Kay Gelfling wrote:What might be a good way to find an Otis in my area? It's true that I would love to find somebody to potentially buy land from in a few years, but as that might be hard to find, I would be happy to find an Otis to learn stuff from! Maybe there is an Otis near me who would want a respectful, interested person to give advice to? Maybe I could help with some chores in exchange. But where to look? Is it time for another "good idea, bad idea"? Thanks for any advice. :)
Try these resources. They're mostly for the east coast but may help you organize your thinking about how to find a local Otis.
Slow Money Investors
Connects investors to local food systems and small food enterprises.
These are my area's but they may help you organize.
Dirt Capital Partners https://www.dirtpartners.com/
Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT https://iroquoisvalleyfarms.com/
Local Farm Funds https://www.localfarmsfund.com/
I'd also recommend looking for Land Conservancy in your area. And do connect with your local University Cooperative Extension. You may additionally have a farm and farmer matching service in your area similar to ours in the Hudson Valley. Here's the link to my profile, for example; https://hudsonvalleyfarmlandfinder.org/find-a-farmer/farmer/2473