Where Can You Find Small Farms for Rent?


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Farmers can search many sources for small farms to rent, including the sites of farming coalitions and organizations, such as Rodale Institute's Farmer Connect and the National Farm Transition Network. Farmers, new and experienced, may search the sites of organizations operating nationwide along with regional and local groups. Farmers may search for properties in specific locations, or post messages on jobs and websites identifying what they are looking for and where, according to the National Young Farmers Coalition.

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Where Can You Find Small Farms for Rent?
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The National Young Farmers Coalition maintains a database of farming organizations around the United States. Farmers may search these listings to find land suitable for farming based on certain parameters, such as land for sustainable or organic farming. Some organizations, like Mother Earth News, offer land listings in remote areas of the country. This organization, along with the group Land and Farm, displays farming properties in a database format. The Center for Rural Affairs Land Link Service, or CFRA, displays farm land sales posted by retiring farmers, giving young farmers a chance to continue using the farmland.

While some organizations require a fee to search for land, others, like MOSES Land Connect in the Midwest, permits registration without charge, as noted by the National Young Farmers Coalition. In addition to finding lands, some groups provide training in specialized area of farming and post job listings.

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