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farmland for the next generation

The success of the next generation of farmers and ranchers is crucially dependant on whether they can secure suitable land to start and expand their operations. According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, the number of new farmers and ranchers in the United States decreased 20 percent from 2007 and hit a 30-year low. In acknowledgement […]

Posted: July 25 2017
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sharpen your pencils: essay contest for a dream farm

Too good to be true? Architect is giving away a certified organic farm in a Wendell Berry inspired essay contest!

Posted: February 6 2017
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hudson valley farm incubator program-- deadline to apply jan.6

Apply for Glynwood Farm's Business Incubator! The deadline for initial applications and letters of intent for Glynwood’s Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator (HVFBI) has been extended to January 6, 2017, with the 2017 program beginning in early next May. HVFBI is taking the "long view" on supporting a new generation of farmers in the region, equipping participants with […]

Posted: December 10 2016
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another free farm offer

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjwfvjeGdy0] More info here.

Posted: October 12 2016
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know someone who knows someone in London that wants to save a farm ?

OgranicLea, a very awesome workers collective near London in the Lea Valley put out the following call for help on their blog: "A coalition of growers is working with Haringey Council to explore taking on Wolves Lane, a 2 acre former plant nursery in north London. The goal is to turn the site into a centre/hub […]

Posted: October 4 2016
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FREE lifetime lease on a 65 acre land trust parcel in WV [EDIT: NO LONGER AVAILABLE]

[[[[[[[THIS LAND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT APC WITH REQUESTS FOR INFO.]]]]]]]]] The Appalacian Catholic Worker has put out a call for someone to rent a beloved but human-starved piece of land in West Virginia. [Edit: please note that this is NOT a Greenhorns offer. The following text is from the APC, whose contact […]

Posted: July 12 2016
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apply for amazing farm incubator program in NC

The Roots & Fruits Farm Business Incubator in Black Mountan, NC provides the tools and resources aspiring agricultural entrepreneurs need to develop and manage viable farm enterprises in Appalachia. The Incubator reduces the traditional barriers to success for new farm businesses by providing access to land, shared equipment, infrastructure, low-interest capital, business mentoring, and training […]

Posted: July 5 2016
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event for landless farmers and lucky landowners, forest grove, or

Dairy Creek Community Food Web presents: Fields for Food a workshop on leasing farmland Tuesday March 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. @ St. Bede's Episcopal Church 1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR To RSVP, call: 503-992-0078 ext. 302 Free with snacks provided! Presentations by: Nellie McAdams, Director of Farm Preservation Program at Rogue Farm Corps. Nellie will […]

Posted: May 16 2016
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usda makes another website

USDA has a new website and you can see it here.  Its purpose is to support new farmers and is pretty awesome. We are thankful for the websites, USDA! What we'd like is a national land bank that holds land in transition and allows young farmers to buy their way into ownership over the course of 30 […]

Posted: November 17 2015
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uncle sam wants you to live and farm on a national park

by Mary Beth Albright For readers who are staring out the window of a chilly office on a sunny day, dreaming about a life digging into the land, with miles of hiking trails and quiet, pastoral valleys right outside of your front door…the National Park Service may have a job for you.

Posted: July 23 2015
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central maine organic farm available

A great opportunity for the right greenhorn! We are reaching out to the farming community to find a buyer for our farm.  We are currently operating an organic farmstead dairy and creamery.  We had big plans for this farm when we purchased it 4 years ago and have found that we do not have enough […]

Posted: November 5 2014
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write-a-house: a fantastic model to mimic out of detroit

Ever heard of an in-residence program where you actually get to keep the residence??! That would be the case in this innovative new model coming out of Detroit. Write A House accepted applications from working, "low-income" writers earlier this spring, which included writing samples and a letter of intent. Whoever wins (to be announced this month) […]

Posted: September 19 2014
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farm transitions in the midwest

During the summer of 2013, Land Stewardship Project Farm Beginnings journalism intern Alex Baumhardt interviewed families in Minnesota and Wisconsin that were in various stages of farm transitions. The following five “Farm Transition Profiles” are the result of those interviews. Ryan Batalden Profile: A Return to the Community Lauren & Caleb Langworthy Profile: Teeming with […]

Posted: April 11 2014
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california farmlink announces new online linking system

If you are a farmer with 2+ years of experience farming and a clear idea of what you're looking for, California FarmLink now offers a new service which allows for landowners and land-seeking farmers to connect directly online (rather than through their regional coordinator). Here’s how the new system will work: Landseekers and landowners must register […]

Posted: March 28 2014
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finger lakes landlink!

