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Buying a Farm

Original Abraham Lincoln Farm Property Sold At Auction

By Jon Anderson | February 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Original Abraham Lincoln Farm Property Sold At Auction

There’s the Lincoln Property Company I typically have a beef with, and then there’s Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. We’re talking about the latter here. Back in 1841, Lincoln’s father, Thomas, wasn’t rolling in dough, and a 32-year-old Abraham helped him out by purchasing 40 acres of farmland outside Charleston in […]

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What is an Ag Exemption? Kathryn Roan Gives the Cliff’s Notes Version of Open-Space Valuation

By Kathryn Roan | March 29, 2016 | Comments Off on What is an Ag Exemption? Kathryn Roan Gives the Cliff’s Notes Version of Open-Space Valuation

I’ve been feeling a little uninspired lately, so I took a minute to ask myself: “What question do I hear all the dang time, but never have an easy answer to?” Almost immediately, my little real estate shoulder angel whispered “Ag Exemption, dummy” in her little squeaky, know-it-all voice that I find oh-so-annoying. Admittedly, however, TinkerAgent had […]

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The Evolution of Farm Ownership — Part 2: So You’ve Found ‘The One’

By Kathryn Roan | January 23, 2015 | Comments Off on The Evolution of Farm Ownership — Part 2: So You’ve Found ‘The One’

  (Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a fantastic series from Realtor and writer Kathryn Roan. You can read the first part here.) Finding the perfect farm is best categorized as online dating. You put your criteria into a search engine, and you get a 100 smiling, shiny faces in return. And like anything […]

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The Evolution of Farm Ownership – Part 1

By Kathryn Roan | October 30, 2014 | Comments Off on The Evolution of Farm Ownership – Part 1

(Hint: That is not the Ranch of the Week.) So, you’ve gone and bought a ranch in the country. Congratulations, and welcome to your own personal sweat shop. Cancel your CrossFit membership, folks. Things are about to get real. The above photo was taken in October of 2010. I had just closed on a hot […]

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