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Finding someone younger to possibly take over the farm

Every day, I get older. Every year that goes by is one less in my future. I have no one in mind to possibly take over the farm. I hate to see it end and just go away in an auction sale. I would like to find someone younger, maybe wanting to get into farming, that I could consider hiring with the future possibility of taking over.

I don't know where to start to find anyone like that. Anyone have any suggestions?

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I think your post right here will be your best bet and I think you will be able to accomplish your goal good luck

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I had the opportunity to work for a farmer and rent his ground at retirement. It was a whole equipment purchase and cash rent deal that was...

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A 2000 acre farm in central Illinois was looking for a young farmer to work for him for five years and then take over his operation. My son ...

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That sucks. That is why I think you have to work together for at least 5 years to see if it is a fit or not. I would love to find someone w...

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Yeah I'm in the same boat. *{**** for someone younger that has a love for farming and is willing to learn but also bring some new Ideas to ...

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Faith! God will provide! That statement has become a staple in my life. Might not be easy but, He will! There have been some hard roads late...

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Where are you in north Dakota I'm looking for somone to teach me how to farm and make a profit maybe you could help me out haha

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I have two sons that both want to farm but operation is not big enough to support 3 families. Rent equipment and inputs make startup overwh...

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How old are they and what type of experience do they have.

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20 and two years ag at votech,. 18 and Senior in highschool. No livestock mostly JD equipment limited planting but spray grain cart combine...

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What area of sd? I know of a young man needs about 6 more years of mentoring. (15 yo)

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Where at in SD? Word of mouth and leveraging a network of people will find one as quick as anything

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What kind of crops are you doing now? Any livestock? I am working toward selling my woodworking business, and moving somewhere to farm full-...

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Hey, I’m ************** I grew up on a family farm in North Carolina I’ve had a STRONG passion for agriculture since I was real little, I’m ...

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Hey ****** I may need Someone this fall & next year if you would be interested in moving to Arkansas there's a farm that I may have a chance...

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Go ****** Ada boy.

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Promise you won’t be able to find another 18 year old that is as determined and as persistent as I am.

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As a young man trying to scratch out something from nothing, the worst thing the older generation can do is stay involved too long. Find a y...

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I am looking for a partner in Colorado

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You may find some of us older farmers and owners have a wealth of knowledge to pass on. After 37 years of out very successful farming, in a ...

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Hey ****, you are absolutely right, I never meant for my post to come off that way. It should be a partnership with both parties open to all...

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I am definitely interested

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I'm going into my 6th season in Hennepin County Minnesota renting everything with no chance to buy less than development cost which is unaff...

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1200 acres corn/soybean farm in very sw minnesota. Looking for young family to work into operation. All late model equipment (mostly Deere) ...

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How about Colorado?

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Colorado works also

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you can reach me at ******************, **********

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Heck. I’m interested and not afraid to work. I’m in my forties, farm a few hundred acres, been married 20 years and have a few kids. Decided...

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Pm **********

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Talk to a Ag tech college or your local seed dealer. They will know who is getting started or is wanting an opportunity. Now I don't mean s...

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Hey there. I am in my 50's, not young by any means. Working in the Chemical and Fertilizer business for almost 30 years. Bought my Dad's ...

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I am looking for a partner in Colorado

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PM ************

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University of Nebraska in Lincoln has a program to help farmers in your position and young people wanted to start or expand in farming. ***...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

I'm not sure what part of SD you are in but we would be interested in helping you out. I grew up on the farm and had a plan to take over bot...

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PM me **********

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I'm starting out with my dad and we are short on acres, we've lost some because buying it just didn't make sense at that price and some othe...

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I am in SC been farming on my own since 1992. Our area is being overwhelmed with urban sprawl. I have my own equipment paid for and I’m bein...

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PM ************

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Move to Arkansas buy some land and I'll farm with you

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SERIOUSLY move to Arkansas (Lonoke) area and I will farm with you

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PM ************ text or call & leave message

Verified FBN Member (ND)

It sounds like there are a couple of guys on this post that may be interested in working with you. Another resource for you and others is h...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

I wish you luck, there may come a day I'm in the same shoes myself albeit a few decades away. I'm sure you have already thought about man...

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

All good points, if the farm is not making enough profit to support 2 families, then it will be real difficult to make something work. And i...

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Colorado

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I could be interested. Im in South Central South Dakota

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Why does it say it's being moderated? Here was my input.

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PM me at **********

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Depending on the size and location of your operation we would be interested to join as a partner with on of these young operators who are we...

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I currently farm in NC Kansas. However, my older brother is transitioning to take over the 5th gen farm from my father. They are in SE SD ...

