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FAQ: Farm Preservation and Transition

Q: LEASING LAND FOR FARMING. I have a farm with about 100 acres of crop land and approximately 400 acres of forest land. I am not a farmer. My interest is in having someone who is interested in developing and operating a farm like this. How do I find such a person and more information on how to do this.

A: Although it has often been discussed, to the best of my knowledge there is not a central location for connecting landowners with people who would like to farm but don’t have land. There are, however, several networks that we use in North Carolina to help facilitate such activities.

First make some phone calls to the following agencies and organizations to ask if they know of anyone looking to farm:

Second, there are several online listservs and classified that do a great job of connecting people. Here are some I use frequently:

Third, I would be happy to put a notice out on my Twitter, Blog, and Facebook.

Fourth, here are links to information that you might find useful about organic farming, farm preservation, and new agriculture enterprise selection:

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Photo of Dr. Jeanine DavisDr. Jeanine DavisExtension Specialist, Herbs / Organics / Specialty Crops / Vegetables (828) 684-3562 jeanine_davis@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
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