So, why this website?
This website was created to help New England’s farm seekers and farm property holders find each other. For many new and established farmers, simply finding available land is a huge challenge. On the other side of the equation, more and more private, public and organizational landowners want to make land available for farming. They want farmers to find them.
This site makes it easy for properties to be posted, and for farm seekers to search for them. The site’s format is similar to “for sale by owner” sites or classified listings. Because it is free, simple, region-wide, automated and constantly current, it can serve as a friendly portal for property holders and farmland seekers.
But, there's more...
Seekers and property holders need information, skills and support to be successful, whether as tenants and landlords, buyers and sellers, managers and owners, or through other arrangements. New England Farmland Finder helps users find resources that prepare them to post or find properties.
Linking to the region's farm link programs
This website is a clearinghouse for farm properties. It simply posts them. It does not take the place of New England’s farm link programs. The region’s linking programs provide a range of critically important services for those who hold or seek farm property. For example, they custom screen properties and seekers, and pre-sort for potential matches. They connect specific farmers and properties, educate and support seekers and owners, help craft agreements, and assist with farm transfer planning.
The New England Farm Link Collaborative
The New England Farm Link Collaborative is a partnership of organizations and programs. They co-manage this website, and provide many other services. Members of the Collaborative believe that comprehensive farm property lists are necessary but not sufficient to more widely promote successful transactions that get farmers securely on farmland. That's why we have collaborated to create, maintain and improve this site; we see it as complementary to our work.
Read this FAQ about farm link programs.