If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own farmland but aren’t sure where to start looking, look no further than Southwest Missouri Realty. Perhaps you already know what kind of land you’re in need of, or perhaps you’re on the hunt for any amount of land to start a homestead. Either way, Southwest Missouri Realty can introduce you to plenty of acreage for sale in the area that put you on track to making your country living dreams come true.
Missouri has a long history as a farming state and is home to more than 100,000 farms. Almost 300,000 of Missouri’s six million residents are employed as farmers; either owning a farm or working for an agribusiness. Missouri is also famous for its wine. With over 100 wineries, farmers looking to grow grapes for niche micro-wineries are also more than happy to purchase acreage for sale in Missouri.
Some of the biggest cash crops in Missouri include corn, soybeans, cotton, wheat, and rice. Many individuals choose to grow all of their vegetables in Missouri. Everything from squash to onions to tomatoes grows well in Missouri soil. Homesteaders find it easy to grow the vegetables they need for the year and either freeze or can the fresh vegetables they can’t keep. Growing Farmer’s Markets in the Springfield, MO area also make it easy for homesteaders and farmers alike to sell their fresh produce to the community. Much of the acreage for sale in Southwest Missouri is perfect for farming the crops sold at Farmer’s Markets and in local grocery stores.
If you’re wanting to raise animals on your farm as well, join the ranks of others in the same boat. Cattle and calves, poultry and eggs, as well as milk and dairy all take up a large amount of the market value for Missouri farms, according to the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service. If you’ve always imagined waking up before the sun to milk the cows, then Missouri would be a great place to take advantage of all of the acreage for sale.
Plenty of Missouri families choose to homestead. Because the land is plentiful and the soil is rich, it isn’t necessary to have large farm equipment or an extensive background in farming to be a successful homesteader. Living off of the land can be as easy as planting a diverse garden in your yard and raising a few chickens and cows for eggs and dairy. If you’re looking to simplify your life, Southwest Missouri is the place to be and there is plenty of acreage for sale. People in the area are focused on family values and living life to the fullest, so if you’re looking to simplify you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people.
Southwest Missouri is home to a wealth of valuable acreage for sale. Whether you’re looking to start a commercial farm or simply live off of the land, there is certainly a plot of land available that you’ll be happy to call home (or work)! The realtors at Southwest Missouri Realty would be happy to help you find the perfect piece of land. Contact us today!