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:

Farm for Rent: Northwestern Wisconsin

Todd Lanis has for rent 66 acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin's Dunn County (near Downing). The farm has been organically-managed (but not certified organic) for the past four years and should be certifiable, if desired. Non-organic bedded pack and manure from past two years is ready to spread. There are 22 pasture acres and 22 tillable acres. There is a Quonset hut, large two-car garage/workshop, pole building converted from shop to bedded pack area, parlor room, milk house, store/office, old tie-stall (low roof) barn with barn cleaners cemented over, loafing shed and chicken coop. There is also a house. The parlor and milk house have nearly all milking equipment available, but not yet installed. Access to haying equipment, skid steer, etc., is available. High-tensil fencing for pastures partially completed, with all fencing materials available. There is a garden with raised beds and hugelkultur mounds. Lanes is open to creative ideas for any type of dairy, CSA/vegetable operation, beef operation, permaculture operation or other type of agriculture enterprise. Renter must be willing to occupy the house—it is currently occupied by the owner, who is moving the current operation. The asking price is $1,000 +/-, depending on discussions. Contact: Todd Lanis, 605-691-3249, e-mail. (Added 2/9/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Bob and Hilary Leuer are seeking to purchase 40+ acres of farmland in Minnesota (land in Wright, McLeod, Carver, Scott, Rice, Dakota or Goodhue County preferred). They are seeking an opportunity to work with a farmer who wants to transition the operation to the next generation. They grew up around livestock, have degrees in animal science and 10+ years of experience working in agriculture. They are open to any transitioning or farming options. Contact: Bob Leuer, 651-216-0648, e-mail. (Added 2/9/18

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Amy Covington is seeking to rent .5 to 1 acre of tillable farmland within a one hour's drive of Minnesota's Twin Cities. Covington is enrolled in the Minnesota Food Association's beginning farmer training program and she is seeking a small amount of land to grow organic vegetables and fruit on. Covington would prefer land that has not been sprayed for several years, and that has a water source as well as outbuildings such as a hoop house and shed. No house is required. Contact: Amy Covington, 415-860-6453, e-mail. (Added 2/7/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Iowa

Siraj Thomason is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Iowa. No house is required. Contact: Siraj Thomason, 641-660-2059, e-mail. (Added 2/7/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Donna Martinson is seeking to purchase 10 or more acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with 4 acres pasture, 1 tillable acre and 2 forested acres is preferred. Land with a machine shed, small barn, chicken coop and house is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Martinson is interested in starting a small permaculture/market garden operation. She is looking for a buffer from conventional agriculture. Contact: Donna Martinson, 651-402-2161, e-mail. (Added 2/5/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent or Buy: Minnesota

Eric Heins is seeking to purchase or rent 10-30 acres of farmland in Minnesota. He is seeking old pasture lands or tillable land that he can develop for rotational grazing. It can be a combination of tillable, pasture and woods. No house is required. Contact: Eric Heins, 507-259-0611, e-mail. (Added 2/2/18)

Farmland for Sale: Southeastern Minnesota

Michael Diehn has for sale 2.7 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Houston County. There are 2 acres of pasture, an updated barn, a hay shed and a cattle shed, as well as a house with heated garage and an outdoor wood stove plumbed for a heated greenhouse. The asking price is $185,000. Contact: Michael Diehn, 507-993-1956, e-mail. (Added 2/1/18)

Seeking Farmer: Northern Iowa

Margaret Smith is seeking a farm employee for her certified organic crop and livestock operation in northern Iowa (near Hampton). This position would be good for someone who wants to help grow a farm business and wants to farm independently in the future. The farm produces corn, soybeans, small grains, hay and beef cattle. It uses long term rotations, cover crops, managed grazing, ridge tillage and no-till. Organic seed production is contracted with seed companies. The calves are sold through commodity markets or directly to other farmers for finishing. The main work will focus on cropping, including field work and equipment maintenance. Employee will also assist with field map generation using GPS, as well as cattle and pasture management, including fencing work. Housing is available. The pay is $35,000 to $38,000 per year. Contact: Margaret Smith, 641-430-9241, e-mail. (Added 2/1/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Iowa

