Welcome to Land Link Montana, a farm and ranch transfer program to connect the next generation of farmers and ranchers to land and resources to establish successful operations.
As generations come and go, our goal is to see western Montana's farm and ranchlands maintain their highest and best use: agriculture. That means helping beginning farmers access land, while providing them with resources and technical assistance to establish viable land tenure arrangements. Similarly, it means helping landowners and retiring producers find a farmer or rancher to lease or sell their land to, or perhaps mentor into an existing business. Feel free to read more background information about us.
Land Link Montana's matching service connects beginning and relocating farmers and ranchers with landowners who want to see their land in production. If you are a retiring producer or landowner, we can help you find the right farmer or rancher to lease or purchase your land. Or, if you are looking for land to farm or ranch, we can help you find the land that will help you achieve your agricultural goals.
Our matching service has just expanded to included the following counties:
That gives us a range from Kalispell to Hamiton to Deer Lodge. If you are outside of our current service area, we still encourage you to get in touch with us and check out our other resources on farm and ranch transitions.
Other resources to assist with farm and ranch transfers will be available shortly. We welcome your input on which existing and new resources would be most useful to helping beginning farmers start agricultural businesses, retiring growers sell or lease their land or mentor an upcoming producer, and landowners weigh all their options.
Should you have any questions about Land Link Montana, please don't hesitate to contact us; we are a people-based program and would love to hear from you.
We are thrilled to announce that Farm Hands and the Community Food & Agriculture Coalition (CFAC) are partnering together on Land Link Montana to enhance our capacity to help beginning farmers get on the land, and help landowners keep their land in production!
Land Link Montana was started by the Community Food & Agriculture Coalition (CFAC) in 2007. In 2012, Farm Hands began expanding their services beyond the Flathead Farm Map, and contacted CFAC to begin collaborating on how to reach more farmers and ranchers, and offer more resources to connect farmers to land. In our partnership, the Farm Hands website hosts the online database of farmlands for lease and sale and offers online applications to the Land Link Montana program. CFAC has worked since 2007 to provide business planning resources and legal assistance to the land transfer process. Both groups loved the idea of building a partnership across western Montana to help beginning farmers get on the ground (literally!).
For more info on Land Link Montana and for resources on business planning, financing, lease arrangements, and general beginning farmer assistance, visit the other pages on this site.
To view our current land listings and apply to the program online, visit Farm Hands.