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

Katie Meyer is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in Minnesota. Land with a house is required. Contact: Katie Meyer, e-mail. (Added 4/17/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Illinois

Jeremy Darnell is seeking to rent farmland in Illinois. Land that can be gazed or baled is preferred; land with fencing or with no fencing is okay. No water or house is required. Contact: Jeremy Darnell, 217-931-2458, e-mail. (Added 4/17/19)

Farmland for Sale or Rent: Central Wisconsin

Sally Cutler has for sale or rent-to-buy a 20-acre farm in central Wisconsin (between Stevens Point and Marshfield). There is a farmhouse, new garage with attached kitchen, two wells, a large pole shed and restructured barn, updated electricity in barns, attached greenhouse, fruit and nut trees and perennial flowers. The farm is supported by a 10K solar system and solar hot water for house. Approximately 10 acres is fenced for rotational grazing with woven-wire perimeter fence; a stream runs through property. There is a high-tunnel hoop house, a walk-in cooler, water sources, and the possibility of shared use of equipment and other infrastructure. Cutler is offering an affordable, secure, long-term lease starting with a trial period. Purchase of livestock and implements is negotiable. The farm has used regenerative practices and supplied vegetables and meat to a café/coffee shop. It has also supplied limited wholesale markets. Contact: Sally Cutler, 715-305-5670, e-mail. (Added 4/16/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Grant Erler is seeking to ret 20+ acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota. Contact: Grant Erler, 507-456-5765, e-mail. (Added 4/14/19)

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

Bob Leuer is seeking an opportunity to work with a farmer in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota or Illinois who wants to transition their life’s work to another generation. He and his partner grew up around livestock and have college degrees in animal science, along with 10+ years of experience working in agriculture. Land with pasture is preferred. They are open to any transitioning consideration, partnership, or farming opportunity. Contact: Bob Leuer, 651-216-0648, e-mail. (Added 4/10/19)

Farmland for Sale: Northwestern Wisconsin

Angel Permaloff has for sale 103 acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County (near St. Croix Falls). The land consists of 33 pasture acres and 70 forest acres. Thirty-three acres was taken out of tillage over 10 years ago and has been in permanent pasture and chemical-free ever since. The pasture was cooperatively managed by the neighbor, who used rotational grazing practices with beef cattle. There is no house. There is a roofed 13 x 13 shade structure. A well was dug in 2010. There is 1 acre of pollinator plantings that is in its sixth year and is well established. There are three NRCS designed erosion control projects; two have pond/dams/drop-pipes/rocked plunge pools and one is shared with a neighbor with a grassed waterway/drop-pipe/rocked plunge pool. There is easement access over a neighbor's 11-acre parcel at the road. The asking price is $4,200 to $4,300 per acre. Contact: Angel Permaloff, 651-213-6807, e-mail. (Added 4/4/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Jessica Murray is seeking to purchase 1-120 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Land with pasture, tillable and forest acres is preferred. A river or pond is also preferred. No house is required. Contact: Jessica Murray, 612-867-6263, e-mail. (Added 4/4/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota, South Dakota

Jonathan Ransom is seeking to rent 200 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota or South Dakota. No house is required. Contact: Jonathan Ransom, 320-305-1310. (Added 4/4/19)

Farmland for Rent: Twin Cities Region

Ed Lysne has for rent 10 acres of farmland in Minnesota's Rice County (near Northfield). The land has 4.5 pasture/tillable acres and 2 forest acres. The land has not been sprayed for five years. Organically grown chickens, pigs and vegetables have been produced on the land during the past two years. There is a large yard and many gardens. There is rhubarb as well as sugar maple trees that can be tapped. There is a two-bedroom house and a garage. The rental fee is negotiable. Contact: Ed Lysne, 612-790-7873, e-mail. (Added 4/1/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northwestern Wisconsin

Kathy Hilger is seeking to purchase 40-70 acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin (within a 20-mile radius of Cornell). Land with pasture and water access is preferred. Fencing would be a plus. No house is required. Contact: Kathy Hilger, 715-202-0593, e-mail. (Added 4/1/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Illinois

