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Why Hire a Land Agent Rather Than a Residential Realtor?

What's the advantage of working with a land agent when purchasing land? We walk you through the special expertise - and connections - land agents...

Buying land: What the experts have taught us

We're looking back at some of the best expert advice we've received about buying rural land in celebration of Rethink:Rural's one-year birthday.

How to get access rights to land

Don't buy a property if you can't get the right of access you need. A land agent explains different types of land access and how to get access...

How many acres do you need to raise cattle?

We talk to grass-farming food activist Nick Ball about how many acres you need to raise cattle.

How Many Acres Do You Need for Hunting Land?

We talk to hunting enthusiast and Realtor Brent Messerschmidt about the ideal features and number of acres needed for hunting land for deer,...

How Many Acres Do You Need to Board Horses?

Kentucky horse farming management expert Ron Wallace explains how many acres of land you need to raise or board horses.

How many acres do I need for an outdoor retreat?

The owners of a mountain bike getaway talk about how they found the property of their dreams and made it work for their retreat. 

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How many acres do you need for a CSA?

We talk to the expert in market gardening and micro-farming, Jean-Martin Fortier, who brings in six figures a year on his 1.5 acres.

How big is an acre of land? | Rethink Rural Blog

A lot of people don't know how big an acre really is, so on this The Rural Rules video, we show you the exact size of an acre.

The Rural Rules teaches how to buy country land

Introducing our educational video series, which features an insider's guide to buying and owning rural land.