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Photo of the Day: Waiting to be loved again

March 3, 2013

abandoned farm

There’s a story here…..2, maybe 3 generations ago, maybe even more, someone had excitement and pride….bought some land, sustained a family on its production.

Now…..perhaps there are no kids or perhaps there are no kids who want to live on the land.

Meanwhile, there are people who hunger to own a farm. We have to have a way to match them up.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. lisa permalink
    March 3, 2013 4:31 pm

    Where is this located?

    • March 3, 2013 6:14 pm

      I noticed that farm on the way to visit Crackerjack Farm in Ohio, northwest of Proctorville. But there are many many abandoned farms I notice as I drive the back roads. Sad perhaps…or opportunity.

  2. Huntington 30 Mile Meal permalink
    March 3, 2013 11:37 pm

    There is a national program (usda.fsa.gov) that acts as a matchmaker. Unfortunately, nothing is listed in Huntington area, or WV for that matter.

    • March 3, 2013 11:39 pm

      Yes, very unfortunate that the State Department of Ag has not yet joined this program. It is needed as the farming population ages.

  3. March 5, 2013 12:26 am

    Great post!

    • March 5, 2013 1:06 am

      There is land out there. The fact that the state program doesn’t exist just means an interested new farmer needs to go tot eh land records and make the contact themselves.

  4. April 1, 2013 5:04 pm

    I would love to live somewhere like this photograph. The house in it is dilapidated but a new small one could be built very easily. I garden and would love the opportunity to use this much land. I would be in heaven!

    • April 1, 2013 5:30 pm

      I suspect there are places like this near you. Many kids who grow up on farms believe they want no part of that lifestyle…it is hard work! Some states have a program to match new farmers who might not have the funds to purchase land with these families who have land but no one to farm.

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