How to Buy Farmland, Even If You Think You Can’t

Dream of starting a farm? Here’s a guide to what questions to ask and where to find reliable answers, plus resources to help you obtain a farm loan.



How to Buy Farmland
Sometimes, it only takes an afternoon drive down a country lane to find the farmland of your dreams.
Illustration By Elayne Sears
Buying Farmland
Your potential neighbors can give you firsthand information about the area where you’re interested in buying land. 
Illustration By Elayne Sears
Map Out Your Land and Your Market
Star the locations of your off-farm job and the market where you plan to sell your farm’s products. Draw a circle around each star as wide as you’re able to commute, and look for land where the circles overlap. 
Illustration By Elayne Sears











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