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Wisconsin

 

FOR RENT:  Solutions in the Land (SITL) would like to announce farm leases between 5 and 30 acres in northeastern Kenosha County, on the Somers Farm, with easy access to I-94 and multiple Midwestern cities. Applications are currently being accepted for initial 12-24 month leases (rolling deadline). Housing adjacent to the farm is also available. A limited number of acres at the Somers Farm can be certified organic, and the remaining are in transition. Organic farming is not a requirement for tenancy, but a stewardship plan for building soil fertility and sustainable management will be included in a lease. Contact Stacy with questions or learn more here.
5/10/18

FOR RENT:  14 acres +/- available for rent by Otter Creek, Dunn County, Wisconsin (about 20 miles north of Menomonie). Around 5 acres has been tilled for the last couple of years. The rest is open and relatively flat. Organic only. Rent negotiable. Email David.
5/3 /18

FOR RENT:  Town of Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI. 14 acres of hayfield available for rent, one-year or long-term lease. Managed organically for over 20 years, though not certified. Located north of Hwy. 18/151 off of County Trunk Y/YZ. Call 608-574-4806 or contact Rick or Judy.
4/24/18

FOR RENT:  Baldwin, WI – seeking farm manager, renter and/or partner for 20-200 acres of tillable land. 80 acres certified organic. Currently raising hay, row crops and pasture raised beef.  Call 651-253-2262 or contact Laura.
4/12/18

FOR RENT:  Small farm for rent. Set up for small dairy, beef, sheep, pigs, chickens, orchard, berries, veggies. Large old farmhouse available with various outbuildings. Contact Debra or call 715-651-7184.   4/11/18

FOR RENT:  22 acres, rolling crop land, previous years soybeans and corn conventionally grown, 3 miles from Hager City, WI. The first growing year for no chemical use. Rich soil, no sand, $100.00 per acre. Contact Conrad or call 651-380-4061 if interested.   4/11/18

FOR SALE OR RENT:   8 miles NW of Arcadia, WI, is 183 acres with 110 acres for row crops, forage, and pasture. The remaining is steeply wooded. Currently has a flock of 175 Dorset/cross ewes with final breeding by Suffolk that is rotationally grazed. Has steadily, by attrition, declined from 250 ewes over the past several years and will continue to do so unless the right party to assume our flock is located. Would like to transition into organic land use of which 60 acres would now be certifiable. There are also many other ways that the right party could make this land productive for a good, diversified living. This is an opportunity to work into buying this farming operation with financing available. Call David @ 608-323-2109 if interested.   4/6/18

FOR RENT:  15 acres of farm land available for one year lease agreement. Previous farmer has health issues and is breaking the lease. He left field with high cut corn still standing. This next year is on schedule for rotation so prefer to find someone who wants to plant soybeans. This has been in conventional farming operations for the past 50 years but always has had good crop rotation and cover crops except this last year due to health issue with renter. Easy access driveway just 1/2 mile from local co-op. Good ag soil type Hortonville silt loam. There is small wetland seep that farmer always avoids so not to get stuck. 25×25 foot area. May be willing to extend contract after first year, would like to establish relationship with renter before committing long term. Email Brandon.   4/2/18

FOR RENT:  Formerly organically certified 70 acres cropland in northeast LaCrosse County, near town of Mindoro. Located near Hwy 162 and County A (4 corners area). Fallow for several years. Looking to enter into long-term organic lease. Call Joe at 608-290-0929 or email Joe.   3/19/18

FOR RENT:  15 flat, tillable acres +/- available for rent, Dekorra, Wisconsin (near Poynette). Three separate fields approximately 5 acres each. Sunny sites bordered with trees. The land has not been used for planting in over 15 years. Formerly a tree farm. Negotiable rent. Please email Vicki.   3/19/18

FOR SALE:  Selling farm by auction. 67.53 acres in Sec. 34 of Arena Township, Iowa County, Wisconsin. 24.76 tillable acres with balance in woods and pasture. Beautiful 2,800 sq. ft., 4BR/3BA raised ranch home. The large home boasts a spacious living room with a huge window, family room with wood burning fireplace, 4 bedrooms including master ensuite, fully remodeled full bath, fully remodeled ¾ bath and ½ bath off the living room. Large eat-in kitchen includes newer appliances. The home also offers a 4-car garage, full basement. The large deck off the front of the house and 3-season porch in the back of the house. Barn: Older two story 30×70 ft. dairy barn with drive in hay mow, with newer 30×78 ft. single story addition with 3 pens. Barn has 54 tie stalls; Patz barn cleaner; 72 ft. Concrete feed bunk with auger & 37×90 ft. Concrete cow yard and 12×16 ft. milk house. See listing. Call 218-234-0174 or contact Mechelle.  3/7/18

