Finding the Perfect Agricultural Farmland [4 Factors to Consider]

Finding the perfect agricultural farmland that matches your preferences shouldn’t be too hard. You just have to look out for the factors that satisfy your needs and preferences so that you’re sure to benefit in the long run. Knowing what you want to do with it can also bring your plans to fruition, significantly increasing your chances of finding the right property for sale.

If it happens to be your first time taking on this task, chances are you have little to no knowledge about the factors you need to take into account. To help you get started, we’ve listed the most crucial factors to consider when purchasing farmland:

Soil Nutrient Contents

Will the farmland’s soil be able to accommodate the resources you plan to grow on it? For this reason, you first need to assess the health of the land itself. You’ll want to ask the seller what the land was used for, as this will help you gauge if the area has been previously enriched with fertilizers or perhaps mangled by pesticides. Should the former be the case, you have nothing to worry about as it likely carries all of the necessary components to grow healthy crops and plants. 

On the other hand, if it was used for other purposes, you may want to consider looking for another seller—your resources may not grow due to the lack of nutrients or perhaps be affected by the toxic materials already lingering in the soil.

Water Source

Apart from the soil’s health, you should also consider looking into the farmland’s natural water source. Does it have its stream? Are there enough watering systems to accommodate your future crops and vegetation? This will also play a role in your plans to have a ranch for your horses and other animals since they will need their own supply of water to stay healthy and thriving.

Land Size

Think about what you’re planning to do with the farmland and analyze if your current option is enough to put those plans into reality. Land that is too small may be disadvantageous if you’re planning to grow many crops. It might not provide you with enough space to produce resources, making it a terrible foundation for your plans. For instance, a small farm will also hinder you from having a barn, as you won’t accommodate livestock.


People usually do not mind driving for hours just to get to their destination, which holds true for your harm. However, it shouldn’t take you an entire day just to reach the area. Private farmlands are usually offroad, which allows you to have a few hours of peace. 

If the distance limits your ability to reach other stores and amenities needed for your farm tasks, then this will, later on, become a full-blown problem for supplies and maintenance needs. 


Picking the right farmland is just a matter of knowing whether or not it fits your agricultural plans. While the price itself will definitely have a role in your decision, the soil nutrients, water source, size, and accessibility towards its location should also be deciding factors to consider. Sort out your options and determine whether all your preferences can be met—only then can you proceed with your purchase.

If you wish to buy a farm that fits all your preferences, we at Future Forest Properties may just have what you’re looking for. Our licensed salespeople and experienced brokers are well-versed in assessing, marketing, and selling land throughout New York. Reach out to us today!