[Market-farming] selling the farm

logrock logrock at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 26 14:01:46 EDT 2005


 When Tom wrote "Any suggestions as to where we might advertise to farm
folks (cheaply) would be appreciated..."  I thought Tom was trying to
keep advertising costs down. Am I the only one?

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 <<<<It concerns me that you are looking to sell to a farmer "cheap" >>>

I deeply agree with Beth, but I will add . . .

It always concerns me that farmers think they have to sell their farm
cheaper to ensure a farmer will buy it.  It should not be this way.  You
probably worked hard to build up your soil and clientele.  Don't
discount it!!  Price your place according to the value and wait for the
farmer that is willing to pay your price.  I don't believe anyone does
fellow farmers justice by de-valuing their work, land, or business "in
the hopes someone will buy it to farm".

If you got a good business set-up then it should be worth a reasonable
asking price--not a lower price.  I think this kind of goes along with
what Beth is saying.  If you de-value your land, and it is purchased by
someone thinking they deserved a lower price for farming it---aren't you
setting it up to be purchased by someone that DOES NOT value farmland???

A good farm set-up with a good list of clientele listed at a decent
price would not be a deterrent for any decent farmer.


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