This site was created to help Vermont’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 Vermont Land Link is free, simple, state-wide, automated and constantly current, it can serve as a friendly portal for Vermont property holders and farmland seekers.
Why create an account?
You may search available properties or farmer profiles without an account, but to be able to contact those landowners or farmers you will need to register. With a Vermont Land Link account you can:
- Search for land and contact landowners
- Search farmer profiles and contact farm seekers
- Advertise land for lease, partnership or sale
- Post a profile
- Receive automatic email updates when new farmland opportunities are posted
- Access individualized technical assistance
Link to agricultural support services
Whether as tenants or landlords, buyers or sellers, managers or owners, farm seekers and property holders need information, skills and support to be successful. Vermont Land Link is primarily a clearinghouse for farm properties, but it is also a gateway to educational resources and support services. The organizations that created this website believe that comprehensive property lists are necessary but not always sufficient to ensure successful transactions to get farmers on the land. Please visit our RESOURCES page to access service providers and educational resources covering options and considerations in sustainable farmland tenure.
- Intervale Center
- Land For Good
- University of Vermont Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture
- Vermont Land Trust
- VHCB: Vermont Farm and Forest Viability Program
Vermont Farmland Access Task Force
We are a network of organizations and programs that focus on farmland access and stewardship in Vermont. Together, we work to uncover farmland tenure and business opportunities that might or might not be exposed on the open real estate market. We work directly with farm seekers to improve their chances for success once on the land. We work directly with landowners and retiring farmers searching for next generation farmers to continue Vermont's farming legacy.
As a consortium, we refer farmers and landowners to Vermont Land Link. This endeavor is a work-in-progress. The site’s success depends in large part on its widespread use.
Raising money for farmland education
Underwriters' fees for Vermont Land Link are used to cover website operating costs and sponsor educational events for farm seekers and farm landowners. 100% of underwriters' sponsorships are tax-deductible donations to non-profits who assist farmers and landowners with farmland access. Please contact [email protected] for more information.