-500 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with 50 acres pasture, 100 acres tillable, and 50 acres forest is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Jessie Camarillo, 320-262-6357, e-mail. (Added 10/27/20)

Pasture for Rent: South-Central Wisconsin

Sylvester Wetle has for rent 40 acres of pasture in south-central Wisconsin's Adams County (near Oxford). It has not been sprayed for several years. Water and electricity will be available in 2021; no house is available. The rent is $4,000 annually, payable monthly. Contact: Sylvester Wetle, 630-207-5733, e-mail. (Added 10/25/20)

Seeking Farmer for Perennial Fruit Farm: Southeastern Minnesota

Blue Fruit Farm is seeking farmer(s) who are interested in partnering and eventually taking over the operation in southeastern Minnesota's Winona County. Blue Fruit Farm (www.bluefruitfarm.com) is a 5-acre certified organic perennial fruit farm located at the Wiscoy Valley Community Land Cooperative, a 360-acre intentional community located about 12 miles south of Winona. The farm is owned by Jim Riddle and Joyce Ford, long-time organic farmers. They are looking for a couple or single person. The operation grows black currants, blueberries, aronia berries, elderberries, honeyberries, juneberries, and plums. They also manage and harvest native plant seeds sold through Prairie Moon Nursery. All fruits and seeds are hand harvested. Some fruits are processed on-farm into jams and juices. The farm is a seasonal operation from March through October, with primary workload during June-August. Marketing is mostly local: direct-to-consumer, U-pick days, and wholesale to restaurants, food co-ops, and breweries from Winona to the Twin Cities. They are looking for someone who could live in an owner-built, solar-powered, wood-heated, three-bedroom home and operate, and eventually own, the house and farm. Job responsibilities include pruning fruit bushes and trees; mechanical and hand weed control; pest monitoring and input application; irrigation; fruit harvest, packing, and processing; record-keeping; online marketing; and deliveries. Pay is commensurate with experience. Contact: Jim Riddle, 507-429-7959, e-mail. (Added 10/23/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northern Indiana

Lauren Stazinski is seeking to purchase 1-10 acres of farmland in northern Indiana. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has 3 acres tillable, 2 acres pasture, and 5 forest acres is preferred. Land with a house, barn, and tool shed is also preferred. Contact: Lauren Stazinski, 219-771-7244. (Added 10/22/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Nick Ewy is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Minnesota. Contact: Nick Ewy, 507-995-5544, e-mail. (Added 10/20/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Iowa

Pete Kapustka is seeking to rent 300 tillable acres of farmland in Iowa; no house is required. Contact: Pete Kapustka, 515-571-5233, e-mail. (Added 10/20/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Paige Carlson is seeking to purchase 1-5 acres of farmland in Minnesota (other parts of the U.S. would also be considered). Land with 1-2 tillable acres, 1-2 pasture acres, and 1-2 forest acres is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Carlson would consider taking over an existing organic farm; her primary interest is in medicinal herb farming. Contact: Paige Carlson, 612-296-1260, e-mail. (10/16/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Kody Heideman is seeking to purchase 80-160 acres of farmland in Minnesota; no house is required. Contact: Kody Heideman, 507-227-8909, e-mail. (Added 10/16/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Nathaniel Dioh is seeking to rent 5 tillable acres in Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Nathaniel Dioh, 571-524-3975, e-mail. (Added 10/16/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy

Bill Outhouse is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in Wisconsin. Land with outbuildings is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Billy Outhouse, 608-669-7076, e-mail. (Added 10/16/20)

Farmland for Sale: Southeastern Minnesota

Douglas Eayrs has for sale 80 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Dodge County. The land consists of 72 tillable acres and 6 pasture acres. There is a single level ranch style house, a pole shed with a fenced lot, two sheds for equipment storage, and a barn. There are many off-farm jobs in the area. The farm is 25 miles from Rochester and 26 miles from Owatonna. The price is negotiable. Contact: 612-384-9319, e-mail. (Added 10/16/20)

