Publicly Owned Farmable Land Inventory

The Publicly Owned Farmable Land Inventory is a tool meant to be a freely accessible database of land owned by governmental entities within the State of Minnesota that emerging farmers can inquire about. We strongly encourage emerging farmers work with resource partners, many of whom are identified in the Resources Inventory, when inquiring and starting a farm.

We will be continually updating the Land and Resource Inventories, but some information may be outdated or inaccurate.  In this event, please contact Tom Monson at [email protected] with a brief description of the suggested correction.

If you would like to recommend the addition of land, please send a completed Farmable Publicly Owned Vacant Land Form to Tom Monson at [email protected]

For emerging farmers seeking to negotiate a land purchase or lease, we have provided a Publicly Owned Land Negotiation Check List. While the list is not exhaustive, it may serve as a general guide to common topics to consider when seeking to negotiate terms on land owned by governmental entities. We recommend this be paired with working alongside a resource partner.

The Publicly Owned Farmable Land Inventory has been made possible by Compeer Financial and AgriBank.

Farmable Publicly Owned Vacant Land Form (Word)

Farmable Publicly Owned Vacant Land Form (PDF)

Land Inventory 12.16.2016 (PDF)

Land Inventory 12.16.2016 (Excel)

Exemption Codes PRISM DoR Data_9.2017

Exemption Codes PRISM DoR Data_9.2017 (PDF)

Exempt Ag Land PRISM DoR Data_9.2017

Exempt Ag Land PRISM DoR Data_9.2017 (PDF)

Publicly Owned Land Negotiation Checklist Revised (Word)

Publicly Owned Land Negotiation Checklist Revised (PDF)

Resources Inventory June 2016 (PDF)

Resources Inventory June 2016 (Excel)