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 Dori Eder at dori@landstewardshipproject.org or call 612-578-4497.

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

Pat Donaway is seeking to purchase 5+ acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Land that is tillable and has pasture is preferred. Fenced land with a barn, shed and house is also preferred. Contact: Pat Donaway, 612-669-2965, e-mail. (Added 2/13/19)

Farmland for Rent: South-Central Wisconsin

Alex Cunningham has for rent 35.5 acres of farmland in south-central Wisconsin's Adams County (Wisconsin Dells). The land consists of 12 tillable acres, 12 forest acres and 18 pasture acres. The land has not been sprayed for several years. There are two ponds, a 5-acre hammock wetland and large springs, as well as maple and hickory woods. There is a house, along with a pole building, barn, coop and granary that are a combined 3,300-square-feet. The price range is open. Contact: Alex Cunningham, 608-844-9343, e-mail. (Added 2/8/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Minnesota

Ken Betzold is seeking to purchase 20+ acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Rice County. Land that has been no-tilled, strip-tilled or minimum-tilled is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Ken Betzold, 612-598-2788, e-mail. (Added 2/8/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota, Iowa

Kody Heideman is seeking rent tillable farmland in Minnesota or Iowa; no house is required. Contact: Kody Heideman, 507-227-8909. (Added 2/8/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Andrew Karki is seeking to purchase 5+ tillable acres of farmland in Minnesota (within a 1-2 hour drive of the Twin Cities). Karki wants to plant culinary and medicinal herbs, as well as berries and other market vegetables; he also wants to do compost production. Land that is certified organic is preferred; outbuildings a plus, but no house is required. Contact: Andrew Karki, 920-645-8526, e-mail. (Added 2/6/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: West-Central Wisconsin

Robert Rothering is seeking to rent 25-30 acres of tillable farmland in west-central Wisconsin (Monroe County preferred). Land that is certified organic and is hay ground with alfalfa, Sudan grass or clover, and that is flat and easy to till, is preferred. No house or outbuildings are required. Contact: Robert Rothering, 608-654-7765, e-mail. (Added 2/5/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent or Purchase: Southeastern Wisconsin

Ellen Ferwerda is seeking to rent or purchase 1-5 tillable acres of farmland in southeastern Wisconsin (Kenosha or Racine area). Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. A greenhouse and fencing would be good. No house is required. Contact: Ellen Ferwerda, 262-748-7181. (Added 2/4/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Koby Hagen is seeking to rent 1-3 tillable acres of farmland in Minnesota for farm-to-restaurant vegetable production. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Water is a must; small storage shed and fencing would be nice, but are not a necessity. No house is required. Contact: Koby Hagen, 612-791-7686, e-mail. (Added 2/1/19)

Farmland for Sale: East-Central Minnesota

Ellen Parker has for sale 9.2 acres of farmland in east-central Minnesota's McLeod County. The land consists of 3 pasture acres, 3 tillable acres and 3 forest acres. The pasture could be fenced off into 4-6 paddocks for rotational grazing. There is an updated four-bedroom house, new septic, a new tar driveway, a heated garage and a large open shed for storage or animals. It is a good location for a small farm stand on a busy road between Hutchinson and Glencoe. The asking price is $239,000. Contact: Ellen Parker, 952-454-8967, e-mail. (Added 1/31/19)

Seeking Maple Trees to Tap: Minnesota

Adam Iverson is seeking maple trees to tap in Minnesota during the upcoming syrup season. Iverson needs to be able to access land with either a truck, ATV or snowmobile. He can pay a flat rate per tree. Contact: Adam Iverson, 218-205-0355. (Added 1/30/19)

Farmland for Sale: Northwestern Wisconsin

Nikki Froehlich has for sale 10 acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County (near St. Croix Falls). There is pasture, two loafing sheds, a barn and a house. The asking price is $229,000. Contact: Nikki Froehlich, 715-491-0133, e-mail. (Added 1/28/19)

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

Bob and Hilary Leuer are seeking to purchase tillable farmland in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota or Illinois. Their family is seeking an opportunity to work with a farmer who wants to transition their life’s work to another generation. They both grew up around livestock and have college degrees in animal science, along with 10+ years of experience working in agriculture. They are open to any transitioning consideration, partnership or farming opportunity. Contact: Bob or Hilary Leuer, 651-216-0648, e-mail. (Added 1/28/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: South Dakota

Steve Sigdestad is seeking to purchase 160 acres of farmland in South Dakota. Land with 40 pasture acres and 120 tillable acres is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Steve Sigdestad, 605-209-1755, e-mail. (Added 1/27/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Michael Hartley is seeking work experience on a wholesale vegetable operation in Minnesota. He is particularly interested in getting experience with organic production practices. Contact: Michael Hartley, e-mail, 651-357-5569. (1/26/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northeastern Minn., Northwestern Wis.

