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Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine

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Home - 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.


General Resources Related to Land Access

Resources Related to Preparing for a Land Search

Resources for Assessing the Agricultural Potential of Land

Resources Related to Tenure Arrangements

Resources for Conducting a Land Search

Finding a Real Estate Agent or an Appraiser

Finding a Lawyer

Who to Contact for Direct Assistance


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Contact Information

Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Phone: 207-353-5550 or 800-287-1458 (in Maine)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System