Ben Gardewine is seeking to rent 100 to 1,000 acres of farmland in Iowa. Land that has at least 100 acres of pasture is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Ben Gardewine, e-mail. (Added 2/1/18)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Missouri

Nikki Abbott is seeking farm work experience in Missouri. She has some gardening and tractor driving experience, and has worked in eldercare for 20 years. She is open to working for an elderly farmer or farm couple who needs help in the house as well as help with the farm. Contact: Nikki Abbott, 816-590-2624, e-mail. (Added 2/1/18)

Organic Farmland for Rent: Northwestern Wisconsin

Brandon Wiarda has for rent 20 acres of certified organic farmland in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County (near Amery). Seven acres is tillable and the farm is currently set up for small-scale vegetable production. There is a greenhouse with in-floor heating, and a pack shed with a walk-in cooler, washtubs, spray tables and a concrete floor with a drain. There is also a a machine shed and a pole shed with a cemented floor, as well as a house. There is deer fencing around the vegetable fields and an irrigation well. A tractor, field equipment and tools may also be available for use. The price depends on how many amenities and acres the tenant needs. Wiarda is willing to be flexible and work within the budget needs of a tenant. Contact: Brandon Wiarda, 715-607-1096, e-mail. (Added 1/26/18)

Farmland for Rent: Southeastern Minnesota

Paula Koopman has for rent 10 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Rice County (near Northfield). The land has not been sprayed for several years; it's a hay field—primarily orchard and timothy grass with some alfalfa. No house is available. The rental rate is $100 per acre, and it's available June through August. Contact: Paula Koopman, 608-739-3271, e-mail. (Added 1/26/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Christina Bolles is seeking to purchase 5 acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Land with 3 pasture acres and 2 forest acres is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Christina Bolles, 612-200-3429, e-mail. (Added 1/26/18)

Seeking Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Christina Bolles is seeking farm work experience on an operation where she could gain in-depth experience and knowledge of permaculture, livestock/meat production and livestock byproduct production (soap, wool, cheese, etc.). Bolles would also like to get experience with wholesale vegetable production as well as herbs and spices. She has five years basic livestock production experience (horses, cows, chickens, goats and rabbits). Contact: Christina Bolles, 612-200-3429, e-mail. (Added 1/26/18)

Seeking Vegetable Farm Work Experience: Minnesota

Elise Hanson is seeking farm work experience on an organic operation. Hanson has worked on Waxwing Farm, a CSA operation in Webster, Minn., and Frogtown Farm in St. Paul, Minn. She has a degree from Hamline University in environmental studies, with a concentration in food studies. Hanson is particularly interested in learning more about wholesale vegetable production and fungiculture. She is interested in organizations that integrate education and social justice. She is available starting Feb. 1. Contact: Elise Hanson, 651-239-3073, e-mail. (Added 1/26/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Maiyee Vang is seeking to rent 2 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with water access is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Maiyee Vang, 651-500-8774, e-mail. (Added 1/26/18)

Farmland for Sale: Northeastern Minnesota

Kay Goslinga has for sale 80 acres of farmland in northeastern Minnesota's Mille Lacs County (near Pease and Princeton). There are 55 tillable acres and 15 pasture acres. There is a house, five steel outbuildings (three of them connected), a concrete feedlot and two silos. The fields have been recently limed and the pasture is fenced. The remodeled home is handicap accessible. Owner will pay for mound system if needed. Send an e-mail for photos. The asking price is $350,000. Contact: Kay Goslinga, 320-493-9447, e-mail. (Added 1/26/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Jeanie Ferguson is seeking to purchase 4 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with 1 acre pasture, 1 acre tillable and 1 acre forest is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has water, fencing and is on a dead end road is preferred. A shed is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Jeanie Ferguson, 218-216-3248, e-mail. (Added 1/26/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: North-Central Minnesota

