It is important to evaluate potential farmland before signing agreements to lease or own the property. Land use planning involves considering what your goals are for the land and if zoning and other local regulations allow for you to carry out your plans. Water, soil, and infrastructure are also resources to evaluate when assessing potential farmland.
Farm Rental Assessment Checklist
This University of Vermont resource provides land seekers a broad overview of things to look for when performing assessment of a potential site. Before assessing the site, use this checklist to help create a list of questions and considerations relevant to your operation.
Montana Farm Site Assessment Guide
Farm Link Montana created this Montana-specific guide as an overview of site-specific considerations and resources to find specific information about a site that might fit your operation.