For farmers trying to enter into farming as a full-time profession affordable farmland is hard to come by. Many landowners and older farmers have land that they wish was being put to good use as fields for growing vegetables or pasturing livestock. Organizations around the country have established LandLinks to help put these two groups together. LandLinks serve as a database of farmers looking for land to lease or buy and landowners who would like to sell or lease their farmland. Both farmers and landowners are often open to a variety of mutually beneficial arrangements.
New England LandLink exists to serve just such a purpose. NE LandLink is hosted by the New England Small Farm Institute in Massachusetts and lists farms in New England and New York that are in search of farmers.
Farmers can join LandLink for $10 and will receive contact information for farms that interest them as well as updates on new properties.
NH Farm Link was formed on June 21, 2000 and has now joined NE LandLink to connect more New Hampshire farmers and landowners.
For more information, contact John C. Porter, UNH Cooperative Extension Dairy Specialist/Professor, Emeritus at firstname.lastname@example.org.