How does everyone go about contacting new land rentees?
Young farmer looking for help to make new contact with new potential land renters. I am having trouble expanding my acres? Any ideas are helpful. Located in Nebraska
I didn’t read read other posts before I responded. This why farming is what I love. All over we as farmers still in general have respect a...More
Do a good job with what you already have. Be humble and a good neighbor. It will come to you over time
Picked up over 400 acres this year. They liked the way we farmed. Never had any luck contacting landowners and picking ground up that way.
Never went and asked anyone for more farmland. All the land I rent they came and asked me. Picked up 240 acres in 2020 this way. Patien...More
I'm a smaller farmer myself. I'm just in the process of paying for the farm that has been in my family for over 100 years. It's 220 acres. I...More
Well there’s lots of wisdom in many of these posts. I’ve been in the game for 30 years now and it has changed drastically since the beginnin...More
Let the landlords come to you. I have never succeeded at acquiring more rental ground by asking first. Let your farming practices speak fo...More
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What commodity are you trying to grow? We have farmers in Nebraska (mainly southeast) willing to lease acres to Hemp farmers.
Forty years ago I took over my Dad's small farm. The first land I bought I was competing against two large established farmers. That is li...More
Go to the court house in your county. You can look up who is paying the taxes. They will provide name and current address then call informat...More
Reading your post and all the others. All have good points, others have gone different ways about it and to the guy that posted I understand...More
We moved to the area 7 years ago. We started with the 120 ac farm we bought with 230 dairy cows. Like others have said, if you treat the lan...More
I’m a small guy in a huge pond so to speak. I also have a hard time finding land with the corporate guys killing us on high rents and over p...More
Do not be desperate for land. Focus on what you have. Be a good neighbor. Be prepared for more. No one can predict the future.
I agree with ***** & **** and don't go a rent ground that is already farmed unless the owner approaches you. Mow the side ditches, plow ther...More
Don't be afraid to take your shot when you get your opportunity. Cold calling or newspaper ads probably won't get you far. But if you know s...More
Be involved in the community. Build relationships with everyone. Don’t try and rent ground that is currently being farmed, you will end up m...More
In response to the guy that offered 50/acre more and the landlord said no, I’m sticking with my guy, Just remember what goes around comes a...More
Really curious *****, how were you able to buy an 80 every 3 years? Loans to buy farmland must be easier to be approved for than I think un...More
Started farming in late 1980s. Don’t poach. We mowed grader ditches fixed farms up. Never tried to rip landlord off. Will take a few yea...More
Same problem I have where I’m at if ground does come up for rent they won’t rent it to the little guy. Also a lot of poaching going on. We u...More
I feel your pain, been at it for four years have offered 35 to 55 dollars more an acre on a few pieces of ground, but yet they stick with cu...More
Building relationships with landlords can be worth more than just offering to pay higher rent.
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Or maybe they actually like the good renters they have and aren't motivated to change just because you waved more cash at them? It's not alw...More
To **** to change and it doesn’t make any sense.
came back to the farm 8 years ago full time and several years part time before that. Have hogs, is the only way I can be back. I rented 1...More
I’ve heard that we couldn’t farm the ground in the future for 40 years. **
Advertising in local paper; develop a web site and let area bankers, seed dealers, chemical suppliers, auctioneers, real estate agents aware...More
As someone else mentioned, pay rent earlier than due date, has helped me keep a renter.
Be careful. In our business you sometimes pick up land because someone else failed. Don’t be try to get land by talking about someone who is...More
A lot of the people that have ground around here are put of state, any idea what's good way of contact with no phone. Umber, just maiiling a...More