MLS# 4744084 - WATERFRONT HOBBY FARMS - 120 ACRES
120 ROLLING ACRES OF PRIME FARM LAND, GREAT POTENTIAL FOR HOBBY FARM WITH SEVERAL BUILDINGS ON SITE, WELL & SEPTIC. MINIMAL WATER FRONTAGE, MEASUREMENT IS APPROX. . . .
MLS# 4839233 - HOBBY FARMS - 80 ACRES
PROPERTY IS ROLLING, GOOD ELEVATION FOR DRAINAGE. GREAT LOCATION WITHIN MINUTES DRIVE TIME TO SOMERSET, STILLWATER AND HUDSON. PERFECT FOR HOBBY FARM, DEVELOPMENT OR . . .
MLS# 1805860 - HOBBY FARMS - 10.4 ACRES
UNBELIEVABLE SETTING AND UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY AWAITS THE FUTURE OWNER. WHETHER YOU ARE A HIKER, HORSE OWNER, HOBBYIST OR HUNTER THIS IS YOUR PERFECT CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE . . .
MLS# 50150602 - WATERFRONT HOBBY FARMS - 8.84 ACRES
NEARLY 9 ACRES W/ 400 FEET OF WATER FRONTAGE WAITS FOR YOUR DREAM HOME! PERFECT FOR A HORSE OR HOBBY FARM! BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS, HUNTING, FISHING - YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL! . . .
MLS# 4810850 - HOBBY FARMS - 200 ACRES
TAYLOR COUNTY AMISH DAIRY,CROP OR HOBBY FARM 36 BY 140 HIP ROOF BARN WITH 54 TIE STALLS, HEIFER PENS HORSE STALLS 2 SILOS 12 BY 56 @ 14 BY 40 MACHINE SHED 40 BY 80 WITH . . .
MLS# 1778999 - HOBBY FARMS - 24.87 ACRES
FORMER GREEN HOUSE NURSERY, READY TO GO, OR START SOMETHING NEW...OVER 24 ACRES WITH 3 GUTTER CONNECTED OMEN GREEN HOUSES WITH ROLLING BENCHES, HEATERS AND FANS, OVER 30 . . .
MLS# 4630912 - HOBBY FARMS - 28.19 ACRES
GREAT HOBBY FARM/HORSE FARM PARCEL CLOSE TO HUDSON. GREAT ACCESS. NO COVENANTS. OPEN BUILDER. HORSES, CHICKENS, ETC. ALLOWED.
MLS# 4826564 - HOBBY FARMS - 60 ACRES
BEAUTIFUL ROLLING 60 ACRES OF LAND, EAST OF RIVER FALLS IN PIERCE COUNTY. MAJORITY OF LAND IS FOREST/WOODED WITH SOME OPEN AREAS AND APPROXIMATELY 11 ACRES OF . . .
MLS# 50162704 - HOBBY FARMS - 38.73 ACRES
LOCATED IN THE DESIRABLE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WINNECONNE YOU'LL FIND THIS LARGE PARCEL OF LAND TOTALING 38.73 ACRES SUITABLE FOR HOBBY FARM, HORSE FARM OR TO BUILD YOUR . . .
MLS# 4782595 - HOBBY FARMS - 80 ACRES
BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE, LARGE ACREAGE FOR SALE! 80 ACRES WITH AMAZING VIEWS, TILLABLE ACREAGE, FOREST LAND AND MORE. MANY DIFFERENT USES POSSIBLE: FARMING, HOBBY FARM, . . .
MLS# 50153053 - HOBBY FARMS - 33.51 ACRES
GREAT SPREAD OF LAND MOSTLY OPEN AND UNDER CULTIVATION (CERTIFIED ORGANIC LAND) CURRENTLY BEING LEASED ON A YR. TO YR. BASIS. GREAT LOCATION JUST WEST OF THE VALLEY WITH . . .