David Spencer is seeking to rent 1 tillable acre of farmland in Illinois. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has access to water is preferred. Contact: David Spencer, 309-857-1111. No house is required. (Added 4/1/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin, Indiana

Jean Moore is seeking to purchase 20-40 acres of farmland in Wisconsin or Indiana. Land with 10-20 pasture acres and 20-30 forest acres is preferred. Road access and zoning conducive to farming is needed. No house is required. Contact: Cappy Moore, e-mail. (Added 4/1/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Nathaniel Marquart is seeking farm work experience in Minnesota. Marquart grew up on a beef farm and is interested in gaining experience with wholesale vegetable production. He would be interested in a lease/purchase of a farm or even a 50/50 partnership in a farm. Contact: Nathaniel Marquart, e-mail, 651-783-6493. (Added 4/1/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Michael Kelly is seeking to purchase farmland in Wisconsin. Contact: Michael Kelly, 262-210-8782, e-mail. (Added 4/1/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Meredith Gear is seeking to purchase 10 acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin (within 90 miles of Eagan, Minn.). Land with 5 acres pasture and 2 acres tillable is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a house and chicken coop, as well as outbuildings and fencing suitable for several goats, is preferred. An irrigation system or potential rainwater catchment/irrigation system to water vegetable crops is also preferred. Contact Meredith Gear, e-mail. (Added 3/29/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Meredith Gear is seeking farm work experience in Minnesota or Wisconsin. She has 10 seasons of home gardening experience and would like the opportunity to spend a day or two at a time learning farming techniques. Gear is particularly interested in raising goats for milk and/or meat. Contact: Meredith Gear, 651-494-4740, e-mail. (Added 3/29/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Southeastern Wisconsin

Aaron Sewell is seeking to rent 1 acre of farmland in southeastern Wisconsin (in or around Germantown). Land with pasture, a shed, and access to water and electricity would be ideal. No house is required. Contact: Aaron Sewell, 414-460-1902, e-mail. (Added 3/29/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Craig Andrews is seeking to purchase 300 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: Craig Andrews, 651-769-3181, e-mail. (Added 3/29/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Rob Barbeau is seeking experience on a grain farm in Minnesota. He has spent five years learning and working on starting a sustainable grain farm. Barbeau has managed up to 10 acres, and has sold barley, buckwheat, and corn in limited quantities. He has tended vegetable and perennial fruit gardens and has experience maintaining and building out gardens. Barbeau is interested in learning how to operate and maintain farm equipment and machinery at an in-depth level. He is particularly interested in practicing tractor work, and using tillage implements, a seed drill, cultivation implements, and a combine. Contact: Rob Barbeau, e-mail, 612-219-1404. (Added 3/22/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Chai Yang is seeking to rent 12 acres of tillable farmland in the Twin Cities, Minn., region. No house is required. Contact: Chai Yang, 763-453-2368, e-mail. (Added 3/19/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minn., Wis., Ill.

Lauren Evans is seeking to purchase 20 acres of farmland in Minnesota, Wisconsin or Illinois. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Land with 5 pasture acres, 5 tillable acres and 5 forest acres is preferred. Land with a house, water and electricity is also preferred. Contact: Lauren Evans, 715-220-8859, e-mail. (Added 3/18/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Nebraska

Jayme Gettman is seeking to purchase 80-500 acres of tillable farmland in Nebraska. Land with a barn, corrals, shop, grain bins, a chicken house, and a greenhouse is preferred. Contact: Jayme Gettman, 970-939-3410, e-mail. (Added 3/18/19)

Farmland for Rent: Central Minnesota

Joe Ostrowski has for rent 10-15 acres of farmland in central Minnesota's McLeod County (near Hutchinson). The land has not been sprayed for several years and it includes 10 pasture acres. There is limited water available for a small vegetable operation. No house or outbuildings are available. Contact: 320-237-3905, e-mail. (Added 3/18/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Illinois