Samuel Karns is seeking to purchase 5+ acres of farmland in northeastern Minnesota or northwestern Wisconsin (within 40 miles of Duluth-Superior). Land that includes tillable, pasture and forest acres is preferred. A barn or pole building is preferred, although not necessary; a house is required. Karns would be ready to move in September 2019. Contact: Samuel Karns, 612-817-1910, e-mail. (Added 1/26/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin or Michigan

Henry Brockman is seeking to purchase 20-200 acres of farmland in Wisconsin or Michigan. Land with 5-10 pasture acres and a minimum of 10 tillable acres is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Henry Brockman, 309-231-8353, e-mail. (Added 1/26/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Wisconsin

Araceli Mercer is seeking to rent 1-5 acres of tillable farmland in Wisconsin. Land with water and fencing is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Araceli Mercer, 414-791-2354. (Added 1/25/19)

Farmland for Rent: North-Central Minnesota

David Massey has for rent 320 acres of farmland in north-central Minnesota's Cass County. The land consists of 8 tillable acres, 80 pasture acres and 232 forest acres. There are three hoop houses and a 40 x 30 pole barn. A house is not currently available, but may be in the future. The land has not been sprayed for several years. The 8 acres of tillable land is all fenced; there is an irrigation system and a well. The driveway is at the end of a dead end road. The rental fee is negotiable. Contact: David Massey, 651-653-1320, 651-301-2507 (work), e-mail. (Added 1/23/19)

Seeking Farmer/Renter: Southeastern Minnesota

Peter Shortridge is seeking a farmer/renter who would like to take advantage of an opportunity to operate a commercial vineyard and orchard in southeastern Minnesota's Winona County (near Winona). Driftless Vineyard on Garvin Heights Ridge is comprised of 9,500 vines on 20 acres. The vineyard consists of a dozen varieties of red and white cold-hardy grapes which were developed by the University of Minnesota and Cornell University. The vineyard has a production potential of between 50,000 and 100,000 pounds of grapes and Shortridge has well established relationships with buyers. There is a also a three-acre orchard comprised of 100 apple and 20 pear trees, plus some additional pasture and crop land. Shortridge is willing to offer use of equipment, as well as mentoring. No housing is available. Contact: Peter Shortridge, 651-324-8140, e-mail. (Added 1/23/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Heidi Nemeth is seeking to purchase farmland in Minnesota. Contact: Heidi Nemeth, 313-550-4583, e-mail. (Added 1/23/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southeastern Minnesota

Ernst Weissing is seeking to rent 20+ acres of tillable farmland in southeastern Minnesota. Land with a barn or pole shed and access to water is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Ernst Weissing, 507-993-5873, e-mail. (Added 1/22/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Leslie Diaz is seeking to rent 100 tillable acres in Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years, has access to water and a house is preferred. Contact: Leslie Diaz, 952-207-4828, e-mail. (Added 1/22/19)

Organic Farmland for Rent: Southwestern Wisconsin

Liz Metz has for rent 74 acres of certified organic tillable farmland in southwestern Wisconsin's Crawford County (near Ferryville). There is valley and ridge-top land; no house is available. The price is $140 per acre. Contact: Liz Metz, 309-368-3571, e-mail. (Added 1/17/19)

Seeking Farm Crew Members: Central Minnesota

Prairie Drifter Farm is seeking crew members for the 2019 growing season. Prairie Drifter is a certified organic CSA and wholesale vegetable operation that is near Litchfield in central Minnesota. It packs 150 CSA shares per week, serving 200 households, and has 7 acres in production. Prairie Drifter is seeking individuals who are self-motivated, have great attention to detail and are eager to work and learn. Crew members need to be in good physical condition, with the ability to lift at least 50 pounds. The pay is $10 per hour; housing is available. Contact: Joan Olson, 320-693-5502, e-mail. (Added 1/16/19)

Seeking Farm Crew Member: Twin Cities Region

The Women's Environmental Institute's Amador Hill Farm is seeking a fulltime farm crew member to help run its organically-certified produce operation in North Branch, Minn., northeast of the Twin Cities. The position will run from May 20 to Oct. 31. WEI is also seeking someone to coordinate the weekly work and planning for the North Circle Online Farmers' Market. The pay rate for both positions is negotiable. For more information and full job descriptions, see w-e-i.org/jobs. (Added 1/15/19)

Seeking Intern: East-Central Minnesota

Iron Shoe Farm is seeking an intern for its microgreens and livestock enterprises for the 2019 growing season. Iron Shoe is located near Princeton in east-central Minnesota. Contact: e-mail. (Added 1/15/19)

Seeking Intern: East-Central Minnesota

Thousand Hills Farm is seeking an intern to work on its livestock operation near Becker in east-central Minnesota. Thousand Hills is a 100-percent grass-fed operation and is certified through the American Grassfed Association. The 800-acre operation has 100 cow-calf pairs and finishes 100 animals a year. The operation also has hogs and laying hens. Thousand Hills is seeking an intern who can start in May and who has previous farm experience, preferably on a grass-based operation. The intern will get experience with all aspects of conducting regenerative agriculture on the operation. Housing is available. The pay is $1,500 per month, plus utilities. Contact: Cassie, 763-262-3386, e-mail. (Added 1/14/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southeastern Wisconsin

