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: Wisconsin

Ronna Evachenko is seeking to purchase 1-30 acres of tillable farmland in Wisconsin. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has water and electricity is preferred. A house and outbuildings are not required. Contact: Ronna Evachenko, 608-434-4328, e-mail. (Added 5/17/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Kannen Lund is seeking to rent 40+ tillable acres of farmland in Minnesota. Contact: Kannen Lund, 320-815-1184, e-mail. (Added 5/15/19)

Farmland for Rent: Twin Cities Region

Jonathan Lindstrom has for rent 81 acres of farmland in Rice County, near Minnesota's Twin Cities (in Erin Township). The land has 40 tillable acres, 15 pasture acres, and 5 forest acres. The land has not been sprayed for 10 years. The land was last used as a pasture for a small dairy herd and for pastured poultry. There are rolling hills, a creek, substantial wetlands, and scattered trees throughout the property. Water and electricity are available on-site. There is an old farmhouse that is not livable, and there are two dilapidated barns and an old corn crib. Contact: Jonathan Lindstrom, 507-291-4099, e-mail. (Added 5/13/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Twin Cities Region

John Seng is seeking farm work experience in the Twin Cities region. He is particularly interested in gaining experience with wholesale vegetable production and perennial crops. Seng is available Mondays, Fridays, and every-other-Wednesday (possibly every Wednesday if he can change his work schedule). Contact: John Seng, 651-231-2282, e-mail. (Added 5/13/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Jessica Kruse is seeking to rent 1-2 acres of farmland west of Minnesota's Twin Cities. No amenities are needed—she is seeking a place to park an off-grid tiny house. Contact: Jessica Kruse, 507-828-1273. (Added 5/10/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Indiana

Leigh Montano is seeking an apprenticeship on a farm in Indiana. Montano has experience raising vegetables in a home garden and is interested in gaining experience with on-farm milk/cheese processing and marketing, as well as animal fiber. Contact: Leigh Montano, 765-891-2557, e-mail. (Added 5/10/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Iowa

Pete Kapustka is seeking to rent 500 acres of tillable farmland in Iowa. He prefers land that has not been sprayed for several years. Kapustka is seeking a land rental and equipment rental/purchase arrangement with a retiring or soon-to-be-retiring farmer. He hopes to enter farming with a portion of 2020 acres certified organic or qualifying hay or alfalfa acres for corn or other organic crops. No house is required. Contact: Pete Kapustka, 515-571-5233, e-mail. (Added 5/5/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Loren Schmitz is seeking to rent 40 acres of farmland in Minnesota (he will consider other states as well). Land with 30 acres pasture and 10 acres forest is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a house is preferred. Contact: Loren Schmitz, 218-838-9076, e-mail. (Added 5/3/19)

Seeking Farmer: Northwestern Wisconsin

Sue Katt is seeking a farmer to work for her on a beef and seed-saving operation in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County (near Amery). Katt has a 12-head, grass-fed beef cattle herd and 2 acres of land devoted to vegetable seed saving, plus pasture and hay fields. The operation is certified organic. Experience and/or education in landscaping, permaculture, gardening, animal care, construction or related fields a plus. Ability to communicate clearly, lift 50 pounds and work in different types of weather a must. This is a full-time position until Oct. 1. The pay is $13 to $18, depending on experience; benefits include CSA vegetable and cheese box share. Housing is available. References and two days of hourly paid work are required before a hiring decision is made. Contact: Sue Katt, 715-268-2159, e-mail. (Added 5/2/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Illinois, Missouri

Bryant Weaver is seeking to purchase farmland in Illinois or Missouri. Land with tillable, pasture and forest acres is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Bryant Weaver, 314-255-4625, e-mail. (Added 4/30/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Illinois

Francisco Betancourt is seeking to purchase farmland in Illinois. Land with forest and a house is preferred. Contact: Francisco Betancourt, 779-513-2484, e-mail. (Added 4/30/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Janell Kolden is seeking farm work experience in Minnesota. Kolden grew up on a west central Minnesota farm that raised crops and livestock, and has gardening and landscaping experience. Kolden also has 19 years of fund development experience at the University of Minnesota-Morris. She is particularly interested in gaining experience with cover cropping. Contact: Janell Kolden, e-mail, 320-219-0232. (Added 4/30/19)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Matthew Clements is seeking to rent 5 tillable acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land that is certified organic is preferred; automated irrigation would be nice. No house is required. Contact: Matthew Clements, 612-695-6384, e-mail. (Added 4/26/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, South Dakota

Bridget Vandeputte is seeking to purchase 10-40 acres of farmland in Minnesota or South Dakota. Land with 7+ pasture acres, 2+ tillable and 5+ forest is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Perennial plantings or orchards are welcome. At least one building that is 20 x 30 or more is needed (may consider several smaller ones). A house is optional; will strongly consider a fixer-upper. Contact: Bridget Vandeputte, 605-419-2660, e-mail. (Added 4/25/19)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Western Wisconsin

Caroline Aoyama is seeking to purchase farmland in western Wisconsin (ideally Dunn County) for small-scale vegetable production. Tillable land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Land with a house is preferred as well. Contact: Caroline Aoyama, 415-722-8627, e-mail. (Added 4/23/19)

Pick-Your-Own Operation for Sale: Twin Cities Region

Rod Elmstrand has for sale a pick-your-own strawberry and wholesale pumpkin enterprise in Minnesota's Isanti County. Contact: Rod Elmstrand, 612-390-1994, e-mail. (Added 4/23/19)

Seeking Farmer: Minnesota

Scott Ryan is seeking a farmer to work with him on his pasture-raised beef operation in Minnesota. The operation consists of 100-125 cow-calf pairs. Ryan is interested in a partnership or other potential arrangements with a beginning farmer. There are potential markets available for transitioning to bison. Housing is available. Contact: Scott Ryan, e-mail. (Added 4/20/19)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Michael Hartley is seeking work experience on a farm in the Minnesota region. He is particularly interested in gaining experience on a wholesale and/or CSA vegetable operation. He would eventually like to farm anywhere from 5-10 acres. Hartley has experience working on a small organic farm and has worked at a community garden. Contact: Michael Hartley, e-mail, 651-357-5569. (Added 4/19/19)

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)

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)