The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has created Minnesota Farm Link, a web tool designed to link farmers and farmland. Minnesota Farm Link includes all types of farming, from small fruit and vegetable farms, to large grain and livestock operations. Whether it’s helping someone find a farm, matching an experienced or retiring farmer with a beginning farmer, or exploring mentoring opportunities, the goal is to connect people.
The MDA’s website also features a directory of Beginning and Transitioning Farmer Information, a clearinghouse of programs and services for all types of farmers: farmers seeking land, financial assistance and loans; farmer education; legal services; multi-cultural programs; networking, mentoring and transitioning; and succession planning.
Information about Minnesota Farm Link: Jim Ostlie at 320.842.6910 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about other beginning farmer resources, contact Becky Balk at 651.201.6369 or email@example.com.