Leasing Land in Illinois

TMarie

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Hello! I live in Northern Illinois and I want to buy some land with acreage and lease it. That way we can have our little farmette, but also bring in a profit. I'm not trying to make a career out of it but maybe it would help with having extra cash?
I honestly know nothing about it though. I grew up in a subdivision.

What are the pros and cons?
What kind of money can you expect?
I imagine it'd be easier to buy land that is already being used for farming?
What are good resources? I'm not googling the right things.
Thank you in advance!
 

sourland

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Hopefully some homesteaders will come along and point out resources for you. Good luck, but be sure to keep your day job while establishing your farmette.
 

aart

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I imagine it'd be easier to buy land that is already being used for farming?
Yes, probably.
I'd talk to a local agricultural dept....or extension office.
Maybe even a realtor that deals in farmland.
Here I would start with the county conservation group.
 

sorce

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I have a friend with land in Michigan.
Weed went legal and the big$ offers started coming in.

Hold out for a deal.

Haven't looked up the Illinois growing laws, it's worth looking into.

The difference between $ and $$$$$.

That ship may have already passed though.

Sorce
 

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