Organic Sustainable and Regenerative Farms
Many farmers who are concerned about climate change and the long-term viability of their farmland are choosing to adopt safer practices than most modern farms use. These environmentally-conscious practices include organic farming, sustainable farming, and regenerative farming. Whether you’re an established farmer looking to expand your operation to include more sustainable farming practices or you’re new to farming and not sure where to start, our experienced real estate agents can answer all your questions. Give us a call today about the best properties for organic, sustainable, or regenerative farming!
Organic Farming – Healthier Foods, Healthier Ecosystems
Organic farming does not use animal antibiotics, GMOs, or chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Because of this, choosing to farm organically greatly reduces the negative impact of agriculture on the soil, water, and air, and ensures that your products are healthy and safe for everyone. Since organic farming uses agronomic, biological, and mechanical solutions rather than chemicals when possible, we can help you to find the best site to nurture whatever you plan to grow or raise. We’re proud to offer a range of properties at different price points that are perfectly situated for the next organic farm – and with our decades of expertise helping organic farmers across Virginia, we can help you find the perfect property to meet your needs.
Sustainable Farming – Ensuring Farming’s Long-term Viability
The focus of sustainable farming is on maintaining the health and well-being of the farmland and of the greater community. In order to do this, sustainable farming has three main tenets: the farm must be profitable; it must support a high quality of life for the farmer, farm employees, and the greater community; and it must use ecologically sound practices. Sustainable farming and organic farming both avoid farming practices that degrade the environment, but some organic farming practices would not be used in sustainable farming as they are not considered to be ideal for the environment.
Regenerative Farming – Farming to Fight Climate Change
Regenerative farming is spreading across Virginia with the growing concern about climate change. Regenerative farming is one of the best tools we have to fight climate change, as it allows us to capture carbon dioxide in the air and store it in the soil where it won’t function as a greenhouse gas. In order to do this, regenerative farm practices go beyond organic farming and sustainable farming techniques. For instance, regenerative farming does not include any of the natural pesticides or fertilizers frequently used in organic farming. And while sustainable farming techniques aim to preserve the health of the ecosystem, regenerative farming actually improves the health of the environment by minimizing the effects of previous chemical usage, aggressive tillage, and erosion. Since regenerative farming requires careful attention to the land and natural systems, it is crucial to work with a real estate agent who knows the right questions to ask – and the answers to look for – to pick the right property. If you’re interested in starting a regenerative farm and have some questions or need guidance on picking a location, we’re here to help.
Virginia is known for its fertile soil and moderate climate – a farmer’s dream. Every piece of farmland is unique, with its own particular advantages and limitations. Our agents have decades of experience working with farmers, and can help steer you in the right direction based on your budget and your goals for your farm. Whether you’re interested in organic, sustainable, or regenerative farming, we can guide you through the process!
The Farms listed on this website are all over 30 acres. If you are interested in farms with less acreage please call us, 877-646-8800.