Morgan Snedden is seeking to purchase 15+ acres of tillable farmland in Illinois. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Land that has access to water and that is in a good school district is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Morgan Snedden, e-mail. (Added 3/18/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Brandon Bates is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Minnesota. Land with outbuildings is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Brandon Bates, 507-351-8512, e-mail. (Added 3/18/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Jordan Aeikens is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Minnesota; no house is required. Contact: Jordan Aeikens, 320-212-1524, e-mail. (Added 3/18/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern South Dakota

Chris Rains is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in southeastern South Dakota; no house is required. Contact: Chris Rains, 605-656-1839. (Added 3/18/19)

Farmland for Rent: Western Wisconsin

Michelle Sayre has for rent 40 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin's Pierce County (near Beldenville). The land has not been sprayed for several years and there is a large garden space and 23 acres of pasture, along with other farm amenities. The land was formerly used to raise pastured poultry and pork. There is living space available, which could include office space; an artist studio is also available, as well as garage parking. Rent starts at $750 per month for housing; the rest to be negotiated, depending on what the renter wants to use. Contact: Michelle Sayre, 651-324-3379, e-mail. (Added 3/14/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Midwest

David Palmer is seeking to rent 8 acres of farmland in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota or Illinois. Land with 2 pasture acres, 2 forest acres and 2 tillable acres is preferred. Land with a house is preferred. Contact; David Palmer, 602-702-3409, e-mail. (Added 3/12/19)

Farmland for Sale: Northwestern Wisconsin

Mick Fleming has for sale 27+ acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County (near Turtle Lake). There are 10 tillable acres, 10 pasture acres and 17 forest acres. The land has not been sprayed for several years. Ten acres of land is fenced for livestock. Fleming raises and sells eggs, rabbit meat, firewood, honey and maple syrup. There is a garden, raspberry patch, rhubarb patch and mint patch. There are fruit trees and maple trees (Fleming taps over 200 trees) and the property comes with a sugar shack that has a maple syrup evaporator. There is a small, rustic log cabin with two bedrooms and one bathroom. There are several outbuildings. The asking price is $199,000. Contact: Mick Fleming, 715-554-0520, e-mail. (Added 3/11/19)

Farmland for Rent: Northwestern Wisconsin

Marc Cutter has for rent approximately 15 tillable acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County (between Luck and Balsam Lake). The land has not been sprayed since 1984. No house or outbuildings are available. The rental price is negotiable. Contact: Marc Cutter, 715-491-9381, e-mail. (Added 3/11/19)

Organic Farmland for Rent: Twin Cities Region

Jeanne Larson has for rent 9 acres of farmland in Minnesota's Chisago County, near the Twin Cities. There is a 1-acre vineyard with St. Croix, Marquette, Frontenac and Edelweiss vines. There is 8 acres of grass surrounding the vineyard. All but the vineyard has been certified organic. The grassland would be ideal for pasture but could be tilled. The land is well drained and is sloping. No house is available. The rental rate is $100 per acre. Contact: Jeanne Larson, 612-419-1978, e-mail. (Added 3/6/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Indiana

Josh Holzinger is seeking farm work experience in Indiana. Holzinger has 20 years of horticulture experience and 10 years experience gardening and raising chickens. He would like experience with animal feeding. Contact: Josh Holzinger, 260-888-4140, e-mail. (Added 3/6/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota, Iowa

Kody Heideman is seeking tillable farmland to rent in Minnesota or Iowa; no house is required. Contact: Kody Heideman, 507-227-8909. (Added 3/6/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Wisconsin

Philip Popour is seeking to rent 2-5 acres of tillable farmland in Wisconsin. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Water and power access a plus, but not a must; year-round access preferred. Contact: Philip Popour, 920-256-9425, e-mail. (Added 3/1/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Jessica Kruse is seeking to rent 1-2 acres of farmland west of Minnesota's Twin Cities (Minnetonka/Excelsior area). Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Kruse has a new mobile home and she would like to have a place to park it. Contact: Jessica Kruse, 507-828-1273, e-mail. (Added 2/25/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northern Minnesota

