She listed her few acres of land, got a farmer who wanted to start small and build his skills- he did and moved to bigger acreage. Now she's taking on a new farmer to start again-
That's How We Build Farms and Farmers - one (or one half) acre at a time.
Landowners are mostly offering less than 5 acres - great for farmers starting small and building up. Farmers and landowners are each assigned anonymous listing numbers to protect privacy and then can contact each other through MCA to make a match. New for 2017 we are maintaining our rural match outreach but expanding into matching farmers with urban acreage -like the Koiner Farm in Silver Spring.