FOR SALE:  108 acre property with 52 tillable certified organic acres in hay. Approximately 23 acres pasture. Has Timber Coulee Trout Creek frontage, approximately 1933 ft. running through section of property. Located on property is a farm house which has been updated, part of which was built in the 1800’s.  Pole shed 30 x 80 ft., corn crib with shed attached 20 x 40 ft. and two story barn 30 x 80 ft. Tobacco shed and another building used at present for storage. Call 608-632-9145 or contact Martina.  3/5/18

FOR SALE:  Fifty-five acres, half wooded, half fenced pasture and hay field, in Northwestern WI. Closest town, Prairie Farm, WI. 30 miles north of Menomonie and 30 miles south of Rice Lake. When fence was built, owner had deer and elk, so fences are 7.5′ tall. Good to keep deer out of crops and predators from animals! 12 separate areas fenced. Pastured llamas, sheep and Dexter cattle recently. 7 automatic waterers, 2.5 barns, workshop with storage loft, 2-car garage, heated outbuilding/office, three-bedroom house. Will be available spring/early summer 2018. Call 715-651-7840 or contact Nancy.  3/1/18

FOR RENT:  Organic farm, located 45 minutes east of St. Paul, MN.  Retired grass-fed beef farmers, that want to help beginning farmers get started by renting smaller fields (between 1- 25 acres) for vegetable production and/or rotational grazing on their 100 acre farm in western Wisconsin.  10 acres of certifiable organic fields with access to water are ready for vegetable production in 2018.   Existing pastures, certifiable organic, fenced with electric (needing some work), with access to water, are also available for rotational grazing in 2018.   Contact Juliet.  2/28/18

FOR RENT:  Town of Raymond, Racine County. Up to 3 acres of organic farmland for rent. Sunny site, already tilled from fall 2017. Water is just across driveway (pump well) from field. No chemicals can be used. No RoundUp! Adjacent property is another farm (conventional, not organic) and an auto body shop. Full disclosure, this is the first year of going organic. Tenant is limited to annual plantings only, no perennials. Owner will also be using a section of this space for their own garden.   Contact Julie.  2/27/18

FOR RENT:  Located in Sturgeon Bay, WI in the vacation-land of Door County, Flying Tractor Farm raises goats, pigs, beef, rabbits, layer & broiler chickens, turkeys, bees and vegetables on 31 acres, including 2 greenhouses & a hydroponics room. Looking for a year-round F-T Produce Mgr to assume all vegetable/fruit production responsibilities selling to existing commercial customers, farmers markets, a Co-op, & a new CSA. Owner is 65 and looking to transition the entire farm business over to a younger, enterprising individual or couple.  This is a plug & play situation, with all equipment & infrastructure in place for production. Recent Produce Manager moved away for her fiance’s job, and I can’t do it all. Compensation is salary + bonus now in 2018, bottom-line profitability in 2019 forward. You get free labor from the owner.  Call 630-310-9594 or contact Ron.
2/19/18

FOR SALE:  Approximately 48 acres located on the Kickapoo River in Vernon County Wisconsin. Certification-ready, a truly unique property which offers agricultural, recreational and development opportunities. Minutes from Viroqua and Organic Valley.  A beautiful property, right in the Driftless.  Please visit kickapoohobbyfarm.com.  Call 612-789-9254 or contact Chris.
2/19/18

 

 

Illinois

FOR RENT:  80-100 acres of certifiable row crop land in Ridott Illinois. Call Paul at 815-449-2310.  4/12/18

 

Indiana

FOR RENT:  Two properties: both are 7 miles from Terre Haute & IN State Univ & 3 miles from Rose Hulman University. The two properties are 1/4 mile apart thus easily maintained by one farmer. Combination of the two areas excellent for organic livestock and produce farm. First farm is a 5 acre farm with 3/4 bdrm/1ba house. All acres were used for livestock, cows, pigs, goats & chicken. Natural creek on property and well and septic tank. Chemicals never used on land. Not farmed in 20+yrs. Second farm is a 4 acres of farm land, trees and well on site. Only used for chickens, pigs and goats. No chemicals ever used. Not farmed in 50+ years. Wanting to rent both as a packaged. Not for sale, family owned for 100+ years. Call 310-343-8090 or contact Denise.  3/2/18

