[Market-farming] selling the farm

Cherry Tree Farms ctfarms at helicon.net
Mon Sep 26 23:45:33 EDT 2005


I thought the same.

Subject: Re: [Market-farming] selling the farm


> 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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> [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of
> mtlivestock
> Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 1:42 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] selling the farm
> 
> 
>  <<<<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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