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: Illinois

Joseph Stasell is seeking to purchase 400-600 acres of tillable farmland in Illinois. No house is required. Contact: Joseph Stasell, 815-257-3712, e-mail. (Added 7/20/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northeastern MN, Northwestern WI

John Stoltz is seeking to purchase 5+ acres of farmland in northeastern Minnesota or northwestern Wisconsin (within 40 minutes of Duluth). At least 4+ tillable acres are sought; outbuildings would be helpful, but are not necessary. Land with a house is preferred. Contact: John Stoltz, 608-738-9210, e-mail. (Added 7/17/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Northeastern Minnesota

Astrid Yankosky is seeking to purchase 0-5 acres of tillable farmland in northeastern Minnesota. Land that has not been sprayed for several years, and that has water and electricity, as well as outbuildings such as a greenhouse and hoop house, is preferred. Land that is within close proximity to Duluth, Minn., is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Astrid Yankosky, 206-579-0508, e-mail. (Added 7/13/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Andrew Karki is seeking to purchase 50-100 tillable acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with a well and three-phase power is preferred; no house is required. Contact: Andrew Karki, 920-645-8526, e-mail. (Added 7/13/18)

Farmland for Sale: Western Minnesota

Cheryl Landgren has for sale 15 acres of farmland in western Minnesota's Chippewa County (near Milan). The land consists of 2 pasture acres and it has not been sprayed for several years; it sits on the banks of the Chippewa River. There is a house that was completely updated in 2008, along with a storage shed and screened-in gazebo. Property must be sold as one parcel, and buyer must be pre-qualified. The asking price is $149,000. Contact: Janell Welling, 320-226-5586, e-mail. (Added 7/13/18)

Farmland for Sale: Western Wisconsin

Knelly Dettinger has for sale 20-40 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin's Dunn County (near Menomonie). The land has not been sprayed for several years. It consists of 25 pasture acres, 7 tillable acres, 5 forest acres, a pole shed, a lean-to, a moveable chicken coop and a house. There are two wells, fencing for rotational grazing and a head-gate. An informational video on the property is available here. The asking price is $425,000 to $525,000. Contact: Knelly Dettinger, 507-272-0526, e-mail. (Added 7/5/18)

Farmland for Sale: Western Wisconsin

Knelly Dettinger has for sale 20 acres of farmland in western Wisconsin's Dunn County (near Boyceville). The land has not been sprayed in 20 years and it consists of pasture and forest acres; it has been rotationally grazed. There is a house, 30 x 60 pole shed with concrete floor and additional lean-to, a moveable chicken coop and a vintage shed. There are two wells, electricity, septic, a head-gate, cattle panels and fencing for rotational grazing. A property video is available here. The asking price is $110,000. Contact: Knelly Dettinger, 507-272-0526, e-mail. (Added 7/2/18)

Seeking Farmer: Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Gabor Zsolnay at Delta Garden Farm is seeking a farmer to work on a 500+ acre farm in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan's Delta County. The farm raises beef cattle, bees, hay, orchard fruits, berries, grapes, eggs and vegetables. Zsolnay is seeking someone to manage all aspects of the farm, including production and budget/record keeping. Must he capable of working with others and able to provide timely and accurate reports to the owner. Pay is based on experience; basic compensation with incentive fees based on producing positive financial results are part of the contract package. Housing is available. Contact: Gabor Zsolnay, 773-929-6007, e-mail. (Added 7/2/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Minnesota

Tyler Siegfried is seeking to rent 40-500 acres of tillable farmland in Minnesota. No house is required. Contact: Tyler Siegfried, 507-430-5235, e-mail. (Added 7/2/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Nebraska

Lukas Bernhardt is seeking to rent 5 acres of farmland in Nebraska. Land with 3 tillable acres, a drilled well, fencing, one outbuilding and irrigation is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Lukas Bernhardt, 201-994-5951, e-mail. (Added 6/26/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Wisconsin, Michigan