Jill Sobel is seeking to rent 2-5 acres of farmland in southeastern Wisconsin. Sobel would prefer land that includes a house, outbuildings, water, electricity for the barn and fenced pastures. Sobel would like to bring her 12 goats onto the land and she has experience with dairying, grazing, breeding goat husbandry, grazing rotation and small-scale hay production. Her goal is to provide quality dairy products for the region, educational programming and small-scale grazing for homeowners. She is willing to engage in mentorship of someone currently on the land and rent out a bedroom/bath if that is available. Contact: Jill Sobel, 303-242-8751, e-mail. (Added 1/7/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Christopher Brenna is seeking to rent .25 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has water, electrical hookups and a place for a tiny house is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Christopher Brenna, 612-242-1434, e-mail. (Added 1/4/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Elizabeth Wilts is seeking to rent 160 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land that includes 20 acres of pasture is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Elizabeth Wilts, 320-444-7296, e-mail. (Added 1/3/19)

Farmland for Rent: Southeastern Wisconsin

Paula Peterson has for rent 500+ acres of farmland in southeastern Wisconsin's Kenosha County. There are 200 pasture acres, a large barn with high ceilings, a grain bin and a small, open-front barn. There is fencing with water sources and feeding units throughout the pasture land. There is a unit with separate corrals with a squeeze chute for inoculations or attending to individual animals. No house is available. The price range is $12,000 to $13,000. Contact: Paula Peterson, 630-319-3998, e-mail. (Added 1/3/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Joseph Brown is seeking to rent 7-10 acres of farmland in Minnesota for a community solar garden. The land needs to be in Xcel Energy territory and near a three-phase electricity line. No house is required. Brown is willing to pay $750 to $1,100 per acre. Contact: Joseph Brown, 612-999-3999, e-mail. (Added 12/26/18)

Seeking Farmer: Twin Cities Region

Urban Roots in Saint Paul, Minn., is seeking a full time market garden seasonal supervisor for the 2019 growing season. Urban Roots is a 50-year-old nonprofit that works to build healthy communities on the East Side of Saint Paul through conservation, gardening and healthy cooking. The garden program employs 18 interns ages 14-19 who live on the East Side. A total of one acre is farmed on six separate urban farm sites. The market garden seasonal supervisor is responsible for all types of farm production and marketing, as well as education of the interns. The pay is $15 an hour; no housing is provided. Contact: Sydney Davis, 651-228-7073, e-mail. (Added 12/26/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Eastern Wisconsin

Susan Reed is seeking to rent 5+ acres of tillable farmland in eastern Wisconsin. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has access to water as well as storage buildings is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Susan Reed, 920-944-5063, e-mail. (Added 12/19/18)

Farmland Available: Twin Cities Region

Dave Widell has for sale 10 acres of farmland in Anoka County, near the Twin Cities, Minn., area (25 miles from downtown Minneapolis). There are 7.5 acres tillable and it has not been tilled, hayed or sprayed for 40+ years. There is no nearby corn or soybean production. There is a 1970s-era rambler house (with recent updates) and an oversized concrete block three-car garage. There is a good well and certified septic system. The land could be used for grazing, greenhouse production or market gardening. The asking price is $390,000, but will consider offers. Contact: Dave Widell (text or call), 952-237-7418. (Added 12/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Nebraska

Andrea Ortiz is seeking to purchase 3-10 acres of farmland in Nebraska. Land that has no been sprayed for several years is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Andrea Ortiz, 402-706-6371, e-mail. (Added 12/15/18)

Seeking Farmer: Twin Cities Region

Hallie Anderson is seeking three interns for the 2019 growing season (two positions for March to November; one position for June to September) for a vegetable operation in Washington County, in Minnesota's Twin Cities region (near Afton). These are entry-level programs combining hands-on training and skills-based education in micro-farming (farming on an acre or less) so that interns will have the knowledge and experience to start their own agricultural project. Interns will learn by being involved with all aspects of a diversified organic-practicing vegetable farm, which includes succession planting for extended season, working with CSA and wholesale markets, and high tunnel and greenhouse management. The land has not been sprayed. The pay is $700 per month and housing is available. Contact: Hallie Anderson, 612-770-7194, e-mail. (Added 12/4/18)

Farmland for Sale: Northwestern Wisconsin

Real estate agent Marc Cutter has for sale 52.31 acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County (near Balsam Lake). Approximately 25 to 30 acres is tillable. The property has been operated as an organic produce farm for the past four years. The property has several hundred feet of frontage on a small lake. In addition to the residential well, there is a high-capacity agriculture well. There is a 44 x 64 pole barn with a walk-in cooler. There is a three-sided storage shed and a three-bedroom home with a two-car attached garage. Greenhouses, high tunnels and equipment will be sold separately. The asking price is $300,000. Contact: Marc Cutter, 715-491-9381. (Added 12/3/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minn., Ark., Okla., Ken.

Kelly Schaefer is seeking to rent 20 acres of farmland in Minnesota, Arkansas, Oklahoma or Kentucky. Land with pasture, fencing, water, power, outbuildings and a house is preferred. Contact: Kelly Schaefer, 218-573-2737, e-mail. (Added 12/2/18)