Brady Olander is seeking to rent farmland in north-central Minnesota (near the town of Staples). Land with pasture, fencing and water is preferred. Contact: Brady Olander, 218-296-2306. (Added 1/26/18)

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

Brian Workman is seeking to purchase 15-40 acres of farmland in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota or Illinois. Land with 2+ pasture acres, 2+ tillable acres and 10+ forest acres is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Brian Workman, 630-378-3123, e-mail. (Added 1/26/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southwestern Ohio

Sandy Campbell is seeking to purchase 5-12 acres of farmland in southwestern Ohio. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Land with 3 acres pasture, 1 acre tillable and 3 forest acres is preferred. A barn and water is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Sandy Campbell, 513-889-6484, e-mail. (Added 1/26/18)

Seeking Dairy Farming Experience

David Cole is seeking experience working on a dairy farm, with the possibility of eventually taking over/buying out the operation. Cole has 10+ years of experience working on dairy farms. Contact: David Cole, 410-739-2174, e-mail. (Added 1/26/18)

Seeking Farmer: Northeastern Minnesota

Caroline Hegstrom is seeking a farmer to run the market vegetable segment of her certified organic produce operation in northeast Minnesota's St. Louis County (near Duluth). There is approximately 1/3 to 1/2 acre under cultivation, half permanent raised bed and half open ground. All of the infrastructure and tools are in excellent condition. Sales are currently conducted on-site via road signage and an e-mail list. Hegstrom will be on-hand to team up with the farmer to help with delivery logistics and farmers' market sales; she is open to CSA market development as well. This is a good opportunity for someone who has growing experience, good communication and planning skills and entrepreneurial drive, but no land. A profit share arrangement is available; no housing is available. Serious inquiries only. Contact: Caroline Hegstrom, 218-310-6060, e-mail. (Added 1/16/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Taylor Stewart is seeking to purchase 250+ acres of farmland in Wisconsin. Land with 80-320 acres of pasture, and up to 160 tillable acres is preferred. Land with a machine shed/shop, a well, electricity and a house is preferred; livestock housing would be nice, but is not necessary. Stewart can build infrastructure on rented land if needed. Stewart has built and managed large certified organic pasture-based operations on the East Coast. Stewart would be open to a joint partnership for production of high value livestock, food grain crops/certified organic grain. Stewart has market contacts in Chicago and Madison. Contact: Taylor Stewart, 217-621-6786, e-mail. (Added 1/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Marcus Erickson is seeking to rent 5-10 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota. A house is required. Contact: Marcus Erickson, 417-773-6661, e-mail. (Added 1/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy or Rent: Northwestern Wisconsin

Josh Horvat is seeking to purchase or rent 20+ acres of farmland in northwestern Wisconsin (as close as possible to Cadott). Land with pasture and a forest is preferred. A water source and fencing would be great, but not required. Outbuildings and a house are not required. Contact: Josh Horvat, 715-828-4577, e-mail. (Added 1/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Illinois

Jazmin Martinez is seeking to purchase a minimum of 10 acres of farmland in Illinois. Land with 5 pasture acres and 5 tillable acres is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a barn, a greenhouse, a septic system, electricity, water and a house is preferred. Contact: Jazmin Martinez, 773-996-3638, e-mail. (Added 1/15/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Ohio

Chrissy Yoder is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Ohio. No house is required. Contact: Chrissy Yoder, 937-243-2208, e-mail. (Added 1/15/18)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Shambreka Hudson is seeking farm work experience. Hudson is particularly interested in getting experience with wholesale vegetable production. Contact: Shambreka Hudson, e-mail, 912-547-5723. (Added 1/15/18)