Seeking Vegetable Farm Work Experience

Nicholas Christiansen is seeking farm work experience. Christiansen has experience with raising potatoes, snap peas, sunflowers, roses, tomatoes, kale, peppers, and herbs. A live-in situation where Christiansen can learn advanced techniques related to wholesale vegetable production would work. Contact: Nicholas Christiansen, e-mail, 360-619-2166. (Added 10/16/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Daniel Gloege is seeking to rent 5+ tillable acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with a barn, shed, electricity, and a house is preferred. Contact: Daniel Gloege, 612-805-1377, e-mail. (Added 10/12/20)

Farmland for Rent: Western Wisconsin

Jeff Olson has for rent 4 tillable acres in western Wisconsin's Saint Croix County (near New Richmond). Olson is willing to split up the farm into smaller plots for gardeners or farmers looking to grow smaller batches of crops. The soil hasn't been sprayed for two years and Olson hopes to keep it that way. The rental price is negotiable. Contact: Jeff Olson, 651-276-2932, e-mail. (Added 10/9/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Kelly LaFond is seeking 20 acres of farmland to purchase in Minnesota. Land with 5-10 acres pasture, 1-5 tillable, and 1-5 forest is preferred. LaFond would prefer to purchase, but would consider a rent-to-own situation. LaFond owns livestock and plans to expand on that enterprise, along with building a greenhouse and market garden. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a barn, storage, and a house is preferred. A set-up for livestock is preferred, along with a natural water source. Need something far enough from neighbors to allow working dogs to do their jobs without noise issues. Contact: Kelly LaFond, 612-743-8918, e-mail. (Added 10/9/20)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Kelly LaFond is seeking farm work experience in Minnesota (Becker/Big Lake area). LaFond owns a 3-acre homestead and raises alpacas, dairy goats, and poultry, as well as fruits and vegetables. LaFond has been studying permaculture and soil health, and is interested in learning more about business planning, animal husbandry, dairy processing, fiber processing, and vegetable production. Contact: Kelly LaFond, e-mail, 612-743-8918. (Added 10/9/20)

Farmland for Rent: Wisconsin

Rosaura Chamorro has for rent 120 acres of farmland in Wisconsin. The land has not been sprayed for several years. Contact: Rosaura Chamorro, 414-722-3466, e-mail.

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Western Wisconsin

Liberty Hunter is seeking to purchase 20+ acres of land in western WI or in Wisconsin's Driftless Region. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a house is preferred. Land that has a barn, pole shed, and workshop would be good, but is not necessary. Hunter would like to set up a grazing and perennial tree/shrub operation on the land. Rental, rent-to-own, long-term lease, or outright purchase are all on the table. Contact: Liberty E. Hunter, e-mail. (Added 10/5/20)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Kalai is seeking farm work experience on a wholesale vegetable operation in Minnesota. Kalai has experience working with a sister on a farm/garden. Contact: Kalai, e-mail, 763-710-1898. (Added 10/5/20)

Farmland for Rent: Twin Cities Region

Paul Bromen has for rent 206 acres near Stillwater, Minn. There are 156 tillable acres and 50 forest acres. There are two barns and no house. The rate is $100+ per acre. Contact: Paul Bromen, 651-216-9595, e-mail. (Added 10/1/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Dusty Hinz is seeking to purchase 30-60 acres of farmland in Minnesota (within an hour's drive of Minneapolis would be ideal). Land with 30 pasture acres, 20 tillable acres, and 10 forest acres is preferred. Land with a greenhouse, hoop house, barn, and pole shed would be ideal. A house is desired, but not necessary. If no house is present, a place to build is needed. Hinz wants to grow vegetable seeds, plant nut trees, and graze sheep. Contact: Dusty Hinz, 612-834-7502, e-mail. (Added 10/1/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Devin Vergin is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: Devin Vergin, 320-368-9651, e-mail. (Added 10/1/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Wisconsin

Brady Kostecki is seeking to rent 2-3 acres of farmland in Wisconsin for rotational grazing of pigs. Land that has pasture and forest is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. No house or outbuildings are required. Contact: Brady Kostecki, 608-445-3720, e-mail. (Added 9/29/20)

