If you are considering purchasing a farm near Charlottesville or any of the surrounding counties you may be contemplating having a horse or two, maybe some chickens perhaps planting a vineyard. Ten acres would probably be plenty of land for that but you’ve just fallen for a house on 250 acres of pasture and woods with good fencing all set up for grazing cattle and making hay. You never imagined having to take care of so much land. Where would you start?

This is actually a quite common question and the answer is a win-win in most cases. Agriculture is still the most prevalent industry in these counties and most of it is handled by generational farm families that farm their own land and lease out additional land from property owners who are happy to have their property well cared for and even have some income while qualifying for land use taxation. The lessee is typically responsible for maintaining the land, fertilizing when necessary and maintaining fencing and farm roads and they have the machinery and knowledge to do that well. The property owner can farm vicariously from their porch and will often maintain a portion of the property themselves for any projects they have in mind. One needn’t be intimidated by too much land. Chances are the farmer in place would like to stay in place and pay you for the privilege.

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