In Washington State, 75% of farmers over the age of 65 do not have a plan to transfer their land. At the same time, development pressure, rising land costs, and a long history of racial discrimination have made access to affordable land nearly unattainable for new and beginning farmers.

Farm to Farmer aims to support landowners in the farm transfer process, while helping create land opportunities that allow local producers to succeed in farming. We offer personalized technical assistance for farmers looking for land to support new or expanded operations (including veterans), landowners who aim to make their farmland available for lease or purchase, agents and brokers looking for buyers for their farm and ranch listings, and organizations looking for land or farmers to support their incubator or ag park programs.

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We help farmers:

  • Clarify land search goals
  • Identify priorities for suitable land
  • Connect with landowners about opportunities
  • Understand financial readiness and traditional and alternative financing options 
  • Identify equitable farmland leases
  • Complete due diligence on specific farm properties
  • Access education and training opportunities

 

We help landowners:

  • Clarify goals for leasing or selling land 
  • Identify food production barriers for non-farming landowners
  • Connect with service providers and resources
  • Develop equitable lease agreements
  • Connect with farmers interested in leasing or purchasing land 
  • Understand land use and infrastructure development needs
  • Access succession and transition planning resources

 

 

 

How it Works

The Farm to Farmer website allows participants to post listings about their land or farm business interests in Washington State. Once your listing is active, participants can connect with one another through a private messaging system. Our coordinators use their personal farming experience to provide technical assistance to participants, guiding them through the process of buying, selling, or leasing land from start to finish.

Register for Farm to Farmer.

Create a listing based on your interests. An active listing is required to access our private messaging system. 

Connect with landowners and seekers about listings using our private messaging system. 

Receive personalized assistance throughout your search.

 

 

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What users are saying

"We are so grateful to be connected with farm owners Jake and Kimi Schell…they have the perfect sized farm in the most ideal location. I hope many more get to know about this tool."

-Elizabeth Mugeche, FaithBeyond Farm

 

"Farm to Farmer has been a great platform to help us connect with new tenants for the Veterans Farm at Orting. The ease of connecting with other farmers, as well as the support offered by staff has made for a great experience. We are looking forward to making future connections with veterans interested in farming at the Veterans Farm, and helping Veterans Farm graduates find their own land to farm in the future."

-Carrie Little, Veterans Farm at Orting