Cassie Boraiko is seeking to rent 5+ acres of farmland in Wisconsin or Michigan. Land with 1+ tillable acres, 2+ pasture and 2+ forest is preferred. Land that is certified organic and that has a barn, greenhouse, processing/kitchen and a house is preferred. Property with water and neighbors who do not use chemicals is also preferred. Contact: Cassie Boraiko, 707-391-5757, e-mail. (Added 6/14/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Bradley Hane is seeking to purchase up to 50 acres of farmland in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Land with .5 to 15 tillable acres and .5 to 5 pasture acres is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Bradley Hane, 715-808-2263, e-mail. (Added 6/13/18)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Zinnia Alvarado is seeking farm work experience and is interested in learning more about wholesale vegetable production. Alvarado is Farm School NYC "Urban Farming Certified," and is currently taking a master composting course. Alvarado has experience with raising flowers and vegetables, and utilizing farmers' markets and the CSA model. Alvarado is willing to relocate. Contact: Zinnia Alvarado, e-mail, 347-593-3910. (Added 6/12/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Ashley Gergen is seeking to purchase tillable farmland in Minnesota. Contact: Ashley Gergen, 612-221-4057, e-mail. (Added 6/12/18)

Organic Farm for Sale: Southwestern Wisconsin

Mary Glindinning has for sale a 7.5-acre farm in southwestern Wisconsin's Lafayette County. The farm consists of turnkey facilities for 9,500 hens, which includes feeding, grain storage, watering and egg gathering equipment. There is potential for an ongoing egg contract. There is also a cooler. There is 2.5 acres of high quality farmland that was previously used for growing sweetcorn. There is a 3-4 bedroom home. The asking price is $320,000, which includes chicken and feed inventory. Buyer will be assisted with transition. Contact: Mary Glindinning, 608-482-1335, e-mail. (Added 6/11/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Iowa

Marcus Dow is seeking to purchase 50-200 acres of tillable farmland in Iowa. No house is required. Contact: Marcus Dow, 641-425-8330, e-mail. (Added 6/11/18)

Seeking Farmer: Northern Minnesota

Paul Conklin is seeking a farmer to join his operation in Beltrami County in northern Minnesota (near Solway). Conklin has a 153-acre farm with a rotationally-grazed Highland beef cattle herd, a CSA market vegetable garden, a small flock of laying hens and a few bee hives. The farm is not certified organic but Conklin follows the NOP organic rules. He is seeking someone who is interested in a farm partnership. The CSA enterprise, a farmers' market and a growing restaurant market offer opportunities for expansion. There is a 12-acre lot available for a home site. Pay consists of a share of farm income; monthly salary the first year. Conklin is targeting the 2019 growing season, but someone could start in 2018. Contact: Paul Conklin, 218-467-3584, e-mail. (Added 6/7/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Bonnie Warndahl is seeking to purchase 40 acres of farmland in Minnesota or western Wisconsin, within a 60-minute drive of Maplewood, Minn. Land with 5-10 acres pasture, 5-10 tillable acres and 10-20 forest acres is preferred. Land with outbuildings and a house is also preferred. Warndahl is seeking a rent-to-own/contract-for-deed situation. Owner must be willing to work with the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Contact: Bonnie Warndahl, e-mail. (Added 6/7/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Twin Cities Region

Lauren Jones is seeking to rent farmland within a 30-minute drive of Minneapolis, Minn. The amount of acres is negotiable. Land with 1+ acres of pasture and fencing is preferred. No house or outbuildings are required. Contact: Lauren Jones, 205-427-6363, e-mail. (Added 6/5/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northeastern Iowa

Dustin Larson is seeking to rent half-an-acre of farmland in northeastern Iowa (near Dubuque). Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has a small shed to store equipment in is preferred. Land that is on a dead end road and that has a house is preferred, but is not required. Contact: Dustin Larson, 952-693-6920, e-mail. (Added 6/3/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Southeastern Minnesota

Eric and Meghann Jerviss are seeking to purchase 5+ acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Houston or Fillmore County. Land with 2+ acres of pasture and a house is preferred. A small barn is preferred, but is not required. They are looking for a place where they can grow most of their own food and eventually transition it into a CSA operation. Contact: Eric or Meghann Jerviss, 507-312-0651, e-mail. (Added 6/1/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Wisconsin

Anthony Simons is seeking to rent 4-8 acres of tillable farmland in Wisconsin; no house is required. Contact: Anthony Simons, 920-253-0453, e-mail. (Added 6/1/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Minnesota

Jessica Murray is seeking to purchase 5+ acres of farmland in Minnesota. Land with 2 acres of pasture and 4 tillable acres, and that has not been sprayed for several years, is preferred. Outbuildings and a house would be good, but are not required. Murray has $100,000 to put down on the land/farm/greenhouse business. Contact: Jessica Murray, 612-867-6263, e-mail. (Added 5/21/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Wisconsin

