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Beginning Farmer Resource Network
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 01:36:02 PM »
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine

https://extension.umaine.edu/beginning-farmer-resource-network/find-resources-and-assistance/finding-and-assessing-land/

Searching For, Assessing, and Acquiring Land

Access to land and farming infrastructure is a fundamental component of establishing a farm business. It is also one of the largest and most pressing challenges facing new farmers. Preparing for a land search, conducting a land search, and assessing farmland are all necessary components of successfully establishing tenure on a piece of farmland.

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 01:39:31 PM »
Penn State Extension
Farmland Assessment Checklist


http://extension.psu.edu/business/start-farming/land-equipment/land/farmland-assessment-checklist

This checklist is meant to be used as a guide as you examine prospective farm properties for lease.
Before visiting farm properties for lease, carefully review each consideration. Identify any particular aspects vital to your operation. Next, as you visit a particular property, check the boxes on the left to confirm that you have considered each item. Note comments on the right to help remember unique observations, next steps and/or questions. You may want to bring an extra sheet of paper to help keep your notes organized. By carefully scrutinizing all of the items listed, you may be able to better evaluate the suitability of each property for your farm operation and identify any "deal breakers." Keep in mind that having a detailed business plan will have you better prepared to assess the requirements of potential properties.

http://extension.psu.edu/business/start-farming/land-equipment/land/farmland-assessment-checklist