MLS# 1754931 - HOBBY FARMS - 7.38 ACRES
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ON THIS BEAUTIFUL 7.38 AC PARCEL, WITH EASY ACCESS TO 18/151. THIS PARCEL OFFERS AN EXCELLENT BUILDING SITE FOR WALK OUT LOWER LEVEL WITH SOUTHERN . . .
MLS# 1747853 - HOBBY FARMS - 22 ACRES
HILLTOP SITE WITH WESTERN TO NORTH WESTERN EXPOSURE. PLAT IS NOT A SURVEY; ACREAGE APPROXIMATE. ZONED AG1 TRANSITION. CAN BRING ANIMALS FOR HOBBY FARM, WAS IN CRP, COULD . . .
MLS# 4748877 - HOBBY FARMS - 23.6 ACRES
BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY NEAR RED WING 23+ ACRES WOULD BE A GREAT HOBBY FARM WITH P9SSIBILITY TO SPLIT. ALSO HAS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF 1+ ACRE LOTS. ZONED . . .
MLS# 4653323 - HOBBY FARMS - 40 ACRES
THIS 40 ACRE PROPERTY COULD BE FARMED AGAIN OR HAS GREAT BUILDING SITES WITH GREAT VIEWS TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE OR HOBBY FARM. LAND HAS BEEN IN CRP AND FOR THE LAST SEVERAL . . .
MLS# 50164766 - HOBBY FARMS - 16.03 ACRES
BEAUTIFUL VACANT LAND WITH OUTBUILDINGS ON A ROLLING HILL! A ROLLING HILL WITH AN AWESOME VIEW ON THIS 16+ ACRE PROPERTY WOULD BE THE PERFECT PLACE TO BUILD YOUR DREAM . . .
MLS# 4764262 - HOBBY FARMS - 40 ACRES
GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BUY 40 ACRES OF WHICH 30 ACRES ARE WOODED WITH 10 ACRES OF PASTURE/TILLABLE. HUNT DEER, BEAR & TURKEY. TRAILS THROUGHOUT, PONDS, BORDERED BY . . .
MLS# 4824713 - HOBBY FARMS - 16.81 ACRES
WOODED, OPEN PARCEL LOCATED JUST EAST OF THE ST CROIX RIVER. 15 MINUTES TO STILLWATER. SOMERSET ADDRESS BUT OSCEOLA SCHOOL DISTRICT. OPEN BUILDER, NO COVENANTS. CANOE . . .
MLS# 4770712 - WATERFRONT HOBBY FARMS - 120 ACRES
120 ACRES OF GORGEOUS LAND WITH 40 ACRES OF HAYFIELD AND 80 ACRES OF WOODED LAND WITH THE POPLAR RIVER RUNNING THRU THE BACK 40 ACRES.THIS PROPERTY IS LOADED WITH DEER . . .
MLS# 4792816 - HOBBY FARMS - 37 ACRES
FARMLAND FOR SALE! 37 TILLABLE ACRES WITH AMAZING VIEWS. USE FOR FARMING CROPS, HOBBY FARM, OR PERSONAL USE. CURRENTLY BEING TILLED. QUICK ACCESS TO I94 IF NEEDED.
MLS# 4800054 - WATERFRONT HOBBY FARMS - 55.35 ACRES
BEAUTIFUL SETTING! OVER 1500 FEET OF CHIPPEWA RIVER FRONTAGE AND 55 ACRES OF GREAT HUNTING LAND. APPROXIMATELY 20 ACRES IS TILLABLE AND IT IS SET BACK HIDDEN FROM THE . . .
MLS# 4784796 - HOBBY FARMS - 35.42 ACRES
OVER 35 ACRES NEAR GLENWOOD CITY, WI. GREAT MIX OF OPEN AND WOODED LAND. EXCELLENT DEER AND TURKEY HUNTING. EXCELLENT BUILDING SITES WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS FOR MILES. 5 . . .
MLS# 4820762 - WATERFRONT HOBBY FARMS - 11.69 ACRES
ONE OF A KIND HEAVILY WOODED 11.69 ACRE LOT ON BUSHNELL LAKE. BUILD DREAM HOME OR HOBBY FARM. MIX OF WOODS PLUS 2.5 ACRE OPEN AREAS FOR PASTURE OR CROPS. ABUNDANCE OF . . .
