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Access to Land

One of the toughest parts of farming can be finding and accessing the right kind of land to grow your business on. New and beginning farmers are encouraged to reach out to their local extension office staff as well as visit the general resources on the sidebar to help guide them through their path to farmland.

Lease Land

Thirty-eight percent of land being farmed in the U.S. is leased. Young farmers–those who are 34 and younger–lease 64 percent of the land they farm. For beginning farmers and those looking to expand their operation leasing land offers an affordable option and provides flexibility. The following resources are provided by the Farmland Information Center, a project of American Farmland Trust and USDA.

Purchase Land

Owning farmland provides a secure tenure option, allows you to own the improvements you make, and can serve as collateral to back a loan. Access the following resources to learn more about purchasing farmland and the organizations out there that can help you navigate the process.

Evaluate Land

Once you have chosen whether to lease or purchase, the resources below can help you assess site conditions and variables best suited to your operation.

Find Land

Click the land resources below to be matched with farmland for sale or lease in our area.


 

 

Additional Resources:

Tilth Alliance – Offers classes, farm walks, funding, and farmer resources.

PCC Farmland Trust – nonprofit land trust working to protect and steward threatened farmland in Washington. They work to keep land in production by making it accessible to future generations of farmers.

American Farmland Trust – ATF’s three priorities: protecting agricultural land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.

Land for Good – Includes a comprehensive online Toolbox for Farm Seekers looking to purchase or lease land.

USDA New Farmers Website- listing of tools and resources that USDA offers to new farmers/ranchers.

Farm Answers – Farm Answers is the USDA-NIFA beginning farmer and rancher (BFRDP) clearinghouse, providing resources to help you get started farming, as well as tools to help more seasoned producers succeed. Their site includes a farmland access toolkit.


Land Access Resources by County

Not finding what you are looking for? Contact your local extension staff with questions.

Clallam County


Jefferson County


Kitsap County