Finger Lakes LandLink Farmers in the Finger Lakes region who need access to land, and landowners who wish to have their unused acreage farmed, now can be matched through Finger Lakes LandLink, a new project developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension South Central NY Agriculture Program and the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming in […]

Posted: November 11 2013
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sweet farmstead for sale in unity, me

This 16-acre property is MOFGA certified organic and ready to be a home to your operation. The fertile pastures are fully-fenced, and there are existing NRCS Contracts, established Infrastructure for poultry & ruminants, and a well-managed woodlot. It's located just a few miles from MOFGA's fairgrounds and in the midst of one of Maine's key farming communities. […]

Posted: October 23 2013
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farmland lease opportunity, essex, new york

Lakeside School is looking for a Biodynamic farmer to sub-let farmland with an interest in establishing an affiliation with our school as a farm educator. Biodynamic Farm Description Lakeside School is located at the Black Kettle Farm in Essex, New York and the farm is a 230 acre organic Wild Farm located between Lake Champlain […]

Posted: July 25 2013
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1700 hectares of public land

Land Trusts Across the Pond from The Agrarian Trust July 1, 2013 [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/65132998 w=500&h=281] A trust for public land in France: Terre de Liens is a civil society organization created in 2003 to address the difficulties faced by organic and peasant farmers in securing agricultural land. Land prices are high and land market so competitive […]

Posted: July 6 2013
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potential land opportunity in texas

This has come to us by way of another organization. The original message is pasted below.  If you're in Texas, and looking for land, read on! It would take some legwork, but could be well worth your while. A man named John Shewmaker called me a few weeks ago (out of the blue).   He has […]

Posted: April 10 2013
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connecticut farmland available !

Five acres of beautiful, prime farm land available for an experienced vegetable farmer to use without rent in exchange for a small portion of the crop. Formerly used for grazing grass-fed sheep, the soil is rated 29A (prime farmland) by the NRCS. Land includes electric fencing, barn, drip irrigation equipment, access to a tractor as […]

Posted: March 30 2013
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hay house farm for rent/lease

Posted: March 27 2013
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more land access resources

If you are looking for land or have land to offer... Check out these three new publications focused on farmland access and transfer:   This guide assists senior farmers who don't have a successor lined up to take over the farm. This guide helps next generation farmers get the farm transfer process going on their family […]

Posted: March 20 2013
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land in maryland needs a farmer

Farmer needed for land located 8 miles outside Washington, DC, in Montgomery County,MD. Historic property on 2 acres has two existing organic, fenced gardens; smokehouse and root cellar—plus enough additional sunny space to create hoop gardens or greenhouse.  Will rent or barter to interested party.

Posted: March 7 2013
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rfp in california sierra foothills

The American River Conservancy is looking for farmers and/or partners to submit quality proposals to lease portions of the Historic Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm (aka “Gold Hill Ranch”) in the foothills of El Dorado County.  Attached you will find the official RFP and map of the areas we are seeking to lease. PROJECT […]

Posted: February 28 2013
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local food + land trusts

"Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts" By Erik Hoffner / February 2013 Grist guest contributor  When a land trust in Grayslake, Illinois, made a strategic decision in 2005 to include farmland in its list of property types to preserve, it joined scores of traditional ‘woods and waters’ trusts across the U.S. which are increasingly preserving […]

Posted: February 23 2013
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land listing from Trustees of Reservation, early enlightened conservationists

The Trustees of Reservations Seeks Proposals for Farmland The Trustees, a statewide non-profit land trust, is seeking farmer proposals for up to 8 acres of land in Ashfield, MA.  The land is non-contiguous, a mix of rolling and flat, accessible by public roads, probably most suitable for animals.  There is a large barn available for […]

Posted: January 25 2013
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land opportunity, CA

We seek a farmer-entrepreneur to assume full or partial responsibility for a 4-acre property surrounded by nature preserve west of Galt, California, in the heart of the Central Valley. The farm has well-developed soil (San Joaquin clay-loam), a large native insectivary, excellent water and solar irrigation infrastructure, and a high profile with local restaurants and […]

Posted: October 10 2012
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VT land opportunity