Seeking Organic Dairy Farmer: Central Minnesota

Darrel Mosel is seeking a dairy farmer for a certified organic operation in central Minnesota's Stearns County (near Holdingford). The farm is 300 acres with a 75-cow herd. Responsibilities include running the dairy and general farm operation, including crop production; housing is provided. The salary is $40,000. Contact: Darrel Mosel, 507-381-3776, e-mail. (Added 9/24/20)

Farmland for Rent: West-Central Minnesota

Jodi Hook has for rent 301 acres of tillable farmland near Browns Valley in west-central Minnesota. Sealed bids will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Oct. 12. Contact: Jodi Hook, 320-695-2110, e-mail. (Added 9/24/20)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Jacquie Redlin is seeking farm work experience in Minnesota. Redlin is particularly interested in gaining experience with wholesale vegetable production and learning more about regenerative soil management. Redlin has experience with no-till gardening, permaculture, and urban farming. Contact: Jacquie Redlin, e-mail, 612-558-7948. (Added 9/24/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Wisconsin

Charlie Tanny is seeking to rent 100 acres of farmland in Wisconsin. Land with 40 acres pasture, 40 acres tillable, and 5-10 forest acres is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Charlie Tanny, 773-447-7921, e-mail. (Added 9/23/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Jennifer Hodgkins is seeking to purchase a minimum of 5 acres of tillable farmland in Wisconsin. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a house is preferred. Contact: Jennifer Hodgkins, 651-308-0262. (Added 9/14/20)

Seeking CSA Farmer: Minnesota

Molly Cronk is seeking a farmer to join her Biodynamic CSA in Minnesota. Cronk is interested in turning over operation of the farm to someone who will steward the soil holistically; students of Rudolf Steiner will receive preference. The ag enterprise consists of 2 acres on 15 acres of land. There are apples, bees, horses, chickens, grapes, asparagus, hemp, and grapes being raised in a sustainable rotation. Cronk is looking for someone who can raise vegetables for local residents and businesses. No housing is available. There is no payment, but you will have your own business. Contact: Molly Cronk, e-mail, 952-484-2572. (Added 9/14/20)

Farmland for Rent: Southeastern Minnesota

Lois Brink has for rent 40 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Houston County (near Spring Grove). The land has 20 pasture acres and 20 forest acres, and has not been sprayed for several years. No house is available. The land would need movable fencing to rotate pasture areas; could be part of rental cost. Price is negotiable. Contact: Lois Brink, 612-251-5650, e-mail. (Added 9/10/20)

Organic Grazing Land Available: Southeastern Minnesota

Dan Wilson has available organic custom rotational grazing land in southeastern Minnesota. Fifteen animal units are available for 2021 season. Contact: Dan Wilson, 507-329-0507, e-mail. (Added 9/10/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Iowa

Pete Kapustka is seeking to rent 400 acres of tillable farmland in Iowa. Land with a machine shed and grain bins is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Pete Kapustka, 515-571-5233, 515-269-7906, e-mail. (Added 9/10/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Ketema Tullu is seeking to purchase 1-5 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. No house is required. Contact: Ketema Tullu, 651-494-8006, e-mail. (Added 9/8/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Matthew Staack is seeking to rent 2-4 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with 2 tillable acres and 1 acre of pasture is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a house is preferred. Staack would like to start a market garden and raise chickens. Contact: Matthew Staack, 651-425-8312, e-mail. (Added 9/8/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Indiana

Michael Schlumbohm is seeking to purchase farmland in Indiana. Land with pasture and a house is preferred. Contact: Michael Schlumbohm, 765-546-9453. (Added 9/3/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Illinois

Laura Kinser is seeking to purchase 10 acres of farmland in Illinois. Land that has pasture and that has not been sprayed for several years and that has water access is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Laura Kinser, 630-229-7424, e-mail. (Added 9/1//20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: U.S.

