Buying your first farm can be a challenge. This practical guide contains all of the information you need to have before purchasing farmland, covering everything from the characteristics of the land (soil type, slope, water sources, drainage) and the surrounding area to permits, codes, taxes, roads, loans, mortgages, government assistance programs, and more. Checklists and questionnaires are included to help you decide exactly what you need and how to find it.
About the Author
Ann Larkin Hansen runs her family’s farm and is the author of The Organic Farming Manual, The Landowner’s Guide to Managing Your Woods, Finding Good Farmland, and Electric Fencing. A long-time journalist, she has worked as a staff writer for Corporate Report Minnesota and regional editor for The Country Today, as well as contributing to Mother Earth News.