5.1: Acquiring Land
For those who do not already possess property (or wish to acquire more), it will be necessary to either purchase or rent the farmland and facilities that your ag business enterprise requires. Local real estate agencies are a good starting point for prospective land-buyers.
Ag Lease 101
This site contains sample lease agreements for both landowners and tenants.
Center for Rural Affairs Land Link Program
This program offers to connect new farmers with retiring farmers interested in selling their land. Participation in the program involves completing and submitting a questionnaire regarding your background and planned venture. There is no charge for this service.
Farm Risk Plans: Legal Risk
This website provides lease agreements and forms and explores the legal ramifications of a leasing arrangement.
A website dedicated to providing rural real estate listings.
The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
Maintains an index of realtors throughout the state who may be able to help with land acquisition. Click on "Realtor Search" to find realtors in your area.