LandLINK is a new service provided by FCS Financial. It connects young, beginning farmers with landowners through completion of an online form. The young, beginning farmer completes a form where they describe their current farming operation, experience and agricultural goals regarding the size of the farm they want to purchase or lease and location.
The landowner completes a landowner form where they indicate if they want someone to buy or lease their property, the location, and the number of acres.
“We understand the challenge for young, beginning farmers to find landowners or retiring farmers with land to sell or lease. Often landowners are challenged to find the “right” person to sell or lease their land to. LandLINK will serve as the connection point between these two groups,” says Janish.
FCS Financial reviews all forms submitted. If there is a landowner and young, beginning farmer that appear to have similar goals, the landowner will receive the young, beginning farmer’s contact information and form. This allows the landowner to maintain their privacy if selling or leasing their property is not public information. There is no cost to either party for this service and participants do not have to be FCS Financial member-owners.