Farmland for Rent: Twin Cities Region

Sharon Brown has for rent 56 acres of farmland in the Twin Cities, Minn., region (Hennepin County, near the town of Independence). The land consists of 10 pasture acres and 26 tillable acres. There are garages but no house. The rental price is $140 per acre (negotiable). Contact: Sharon Brown, 218-340-9517, e-mail. (Added 1/12/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: NE Minnesota, NW Wisconsin

John Stoltz is seeking to purchase 10-20 acres of farmland in northeastern Minnesota or northwestern Wisconsin (within a one-hour drive of Duluth-Superior). He would prefer that 5-10 acres be tillable. Ideally the property would include a barn or pole shed, but it is not required. Contact: John Stolz, 608-738-9210, e-mail. (Added 1/12/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northern Illinois, Wisconsin

Linda Renaud is seeking to purchase 2-5 acres of farmland in northern Illinois or Wisconsin. Land with pasture, water, electricity, a barn and a house is preferred. Contact: Linda Renaud, 847-452-2335. (Added 1/11/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Heidi Harrabi is seeking to purchase 22 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has 2 pasture acres, 10 forest acres and 10 tillable acres is preferred. Land with a house and an outbuilding is also preferred. Contact: Heidi Harrabi, 507-434-4397, e-mail. (Added 1/10/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Matt Paden is seeking to purchase 10-100 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota. A house is required; fencing would be a bonus but is not required. Contact: Matt Paden, 507-517-4612, e-mail. (Added 1/10/18)

Farmland for Rent: North-Central Minnesota

Kent Scheer has available 3 acres of farmland in north-central Minnesota's Wadena County. The land is available free to the person with the best and most innovative business plan which factors in the issues of location and travel time and identifies a perennial crop and process most appropriate to the location. An additional benefit is a long-term agreement with a guarantee of reimbursement for investment and value if the lease should ever be concluded. The 3 acres is along a major highway and 300 feet from a Friday farmers' market. It is made up largely of high organic muck soil, now in lowland forms and grasses. It has not been sprayed, fertilized or tilled in 75 years. There is no housing but there is potential for a tiny house site on a private pond within walking distance of a whole foods store and restaurants, plus consultation on design and construction; comfortable and private camping is also available. Additional forested land is potentially available for other innovative uses. Contact: Kent Scheer, 218-631-3084, e-mail. (Added 1/10/18)

Seeking Farmer: Northeastern Minnesota

Susan Dettweiler is seeking a homesteader to turn a 35-acre, mostly wooded parcel into a permaculture food-producing operation using sustainable practices. The parcel is located in northeastern Minnesota's St. Louis County (near Brimson). The land has not been sprayed and Dettweiler is seeking someone who is experienced and interested in trying small-scale farming in the Northland. There is room to create and implement an income-producing enterprise. Housing is available; long-term residency is preferred and terms are negotiable. After a one-year trial period, a more permanent arrangement can be negotiated. Contact: Susan Detweiler, 218-848-2472, e-mail. (Added 1/10/18)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Jose Botello is seeking farm work experience, preferably on a wholesale vegetable production operation. Botello has experience raising corn and flowers. Contact: Jose Botello, e-mail, 602-702-3419. (Added 1/10/18)

Seeking Pasture to Rent: Southeastern Minnesota

Kaleb Anderson is seeking to rent 20-100 acres of perennial pasture in southeastern Minnesota (specifically in Goodhue County) for grazing a beef herd. Fencing is preferred, but not required. A water source is required. No house is required. The land carrying capacity will dictate the number of animals placed on the pasture and the herd will be rotated weekly. Pasture rest days of +30 days will be maintained. Anyone interested in converting "tillable" acreage to perennial pasture? Contact: Kaleb Anderson, 651-334-3366, e-mail. (Added 1/6/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Todd Carlson is seeking to rent up to 300 tillable acres of farmland in Minnesota; no house is required. Contact: Todd Carlson, 320-905-5442. (Added 1/6/18)