Jonah Eskin is seeking to rent 5 acres of farmland in the U.S. Land with pasture is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Jonah Eskin, 303-518-6194, e-mail. (Added 9/1/20)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Nebraska

Jake McQuillen is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Nebraska. Contact: Jake McQuillen, 402-968-8333. (Added 9/1/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Silas Leasman is seeking to purchase 2 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land that has at least 1.5 tillable acres and .5 forest acres is preferred. Land with a small barn, a well for irrigation, and that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred; no house is required. Land within three miles of a lake that is safe to swim in is preferred. Contact: Silas Leasman, 320-630-7974, e-mail. (Added 8/24/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Kate Andrew is seeking to purchase 1-10 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Kate Andrew, 612-414-7311, e-mail. (Added 8/23/20)

Farmland for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Jonathan Lindstrom has for sale 80 acres of farmland in Rice County, near Minnesota's Twin Cities. There are 38 tillable acres, 17 pasture acres, and 5 forest acres. All the tillable land was most recently used as a pasture. The land has not been sprayed for 10 years. There are two run-down barns and a shed. Photos are at www.emmanuelfarm.com. The asking price is $397,000. Contact: Jonathan Lindstrom, 507-291-4099, e-mail. (Added 8/17/20)

Seeking Farmland for Sale: Minnesota

Yvonne Perkins is seeking farmland to buy in Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: Yvonne Perkins, 612-709-1555, e-mail. (Added 8/17/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: West-Central Wisconsin

Emma Johnson is seeking to purchase 15 to 40 acres of tillable farmland in west-central Wisconsin, preferably within 45 minutes of Eau Claire. Johnson wants land that would be suitable for prairie restoration; land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Contact: Emma Johnson, 763-225-7519, e-mail. (Added 8/12/20)

Seeking Farmer: Twin Cities Region

Rod Elmstrand is seeking a farmer to join his wholesale pumpkin operation in Isanti County, near Minnesota's Twin Cities. There are 60 acres of land, 40 of which is irrigated with center pivot system. Flexible arrangements are available; no housing is available. Contact: Rod Elmstrand, 612-390-1994, e-mail. (Added 8/12/20)

Farmland for Sale: Western Wisconsin

Patrick Lang has for sale 8.8 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin's Dunn County. The farm includes 3 tillable acres and 2 forest acres. The land has not been sprayed for several years. There is a three-bedroom house, a 50 x 65 pole barn, a 30 x 45 pole barn with 8 x 8 cooler (both barns have water and electricity), a 14 x 32 greenhouse with concrete floor, and a 30 x 96 high tunnel. There is a half-acre of permanent beds for vegetables/flowers, separate wells and electric meters for house and farm, light electric fencing around the vegetable acreage (very low deer pressure). The asking price is $195,000. Contact: Patrick Lang, 715-316-9068, e-mail. (Added 8/11/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Twin Cities Region

Shoua Lee is seeking to purchase 2-3 acres of farmland within one hour of Minnesota's Twin Cities to grow vegetables and fruit. Land with 2 tillable acres and 1 pasture acre is preferred. A water source is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Shoua Lee, 651-230-9917, e-mail. (Added 8/2/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northern Illinois

River Routen is seeking to purchase 1-5 acres of farmland in northern Illinois (west of Chicago near DuPage). Land with forest and room for a trailer home is preferred; no house is required. Contact: River Routen, 651-230-9917, e-mail. (Added 8/2/20)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin, Nebraska

Melissa Tokus is seeking to purchase farmland in Wisconsin or Nebraska. A house is required. Contact: Melissa Tokus, e-mail, 207-897-8750. (Added 8/2/20)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Melissa Tokus is seeking farm work experience. Tokus worked with cattle for five years and on a draft horse rescue operation for 10 years. Tokus also has experience with gardening and is particularly interested in learning more about wholesale vegetable production. She is seeking a situation where she and her husband can take over a farm and raise livestock, hay, and vegetables. Contact: Melissa Tokus, e-mail, 207-897-8750. (Added 8/2/20)

Seeking Dairy Farm Work Experience

Bamba Louly is seeking work experience on a dairy farm. Louly is particularly interested in learning about on-farm milk/cheese/yogurt processing. Louly has no farming experience, but does have a commercial driver's license. Contact: Bamba Louly, e-mail, 202-321-7917. (Added 8/2/20)