Vermont Farm Assessment Checklist
Just as in a farm purchase, your approach to leasing a farm or farmland should involve careful examination of the site conditions and variables that may affect the viability of your farm operation.
The Vermont Farm Assessement Checklist is meant to be used as a guide as you examine prospective farm properties for lease, but farm seekers have also found it helpful in evaluating properties that are for sale.
Before visiting farm properties for lease, carefully review each consideration. Identify any particular aspects vital to your operation. Next, as you visit a particular property, check the boxes on the left to confirm that you have considered each item. Note comments on the right to help remember unique observations, next steps and/or questions. You may want to bring an extra sheet of paper to help keep your notes organized. By carefully scrutinizing all of the items listed, you may be able to better evaluate the suitability of each property for your farm operation and identify any “deal breakers.” Information on developing working landlord-tenant relationships and crafting lease agreements can be found in the "Resources Section" on page 4 of the Checklist.
Last modified February 21 2011 11:06 PM