Cherry Osborne is seeking to rent 2 acres of farmland in northern Minnesota (north of Pine River). Land with water, electricity and a septic system is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Cherry Osborne, 574-218-4957, e-mail. (Added 2/21/19)

Farmland for Sale: Western Wisconsin

Joshua Reed has for sale 11 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin (west of Menomonie). Standard apples were planted on the land in 1969. The trees are in a various range of conditions, but still produce. The soil is in good condition and has not been tilled for several years. A well has been drilled and there is a hand/solar pump. There is no electricity, and it would cost approximately $6,000 to establish a line. There is a cabin, a poly-carbonate greenhouse, three cedar hay wagon buildings, one air stream trailer, a well house and a storage container. Reed hopes to sell the property with the buildings, but if buyer didn't want them they could be moved and that would lessen the price. Tools and equipment for homesteading could also be available. The asking price for everything is $75,000. Reed is also open to $30,000 down and a land contract at 3 percent to 5 percent interest, depending on length of contract. Contact: Joshua Reed, 612-616-6947, e-mail. (Added 2/21/19)

Seeking Farmer: Northern Minnesota

The Bemidji Community Food Shelf is seeking a manager for its farm in northern Minnesota. This is a sustainable, urban vegetable operation with two high tunnels, fields and a deep winter greenhouse. There is a small tractor and wells for irrigation. Volunteers and AmeriCorps teams help provide labor for the farm, which raises food for the food shelf. One option is to work as the farm manager for $15 per hour. Another option is having a farmer take over the farm under contract and run the operation for their own markets with an agreed-upon percentage of the harvest going to the food shelf. No housing is available. Contact: Mary Mitchell, 218-444-6580, e-mail. (2/20/19)

Farmland for Sale: East-Central Minnesota

Mhonpaj Lee has for sale 11.31 acres of farmland north of Minnesota’s Twin Cities (near Pine City). There are two chicken coops and it is fenced for sheep. There is a four-car garage pole building and a single family home. The septic is noncompliant and the house has stairwell fire damage, possibly mildew and water in basement. The asking price $85,000. More information is here. Contact: Mhonpaj Lee, e-mail, 651-278-1009. (Added 2/19/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southern Minnesota

Dan Coffman is seeking to purchase 80 acres of farmland in southern Minnesota (near Nicollet). Coffman and his family would like to start an organic farming operation that includes cash crops and livestock to regenerate the soil and produce healthy food. No house is required. Contact: Dan Coffman, 507-508-6556, e-mail. (Added 2/18/19)

Farmland for Rent: Southwestern Wisconsin

Ben Wojahn has for rent 69 acres of farmland in southwestern Wisconsin's Vernon County (halfway between Viroqua and La Crosse). The land consists of 20 tillable acres, as well as pasture acres and forest acres. The land has not been sprayed for several years. There is a house, a new 70 x 30 hoop house, sheds, a garage, a garden shed and a large playground. Wojahn is an experienced conservationist and soil scientist and can help with some mentorship on soil health and government funding for conservation-based, sustainable systems. The price is $500 per month. Contact: Ben Wojahn, 920-517-1663, e-mail. (Added 2/18/19)

Seeking Farmer: Southwestern Wisconsin

Ben Wojahn is seeking a farmer to join his operation in southwestern Wisconsin's Vernon County (halfway between Viroqua and La Crosse). This is an opportunity for someone to have a medium-term shared living situation and access to a farming operation until they are able to acquire their own farm. Rent is negotiable based on labor contribution. Wojahn is an experienced grower and professional conservationist who can work with someone who is looking for housing to rent and to get some farming experience. Use of some farmland, shared space, orchard, large hoop house, woodlands, gardens and nursery encouraged. Contact: Ben Wojahn, 920-517-1663, e-mail. (Added 2/18/19)

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)