MLS# 1798930 - HOBBY FARMS - 20 ACRES
JUST A SHORT DISTANCE FROM VERONA, FITCHBURG AND MADISON THIS BEAUTIFUL 20 ACRE PARCEL WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS IS PERFECT FOR BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME OR THE HOBBY FARM . . .
MLS# 4842727 - HOBBY FARMS - 11.36 ACRES
CHECK OUT THIS BEAUTIFUL VIEW JUST EAST OF RIVER FALLS. WOULD MAKE A GREAT HOBBY FARM OR HUNTING PROPERTY. LOTS OF DEER & WILD TURKEY. POLE SHED AND LIVESTOCK . . .
MLS# 1786014 - HOBBY FARMS - 5.36 ACRES
BRING YOUR BUILDER AND CREATE YOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM DREAM HOME ON THIS EXPANSIVE 5.36 ACRE PARCEL LOCATED IN A PICTURESQUE SERENE COUNTRY SETTING BUT WITH EASY . . .
MLS# 1792255 - HOBBY FARMS - 5.51 ACRES
START BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME HERE. THE LIFESTYLE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS YOURS TO HAVE ON THIS WONDERFUL 5.51 ACRE OPEN LAND. WITH 1 ACRE OF WOODED LAND AND THE . . .
MLS# 4813951 - HOBBY FARMS - 8.89 ACRES
8+ ACRES WITH 6 ACRES TILLABLE AND A NEWER POLE SHED. GREAT LOCATION TO START A HOBBY FARM. THIS IS ON OF THOSE UNIQUE PROPERTIES. DON'T HESITATE!!!
MLS# 4807309 - HOBBY FARMS - 6 ACRES
BEAUTIFUL 6 ACRE LOT IN BIG RIVER ESTATES. PRODUCTIVE SOIL HERE, HAS BEEN FARMED FOR SEVERAL YEARS. BRING YOUR HORSES, THIS IS A PERFECT SPOT FOR A HOBBY FARM! DRIVEWAY . . .
MLS# 4763180 - HOBBY FARMS - 10 ACRES
NICE 10 ACRE PARCEL WITH GOOD BUILDING SITE JUST WEST OF FREDERIC. LAND IS HALF TILLABLE AND A GREAT SITE FOR A HOBBY FARM AND/OR RECREATION.
MLS# 4846684 - HOBBY FARMS - 10.15 ACRES
A GREAT SPOT TO BUILD YOUR FUTURE HOBBY FARM OR GET-AWAY CABIN! LEVEL AND MOSTLY OPEN LAND THAT IS LESS THAN 5 MILES FROM TOWN.
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Before deciding whether hobby farming is right for you, it is necessary to have a clear understanding of what a hobby farm actually is. A hobby farm is a small scale farming operation not intended to be a primary source of income for its owners. Frequently, hobby farms are operated by individuals who have other significant sources of income such as full-time employment, retirement income, and/or other significant investments. Hobby farms can be engaged in the raising of livestock, the cultivation of crops, or both. Hobby farmers are different from homesteaders. Homesteaders are typically farmers with the main goal being self-sufficiency, often operating on a very lean budget.
Hobby farming is a terrific way for retirees to spend their golden years; it can also be a great second career for people looking for something more fulfilling in their lives aside from their daily 9:00 - 5:00 jobs. While hobby farms do not necessarily make an income, there can be financial rewards associated with operating a hobby farm with a little bit of luck and a successful business model.
Hobby farmers in Wisconsin focus on a wide variety of crops and animals. From small, independent dairies generating specialty cheeses to vineyards with small wineries, Wisconsin hobby farms come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Existing hobby farms can be utilized, but it is also possible to buy cleared land that is appropriately zones for hobby farming to build your own farm from the ground up. Before embarking on the adventure that is buying and establishing your very own hobby farm, there are a multitude of considerations that must be made:
Consider what livestock or crops you would like to raise as a hobby farmer. What type of farming might be best suited for the climate where you would like to locate? What will your target market for sales of your chickens, cheeses, honey or argula look like? Is there a demand for your prospective product in the area where you are looking to establish your hobby farm? See what type of hobby farm land might be available in the area you have identified.
