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The Practial Farmers of Iowa land-matching website has been redesigned with new and improved features.
For those who aren’t familiar, FindAFarmer.net is a tool intended to help connect landowners with land-seekers and facilitate the exchange of farmland to the next generation of farmers. Both parties share information about their land or their land needs, and users are able to pin their location on a map then browse for other users in their area. The website allows for a comfortable place to begin an anonymous conversation about land transfer.
Four years after its original launch, the FindAFarmer website took a short hiatus to upgrade its features and get a fresh, new look. Practical Farmers of Iowa is now happy to announce that it’s back, and it’s better than ever.
Here are a few of the bells and whistles:
-Utilizing Google Maps Imagery, users are able to see the detailed topography surrounding potential sites
-Make lists of friends and prospects that match your interests
-An updated message interface allows for easier, more fluid communication
-Advanced search functions let users filter by dozens of criteria to find the best compatibility
-A revamped profile page lets users enter more detailed information about themselves, their (desired) land, and unique story
-The ability to upload photos of their land, buildings, or themselves
-A mobile-friendly design allows for use on a smartphone or tablet
-Share with your friends on social media sites
How it works:
- Create an account
- Build a profile that describes your desired farm characteristics (as a land-seeker) or your farm’s details (as a landowner)
- Tell your story– what you have, what you’re looking for, your values and experience; and upload photos
- Use the search tool to look for landowners or landseekers that meet your criteria
- Start a conversation by adding friends and sending a message