Kalvan Schmidt is seeking to purchase farmland in Wisconsin. Land with 20 pasture acres and 50 tillable acres, and that has not been sprayed for several years, is preferred. Land with outbuildings and a house is also preferred. Contact: Kalvan Schmidt, 920-861-6000, e-mail. (Added 5/17/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: MN, WI, SD, NE, IA, ND, IL

Rickeya Brown is seeking to rent farmland in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota or Illinois. Land with a house is preferred. Contact: Rickeya Brown, 248-636-3241, e-mail. (Added 5/17/18)

Seeking Farm Work Experience

Lionel Barton is seeking farm work experience on a wholesale vegetable operation. He grew up in the Caribbean and has experience with produce and livestock production. Barton also had a landscaping business. Contact: Lionel Barton, 717-443-4797, e-mail. (Added 5/15/18)

Organic Farmland for Rent: Central Minnesota

Mark Rieland has for rent up to 5 tillable acres (to start) of certified organic farmland in central Minnesota's Wright County (near Howard Lake). The farm site includes 75 acres, all of which is certified organic. Rieland currently has an organic hay operation, which will continue. There is a house and heated garage available. The asking price is $1,250 per month for the house and garage; land is extra. Contact: Mark Rieland, 952-380-6644, e-mail. (Added 5/14/18)

Seeking Farmland to Rent: Northern Illinois

Quinton Babusch is seeking to rent 5-10 acres of tillable farmland in northern Illinois. Land with 5 tillable acres and 5 forest acres is preferred. Land that has not been sprayed for several years and that has well access is preferred. A greenhouse and pole barn would also be good. No house is required. Contact: Quinton Babusch, 630-267-2992, e-mail. (Added 5/14/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: Ohio

Brock Retcher is seeking to purchase 800 acres of tillable farmland in Ohio. Land with 50 acres of pasture is preferred. No house is required. Contact: Brock Retcher, 419-980-2099. (Added 5/14/18)

Farmland for Rent: Southeastern Wisconsin

Stacy Cushenbery has for rent 65 acres of farmland in southeastern Wisconsin's Kenosha County (near Somers). The land includes pasture and Cushenbery is willing to invest in improvements on the farm as needed by the tenant. Access to light equipment is available; a list can be provided. There is a barn but no electricity or water. A house is available. A rental fee based on a sliding scale is available. Contact: Stacy Cushenbery, 872-301-1361, e-mail. (Added 5/10/18)

Farmland for Rent: Southeastern Minnesota

Joel Cannon has for rent 40 acres of farmland in southeastern Minnesota's Goodhue County (near Frontenac). The land has not been sprayed for several years, and Cannon is interested in renting part of it for a specialty crop like industrial hemp. It includes 10 acres below the bluff (good, silty loam) and the rest is on top of the bluff (poorer soil, lots of erosion). During the past five years the land has been in prairie grasses, which are cut once a year for hay. Cannon is willing to work with a farmer to learn about raising a specialty crop; he is willing to do a no rent/profit share deal. Contact: Joel Cannon, 612-801-7002, e-mail. (Added 5/8/18)

Seeking Farmland to Buy: South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa

Jacob Esch is seeking to purchase 1,000 acres of farmland in South Dakota, Nebraska or Iowa. Land with 300 acres pasture, 700 tillable acres, a house and outbuildings is preferred. Contact: 308-750-6694, e-mail. (Added 5/8/18)

Farmland for Rent: Twin Cities Region

Ed Lysne has for rent 10 acres of farmland near Northfield, Minn., south of the Twin Cities. The land consists of 5 acres pasture and 5 acres tillable. The land has supported a few hogs, as well as poultry and produce, the past two years. It has not been sprayed for several years. There is a house and a garage. Lysne is seeking someone who utilizes organic methods and can help sustain adjacent wildlife habitat. Contact: Ed Lysne, 612-790-7873, e-mail. (Added 5/7/18)

Seeking Farmer: Northwestern Wisconsin

Peter Henry is seeking a farmer to join his certified organic operation in northwestern Wisconsin's Polk County (near Amery). Henry has 100 acres under management, and is raising 13 Galloway beef cattle, four acres of vegetables, an acre of strawberries, and thousands of row feet of asparagus. Depending on skill set, Henry is seeking someone who can do tractor work, weeding, harvesting, general vegetable management, rotating cattle within a grazing system and mowing. Depending on experience, the pay is $12-$15 per hour, or up to $40,000 per year if you have enough experience. Housing is available. Contact: Peter Henry, e-mail. (Added 5/7/18)