Farmland for Sale: South-Central Minnesota

Kurt Schulz has for sale 7 acres of farmland in south-central Minnesota's McLeod County (near Glencoe). Four acres have been in hay for 17 years; no chemicals have been applied to the farm during that time. One acre is in pasture. There is a house and outbuildings include a steel shed, granary, and another shed that can house two vehicles. The hayfield could easily be fenced for pasture. There is electricity to all the buildings and a good well. The asking price is $140,000. Contact: Kent Schulz, 320-510-2147, e-mail. (Added 1/5/18)

Farmland for Sale: South-Central Minnesota

Kurt Schulz has for sale 40 acres of farmland in McLeod County (near Glencoe). The 40-acre parcel could be sold together with the 7 acres listed above (the two parcels are adjacent to each other). Thirty-four acres have been in hay for 14 years, and no chemicals were applied during that time. Three acres are forest. There is a 32 x 60 barn, a concrete platform in the cow yard and two super hutches. There is no house. The asking price is $280,000. Contact: Kent Schulz, 320-510-2147, e-mail. (Added 1/5/18)

Farmland for Rent: Southwestern Ohio

Julia Honchel has for rent 45 tillable acres of farmland in southwestern Ohio's Greene County (near Yellow Springs). The land has not been sprayed for several years and there is no fencing or irrigation, but Honchel is willing to work with a renter to put in needed infrastructure. There is no house or outbuildings. It is permissible for the renter to put in sheds, barns, etc., upon approval. The asking price is $150-$20 per- acre, per-year. Contact: Julia Honchel, 937-767-2161, e-mail. (Added 1/5/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Lois Kelzer Loeser is seeking to purchase 10-15 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with a pole barn/shop is preferred. Contact: Lois Kelzer Loeser, 952-261-4401, e-mail. (Added 1/4/18)

Seeking Farmer: Southern Minnesota

Jean and Dean Braatz are seeking a farmer to work on their diverse produce and livestock operation in southern Minnesota's Le Sueur County (near Montgomery). The 40-acre farm grows fruit and vegetables using chemical-free methods—there are 14 high tunnels and 12 acres of field production. They also have laying hens, broilers, beef cows, sheep, pigs, turkeys, rabbits and honey bees. The pay rate is $10 per hour (depending on experience); housing is available. The season is April through November. Contact: Jean Braatz, 612-245-6271, e-mail. (Added 1/3/18)

Seeking Farmland for Bee Hives: Minnesota

Danny Kraft is seeking farmland sites for his small-scale honey bee operation. He is based in Dakota County and is looking for sites in central, eastern or southern Minnesota. Contact: Danny Kraft, 952-393-8839, e-mail. (Added 1/2/18)

Seeking Farmer: Twin Cities Region

Hallie Anderson is seeking a farm worker for a vegetable operation in Afton, east of Minnesota's Twin Cities. Anderson's operation is a "micro" market farm growing vegetables all year using moveable high tunnels and organic practices. The farm markets through a CSA, on-farm market, co-ops and restaurants. Anderson is seeking someone to work 25 to 35 hours per week planting, weeding, doing bed prep, harvesting, washing and packing of vegetables. The pay is $600 per month; housing is available. The work period is from April to November. Contact: Hallie Anderson, e-mail. (Added 1/2/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin, Colorado

Tamika Watkins is seeking to purchase 5+ acres of tillable farmland in Wisconsin or Colorado. Land with water and a house is preferred. Contact: Tamika Watkins, 203-901-5363, e-mail. (Added 1/2/18)

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

Gina Martinez is seeking to rent 2 acres of farmland in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, Illinois or Ohio. Land with 1 tillable acre and 1 forest acre is preferred. A house is required. Contact: Gina Martinez, 859-592-5862, e-mail. (Added 1/2/18)

Farmland for Rent: West-Central Wisconsin

Dori Plansky has for rent 160 tillable acres in west-central Wisconsin's Clark County (near Thorp). There is good field access from a main road; no house is available. Contact: Dori Plansky, 715-773-1714, e-mail. Added 1/2/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Frederick Bauer is seeking to purchase 500 tillable acres in Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: Frederick Bauer, 651-285-9957, e-mail. (Added 1/2/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent in Iowa or Missouri