100 acres of open farmland for lease, and pole barn. Also, enclosed barn (optional) with electric and water for rent. A 5,200 sf residence also available for lease (in-part of in full). Private entranced 800 sf space that formerly housed a Healing Center. Location: Benson, on West Haven line, Rutland County Tenure Arrangements Offered:
Partnership with […]

Posted: October 5 2012
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mapping/reclaiming vacant lots in NYC

we always dig swanky mapping tools -- so we were pretty darn excited to hear about the good work of 596 Acres -- an organization in NYC helping neighbors form connections to the vacant public lots in their lives. Hundreds of acres of vacant public land exist in New York City, hidden in plain sight […]

Posted: September 8 2012
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vineyard and home for sale, oroville, washington

Custom three level home, tasting cabin, and vineyards on 4 1/2 acres. Ten yr old Vines (Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Cab Franc. Production 6 to 8 tons. Three bay garage with two converted into wine storage. All equipment included (2 tractors, mowers, vineyard sprayer, weed sprayer, fertilizer spreader, and more including older Ford […]

Posted: September 6 2012
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seeking organic farmer in washington state

via Tilth Producers Michelle Coda owns a 23 acre piece of property in the Upper Skagit River Valley in Washington State and would like to have someone live on the property and farm it organically. It is a beautiful location with 900 feet of river-front, views of Sauk Mountain, and Mount Baker, with flat, sandy […]

Posted: August 14 2012
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want to run a goat dairy? washington

Organic Farm Business for Lease Sunny Pine Farm in Twisp, WA is an organic goat dairy milking 50-55 goats.  There is an established market for cheese and yogurt.  This is a great business opportunity for the right couple.  Goat dairy management experience is required. Please send resume to [email protected]

Posted: August 9 2012
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land opportunity in greeley, colorado

Including the potential to take over a growing CSA Operation. Coming to us from Claire Boyles, Boyles Family Farm. We have 16 (or so, survey pending) acres with irrigation water rights for sale in rural Greeley, Colorado for $110,000 pending approval of recorded exemption at the county office. There is a possibility for a farmer […]

Posted: July 9 2012
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land opportunity in MA

A note from the landowner: Dear Farmers, Would-be Farmers, and Friends of Farmers -- My wife and I own the core portion of what was once Summit Farm, in Mount Washington. We own 16 acres, mostly pasture and a farm pond. There is a large beautiful barn from the 1850s and a small not-so-beautiful barn […]

Posted: May 22 2012
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scrumpy farm seeks collaborators!

  Scrumpy Farm, located 30 miles east of Portland, OR, is seeking to build a farmer cooperative on 38 acres of mixed pasture, old field and forest land.  The cooperative would consist of several start-up farmers, each operating a small farm business at Scrumpy, and sharing knowledge, resources and marketing outlets with each other. 

Posted: March 19 2012
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holy cow...

Who is going to submit a rockin farm idea? NYC EDC is issuing a "request for expression of interest" for the 46-acre site on Brielle Avenue (Farm Colony). City taking ideas for Staten Island's Farm Colony STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  --- The city's Economic Development Corporation is trying once again to entice developers to consider the […]

Posted: March 15 2012
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have land, seeking farmers. NY

The Abode of the Message in New Lebanon, NY is looking for enthusiastic farmers for this summer.  The Abode is a spiritual retreat center with a lot of land and a supportive community which values the land and our relationship to it.  An amazing part of the arrangement is that whatever the farm grows, the […]

Posted: February 22 2012
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farmland for rent, western colorado

This special land needs to be used and nurtured.  If there is someone who wants to grow organically and needs land on which to do it, this is a golden opportunity in a very special rural place a half hour from the nearest town. Wanted:  a self-motivated couple, partners, or independent singles to rent farmland […]

Posted: February 20 2012
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land opportunity, central VA

in exchange for some livestock care.  This is a good start-up opportunity for a landless greenhorn. Red Row Farm is a very small, organic farm to table operation in Esmont, VA (30 minutes south of Charlottesville).  We just opened another restaurant, so this year our focus is very much skewed to the table side of […]

Posted: February 14 2012
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northern michigan land opportunity

This comes to us by way of Ben Brown, a farmer who reports a positive personal experience with this land conservancy.  A wonderful opportunity for a history-loving greenhorn!  Download the full description of the opportunity HERE The Leelanau Conservancy owns and manages part of the DeYoung Natural Area as a working farm. Located roughly 5 […]

Posted: February 6 2012