2. Develop your plan
Sit down and write out a one year business plan for your hobby farm. While this document may need to change and adapt throughout the year, this will give you a guideline as you progress through your first year of hobby farming. You should include an initial budget in this planning process.
3. Check out parcels of land
Visits parcels of hobby farming land in the area where you are looking to establish your hobby farm. Existing hobby farms may already be for sale. Or, vacant parcels of land in ideal locations may be utilized as hobby farms if zoned properly. Enlist the help of a real estate professional in your search for the perfect parcel of land for your hobby farm. The agents at LandBin.com can help you identify and obtain your perfect parcel of hobby farming land here in the Wisconsin market. Make sure that the acreage of the land is appropriate for your intended use of it. Buying too much land for your hobby farm can be as much of a mistake as buying too little as it will be difficult and costly to maintain this additional property. Taxes and insurance on larger parcels can also be crippling if you obtain too much acreage for your hobby farm business.
4. Do your homework
Before purchasing any parcel of land, make sure you complete your due diligence. If you are planning to build structures on the property, are there are zoning or building restrictions that will impact your plan? Make sure you have a certified home and building inspector take a look at any existing structures on your prospective property to check for latent defects that might not be visible on your initial walk-throughs of the property. There is nothing worse than buying an old farm house or other farm building that requires numerous costly repairs shortly after you buy it.
5. Check on the water supply
Having access to a proven source of water is critical when establishing any farming operation. Livestock and plants need water to live and having to obtain water elsewhere will be a costly and burdensome endeavor.
6. Re-check your budget
Hire professional legal and financial advisors to take a look at your business model and the land you are intending to buy to make sure that it will fit in with your budget. The costs of development can be unexpectedly high, particularly if you have not analyzed all the nuances of this process. While you may think some things such as utility hook-up should be straight-forward and relatively easy, there can be numerous hidden fees and sub-contractors that need to be paid throughout this process. Advisors can also double check issues such as zoning restrictions, environmental regulations, and easements on your prospective property to make sure that you will not be limited in your intended use of the land.
7. Talk with the local crowd
Take a look at the local markets to make that your intended hobby farm will fit in. Make sure you like the neighbors. If the farmhouse on the property is adjacent to a landfill, chances are you won't be too happy in that location. Are hospitals, post offices, banks, grocery stores, schools, and libraries accessible from your prospective land? Even if these issues are not important to you, they may be important to the next buyer of the property, so don't lose sight of them.
8. Consider re-sale
While you may be intending to live on your hobby farm for the next forty years of your life, keep in mind that plans change. Consider whether your hobby farm land will be able to hold its value over the long haul in the event you have to re-sell the property earlier than you expect.
9. Refuse to settle
Don't just jump at the first opportunity you come across. Take your time with the process and make sure that you are satisfied that your purchase of hobby farm land is ideal for you. This is an enormous investment and chances are you will need to live with your choice for a very, very long time. Rural property can be more difficult to sell quickly than urban parcels, so make sure you are truly happy with your purchase.
10. Insure Yourself
Insurance can help protect you and your family in the event of a catastrophe, so make sure you obtain as much of it as you can reasonably afford for your hobby farm property.
Hobby farming in Wisconsin can be a difficult, challenging endeavor; however, there is also a tremendous amount of personal satisfaction that accompanies operating your own farming endeavor. Whether you intend to sell your products in a local market, on just operate a hobby farm for the pure enjoyment of it, hobby farming can give you a sense of self-accomplishment and pride the way few endeavors can. Be flexible as you start on this journey. Sometimes your business plan must change as you learn about the ins and outs of farming life in the region where you decide to establish your hobby farm. Accept the challenges and, most importantly, enjoy the journey that is hobby farming in the great state of Wisconsin!