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Finding Good Farmland

How to Evaluate and Acquire Land for Raising Crops and Animals. A Storey BASICS® Title

Finding Good Farmland by Ann Larkin Hansen
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Introduction: Finding the farm that's right for you


1 Location: Where to look for land, and how to begin the search


2 Water: Source, quantity, reliability, ownership, and quality


3 Good Land: Soil type, fertility, aspect, slope, drainage, and field histories


4 Building and Utilities: House, outbuildings, fences, septic, electric, driveway, and a few other things


5 Neighbors and the Neighborhood: Finding out who the neighbors are and what they're doing, now and in the future, and the overall quality of life in the area


6 Government Regulations and Services: Permits and codes, land use planning and zoning, property taxes, protections and programs for farmers, roads and other government services


7 Financing a Farm: Finding a lender and convincing them to give you a loan


8 Alternative Ways to Get onto Land: Additional ways to acquire land to farm




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Storey Publishing, LLC; March 2013
ISBN 9781603428743
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Title: Finding Good Farmland
Author: Ann Larkin Hansen
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