Gage Porter is seeking to rent tillable farmland in Iowa or Missouri. No house or outbuildings are required. Contact: Gage Porter, 660-953-0467, e-mail. (Added 1/2/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Illinois

Donna and Paul Petko are seeking to purchase 10-25 acres of farmland in Illinois. A farm that includes 5 tillable acres, 5 pasture acres and 5 forest acres is preferred. Fencing and outbuildings a plus. A house is required. They are seeking a lease with an option to buy. Contact: Donna or Paul Petko, 630-768-7244, e-mail. (Added 12/22/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Mary Albrecht is seeking to rent 1 acre of tillable farmland in Minnesota. Land that is certified organic and that has a water source for irrigation and cleaning vegetables is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Mary Albrecht, 651-353-7111, e-mail. (Added 12/18/17)

Seeking Farmer: Southeastern Minnesota

Hannah and Daniel Miller are seeking someone to join their certified organic vegetable farm's field crew during the 2018 growing season (April/May to October). Their 30-acre farm (20 acres pasture, 10 acres crops) is located in southeastern Minnesota near Zumbro Falls. Experience is appreciated but not necessary. The new crew member should be eager to do hard manual labor outdoors and to learn more about what it takes to run an efficient organic vegetable farm. The Millers are recipients of the first John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovergnty Prize, and were both tutored by organic farming pioneers. They are now in their eighth season of farming and sell their produce to food co-ops and the Rochester Farmers' Market. A competitive hourly wage and housing are provided. Contact: Hannah and Daniel Miller, 864-630-0334, e-mail. (Added 12/18/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern MN, Southwestern WI

Kevin and Christine Ballman are seeking to purchase 40-160+ acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota or southwestern Wisconsin. Land with fenced pasture, outbuildings, a house, productive soils and a conservation plan is preferred. Contact: Kevin Ballman, 651-385-0321. (Added 12/18/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Ohio

Sarah and Brett Hallgarth are seeking to purchase 7+ acres of farmland in Ohio. Land with pasture and a house is preferred. Contact: Brett Hallgarth, 234-755-1718, e-mail. (Added 12/18/17)

Organic Farm for Rent: Northeastern Iowa

The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust has for rent a 70-acre certified organic farm in northeastern Iowa (near Deborah). It consists of 19 tillable acres, 19 pasture acres and 20 forest acres. The land is fenced for sheep; an additional 100 acres of CRP land borders the property. There is a four-bedroom, 1906-era house with recent additions. A solar array provides 60 percent of the farm's utility needs. Heating and cooling is provided via a geothermal system. There is good wireless internet access from a tower near Calmar, Iowa. The hilltop farmstead consists of a large pole barn plus attachment, machinery storage pole shed, two grain bins, and two outbuildings that have seen better days as hog and chicken barns, with one having potential for repurposing. The asking price is $12,800-$13,800. More information is available here. Contact: Sustainable Iowa Land Trust, e-mail. (Added 12/15/17)

Farmland for Rent: Minnesota

Azher Mahdi has for rent 60 acres of farmland in Minnesota. It consists of 20 tillable acres, 20 pasture acres and 20 forest acres. The land is fenced and there is water and electricity, along with a house. Contact: Azher Mahdi, e-mail. (Added 12/15/17)

Farmland for Sale: Northeastern Minnesota

John Soderstrom has for sale 120 acres of farmland in northeastern Minnesota's Pine County (near Pine City). The land includes 30 pasture acres, 76 tillable acres and 10 forest acres. There is a 30-stall, two-story dairy barn, three pole sheds, a garage, a well house and a farm house. There is new fencing around the perimeter of the farm, along with cross fencing and cattle waterers. The asking price is $550,000. Contact: John Soderstrom, 320-515-0047, e-mail. (Added 12/14/17)