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I would like to talk about your search for someone to train and pass on the farm, and throw my name in the hat. I grew up in eastern SD work...

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There is a family looking to move to SD but require an arrangement to take over an existing operation. Please give me a call ************.

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I would try doing an internet search in your state for a site that matches up younger farmers with farmers seeking to transition the farm to...

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Not sure where you are located. I'm 25 near Madison sd and am currently farming with my dad, grandpa, and uncle. Unfortunately there isn't e...

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

A good place to start looking is at colleges with farm management programs. A lot of the kids there have farms to go home to, but some don't...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

Wow. I was not sure what to expect with this question. A bunch of good thoughts, thank you.

I have found someone that I am considering, ...

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I know of a young man and mentioned this to him about your post and he is interested in talking with you he is single and about 30 years old...

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Hi

Check my anonymous Idaho post last week. I would like to visit with this person. Thx. ****. ********** text

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Pretty common thread these days. I'm a fourth-generation farmer myself. It has been my personal experience that past generations have been f...

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

It is easier to dig in the dirt than to do marketing. I would rather spend time in the cab, than dealing with people. But it is a part of t...

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Verified FBN Member (CA)

Its a shame that no one wants to continue the operation, I tried to get into farming about 40 years ago, it was myself another guy, I bailed...

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Verified FBN Member (WA)

I was looking as well. My two sons were discouraged from farming due to our going broke and my eldest son almost dying due to many things. ...

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Verified FBN Member (GA)

Excellent wisdom. Have an exist strategy before you start.

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Great blog!

I am looking for a person or family to join a diversified, operation spanning >100 years and four generations.

Multiple crop...

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Verified FBN Member (AR)

Wish You were in Arkansas I'm looking for farmer in Arkansas to farm with

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I’m not in Arkansas but in Mississippi. Think you might still be interested in a farm partner give me a call ************** I love just acro...

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I’m looking in Colorado! Or Oklahoma!

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I am ************* and I just graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelors in plant and soil sciences crop production and manag...

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Verified FBN Member (AR)

I'm in Lonoke Arkansas I may interested in talking with you to help me. This fall farm I'm looking for land to farm call me or text me @****...

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Im a young guy that grew up on a farm my whole life in south east South Dakota and attended college and obtained a degree in Ag Business. I ...

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I would be interested in either option.

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******, are you still looking?

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Yes I am still looking.

Verified FBN Member (ND)

I know the perfect guy well experience marriage and wants to start family

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where in ND are you

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I am located in the middle of charles mix county in sd. Young farmer with a full time job trying to working into my father's operation. I ha...

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Verified FBN Member (AR)

Very true

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The big guys were little guys at one time also. Don’t give up just keep working hard. Lots of hours

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big guys in our area got it handed to them from grandpa. not saying they don't work hard. but easier to expand when the first 20 qu are pa...

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I agree big guys had to. Start some where they didn't start big

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I would recommend that everyone read Dirt to Soil, by **********. He is a farmer in North Dakota that gives a lot of good advice on farming,...

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Excellent book!

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Just as I feared a certain young boy on here wanted to come work on a farm learn the business so he could eventually take over. I have a fr...

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****, I kind of know what the kid is going through just a little reversed. With working so much away from where I grew up I'm more at home i...

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I think if the person didn't grow up on a farm, it is going to be hard for them to realize the hours a farmer has to put in, to work around ...

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I just happened on this post/comment string. It caught my attention because I have a blueberry you-pick and apiary operation that has an unc...

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I am looking for an assistant farm manager to possibly take over management if the fit is right. I am willing to discuss options for anyone...

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Verified FBN Member (WA)

There are lots of farmers young and old looking for more opportunity . The question is are you looking to sell your operation or gift your ...

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I run a blueberry u-pic and apiary operation in the gulf south. The costs in both capital and sweat equity have been staggering. Not having...

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I’m curious to hear what ended up happening? I am a young farmer with an agricultural business degree aiming towards finding an opportunity ...

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If you are still looking to farm contact me ASAP I'm looking for. land in Arkansas & looking for someone to farm with call are text me @****...

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Verified FBN Member (CO)

If you haven’t found someone yet. I am in Colorado as well. I’m not gonna type a big long paragraph on here. But I’d love to talk to you on ...

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Hi

Thx for the response!

Looking for the right person to work into the operation.

Text me and let’s set up a time to visit.

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I am interested in learning about the opportunity you are offering, my family has a farm in California that my brother will take over when m...

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Verified FBN Member (KS)

Good afternoon Sir, have you had any luck finding anyone yet? Curious if the opportunity was still out there, young farm family located curr...

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