FOR RENT:  10 acres of row crop land available for rent. Must be done with non-gmo seed and herbicide free so row cultivation is a must. Owner will buy back minimum of 1000 bushels at season end for a premium. Located in southern Hendricks county. Call 317-539-2489 or contact Alan.
3/5/18

 

Iowa

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Michigan

FOR RENT:  10 acres with 2 bedroom apartment on 30 acre organic (non-certified) farm. Plenty of room to share with beginning farmer. Open to hoophouses, animals and other possibilities. Have run sheep, chickens and bees, along with a family garden. Quiet property, 3000 feet river frontage, swimmable pond, wood-fired sauna at the end of dead-end road. 25 minutes south of Lansing, Michigan.  Contact Laura or call 517-993-7381   4/9/18

FOR SALE:  23 acres; formerly organic certified, currently sustainable. Located in Lower Southwest Michigan in New Buffalo Township. Large Pole Barn, 2 small out-buildings, residential building (LR,Kitchen,Utility Room, two BRs). Email neddih@aol.com or call 312-560-4595.  2/22/18

FOR RENT:  Chelsea, MI- seeking self-motivated farmer/crew to rent 5 acres for a farm-to-table restaurant concept. Available 2018. The site is certified organic and has had a diversified vegetable operation going for the last three years. Resources on the farm include reliable water, two 120’ hoop houses for extended season growing, a John Deere tractor 5075 E with loader, and a small barn for washing and packing vegetables. No onsite housing available. Interested candidates should have prior experience in organic farm production management in southeast Michigan.  Contact Adam or call 734-536-6576.   2/16/18

 

Minnesota

FOR SALE OR RENT:  Selling or renting home farm that started TC Farm, a 550 member meat CSA that supports 15 smaller farms like this across the state. The 23 acre property is 45 minutes west of downtown Montrose, Minn. Want to transition this organic certifiable property over to someone who’d continue farming. If desired, can support new owners/tenants by buying food they raise, if they were interested in being part of the TC Farm group. The income generated would be sufficient with part time work to support an FSA mortgage on the property so the new owners would just need off-farm income to pay for their non-housing/farm expenses. Working with TC Farm or continuing to farm on the land is NOT required, it is just an option to help pay for the property farming without having to direct market. Please find details, photos and other information at https://tc.farm/farm.  Contact Jack or call 612-217-1770.   4/4/18

FOR RENT:  110 acre, certified organic farm in Bemidji, MN. No one has farmed the land for 30+ years. Open to renting it for a 5 year agreement. Most of the land is tillable/pasture. The farm has a beautiful 5 bedroom house, remodeled in the early 2000’s. The house typically rents for $1800/month. Open to negotiations on what to do with the land and how to value this opportunity.  Contact Joan or call (612) 790-8770.   3/27/18

 

Ohio

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Outside the Midwest

FOR SALE:  140 acre farm located in Western Kentucky. The farm is located in north Caldwell County, KY (about 15 miles north of Princeton) and is at the end of a dead end road with gate and lock. It has a old barn and old home site on it. It has a pond, and 50 acres of open organic land. Has a few food plots for the wildlife. This farm has never been sprayed with any chemicals. Loaded with wildlife if you like to hunt. $252,000.00.  Call 731-699-6161 or contact Tyler.   4/9/18

 

 

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Wisconsin

 

 

WANTED TO BUY:  Looking for a 3 bedroom, 20+ acre farm with a big old barn, forest, clean and preferably spring-fed stream or lake in the driftless, protected from drift and runoff from conventional farms. Hoping for land north of 18/151. Having land connected to a state park would be ideal! Contact Amelia.  5/14/2018

WANTED TO RENT:  Looking for small farm or farmhouse in the country. Partner just received a teaching job at UW-River Falls and looking into options of country living around that area. In addition to country living, also seeking to learn about sustainable farming startup. Looking for mentors if established. Contact Nik.   5/8/2018

WANTED TO RENT OR BUY:  Looking for land to either buy or rent and start a small organic produce operation with the possibility of chickens and goats. 1-2 acres would be ideal with access to water and electricity. Flexibility for a hoophouse. Southeastern and Driftless regions of Wisconsin are strongly preferred.. Call 262-443-9715 or contact Erika  5/1/2018

