Farmlink - Program Description
The FarmLink Program works to keep Northeast Ohio's farmland in farming. We help those who need farmland access to connect with landowners wanting to keep their property in agricultural use.
The Countryside Conservancy accepts online applications from those interested in selling or leasing their property (Farm Owners) and from those who want access to farmland (Farm Seekers). Applications are catalogued and participants are given a password to access the available farms and farmers on the website. Participants can contact seekers or owners that match their criteria.
The Countryside Conservancy supports farms of every size; from urban lots and suburban lawns to small acreage and large farming operations. The FarmLink Program accepts listings for any sized farm or land in the state of Ohio. Farm Seekers with any level of farming experience are welcome to enroll.
Farms in Transition
In addition to connecting farmers and land, FarmLink provides information and consulting services to farmers and landowners on the options and resources available to them during the farm transition process. These resources include:
- Contact information for professional service providers
- Classes on how to creatively transfer land
- Workshops connecting farmers and landowners
- Farmland Protection Resource Meetings
The Countryside Conservancy can connect you with the resources and professionals needed to make the farmland or farm business transfer a success.
The Countryside Conservancy is passionate about food and farming entrepreneurs! We want to help make your farm business a success which is why we offer the following to beginning/prospective farmers:
- Farm Business Startup Classes
- Consulting on Farm Business Planning
- Demo Days
- Exploring the Small Farm Dream