Seeking Farmer: Central Minnesota

Camphill Village Minnesota (CVM) is seeking a garden manager and other land workers to live and work on its farm near the central Minnesota community of Sauk Centre. CVM is an eco-village of about 50 community members, including adults who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. In this community, people live and work together on a biodynamic farm and in other enterprises. The farm has dairy and beef cows, pigs, chickens, 2 acres of organically-grown vegetable gardens, and fruit orchards. It is more important that applicant resonates with the values of the farm and community than have prior farming skills. More information on CVM is available here. Housing is available. Contact: Lindsey Flicker, 507-259-6368, e-mail. (Added 12/13/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Twin Cities Region

Timothy Standaert is seeking to purchase a quarter-acre to 2 acres of tillable farmland in the Twin Cities, Minn., region (Dakota or Scott County). Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. Access to water is also preferred. No house is required. Contact: Timothy Standaert, 651-230-5891, e-mail. (Added 12/12/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Midwest

Kristopher Paul Wise is seeking to purchase farmland in the Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, Illinois). Land with a house is preferred. Contact: Kristopher Paul Wise, 509-951-8852, e-mail. (Added 12/12/17)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Kristopher Paul Wise is seeking farm work experience. He has some farming and gardening experience, as well as construction and truck driving experience. He would be interested in working on a farm where the owner can teach him skills and is interested in eventually transitioning ownership. He would be interested in a profit-sharing arrangement. Contact: Kristopher Paul Wise, 509-951-8852, e-mail. (Added 12/12/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Jacquie Redlin is seeking to purchase 10-20 acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that includes 2 acres tillable, 5 acres pasture and 2 acres forest is preferred. A house and outbuildings such as a barn and hoop house are also preferred. Contact: Jacquie Redlin, 612-558-7948, e-mail. (Added 12/8/17).

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Pamala Narczewski is seeking to purchase farmland in Wisconsin. Contact: 331-588-1568, e-mail. (Added 12/8/17)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Iowa

Ron DeVries is seeking to rent 800 tillable acres of farmland in Iowa. No house is required. Contact: 712-370-0138, e-mail. (Added 12/8/17)

Farmland for Sale: Eastern Minnesota

Andrew Novak has for sale 80 acres of farmland in eastern Minnesota's Pine County (near Pine City). It consists of 35 pasture acres and 40 forest acres and it has not been sprayed in four years. There is two- and three-wire electric fence around the pasture; water lines run to each paddock. The pasture could be tilled if fencing is removed. There is a lean-to and pole barn that is half-heated, with an office. There is a 5,200-square-foot house, and it sits on a dead end road. The asking price is $600,000. Contact: Andrew Novak, 612-723-2773, e-mail. (Added 12/6/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Michigan

Natasha Toner is seeking to purchase 2-50 acres of farmland in Michigan. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has forested acres and outbuildings is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Natasha Toner, 989-329-8747. (Added 12/5/17)

Pasture Farm for Sale or Rent: East-Central Minnesota

Jack McCann has for sale or rent an operating 23-acre pasture-based livestock farm in east-central Minnesota's Wright County (30 minutes west of the Twin Cities, near Montrose). The land is certifiable organic and includes an option of continuing farming for TC Farm with guaranteed sales. TC Farm is one of the largest CSAs in the state and supports a number of local small farms. All equipment needed for a livestock operation is also an option as part of the sales or rental agreement. There is a 55 x 60 pole barn with stalls, electricity and water. The 3,000 square-foot house was built in 2001. Space to add vegetable production is available. There is an additional 60 acres available for rent nearby, if desired. Pricing, photos and more information on the property are available here. The asking price is $500,000 or a comparable rental fee. Contact: Jack McCann, 612-217-1770, e-mail. (Added 12/1/17)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Illinois

Mark Hein is seeking to purchase 100-150 acres of tillable farmland in Illinois. Land with a machine shed is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Mark Hein, 773-842-0559, e-mail. (Added 12/1/17)