WANTED TO RENT:  Beekeeper with 10 years experience is looking for a new location near Madison for bee yards and work space. Need clean environment to set up 10 hives storage/work space for equipment for several pallets of extra hive equipment. Would like to build up to 30-40 hives again. Current location is surrounded by corn fields and storage space is limited. Ideal storage space would be large enough to pull a truck inside and work out of the weather. Call 920-841-9841 or contact Ellen   5/1/2018

WANTED TO RENT:  A family of 3 w/a dog seeking a farmhouse with acreage from May – September 2018 while searching for own farm. Wish to grow our own food and are willing to do some care taking for land and livestock. Land with a clean stream or pond would be preferable but isn’t required. Contact Amelia. 4/24/2018

WANTED TO RENT:  Looking for an organic/ transition dairy farm in SE WI.  Looking to milk 50-60 cows with pasture land or open fields to make pasture to graze. Would like a stall barn and loafing area for winter housing. Currently in the dairy grazing apprenticeship, looking to move back to SE WI to be closer to family. Wants to lease for 3 years to get feet on the ground, then to purchase the farm.  Please call 920-723-7365 or contact Derek. 4/24/2018

WANTED TO RENT:  A beginning farmer with organic experience looking for around 5 acres of farmland to start farming hemp. This year would like to do 5 acres and scale up production to 10 or more acres next year. Looking for someone nonjudgmental and open minded to legal hemp production. Would prefer to find land within an hour of Eau Claire or Madison but open to any good land in Wisconsin. Please call 715-579-4616 or contact Luke. 3/8/2018

WANTED TO RENT:  Looking for a small piece of land to rent to raise chickens and build a chicken coop. The coop being built would be about half an acre. Renter lives in the urban area of Milwaukee preventing them from raising as many chickens as they would like. They are looking to travel no more than 30 miles from the city. Will pay about $50 to $100 per month or could pay per year. Please contact Muajkong. 3/8/2018

WANTED TO RENT OR BUY:  Looking for an existing apple orchard/fruit farm in eastern Wisconsin. 10 plus acres in size. Currently working as an orchard manager looking to have own operation. In search of owners that are looking for someone to take over the business. Ideally would work with owners for a couple of years and then figure out a buy-out method. Otherwise a simple straight up rent to own works too. Please contact Ben or call 608-513-5203.   3/1/2018

WANTED TO RENT OR BUY:  1-5 acres of organic farmland this year as part of industrial hemp pilot research program. Goal to expand to 10 and then 20 acres over next 2 years, with possibility of buying. Looking for land in Southern WI, ideally in Rock, Dane, Green or Jefferson counties. Will also be growing medical herbs and vegetables, eventually want to expand to dairy goats in 2-3 years time. Contact Kareem or call 815-742-9885.   2/16/2018

 

Illinois

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Iowa

WANTED TO RENT:  Looking for organic farmland in northwest Iowa or southeast South Dakota. Renter already farms organic farm land and wants to farm more. Needs more than 100 acres to make it worthwhile. Call Daniel at 712-229-0161.   3/27/18

 

Minnesota

WANTED TO RENT:  Looking for a small piece of land to rent to raise chickens and build a chicken coop. The coop being built would be about half an acre. Renter is looking to travel no more than 1 hour from the Twin Cities. Will pay $50 to $100 per year. Please call 612-275-8441 or contact Houa Vnag. 3 /12/2018

WANTED TO BUY: In search of 10 acres withing 35 miles of Winona, MN, preferably between Rochester, MN and Winona MN. Looking for either bare land to build a small hobby farm, or a homestead that needs some TLC. Call 507-990-9681 or contact Paula  3/2/18

 

Michigan

WANTED TO RENT OR BUY:  Seeking farmland to lease or buy in Northern Lower Michigan. As a beginning farmer a land link situation would be ideal, but open to most opportunities. Please contact Ryan or call 989-915-1376.   4/2/2018

 

Midwest

WANTED TO RENT OR BUY:  Looking to grow organic farming operation in central Missouri. Looking for the right landlords to partner with in farming operation. Please contact Jerome or call 573-673-6104.   3/2/2018

 

Ohio

WANTED TO RENT OR BUY:  A beginning farmer looking for land in Central Ohio, within 50 miles of London. Interested in organic, transition, and conventional land. Crops would depend on the land and available improvements, namely irrigation. Please contact Michael or call 614-715-1453.   4/24/2018

 

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