Northern Illinois Farmland Opportunity for a Grazier

Landowner Nina Langoussis came across our farmlink website and described it as a “godsend.” 

Nina is on the lookout for partners or tenants to graze livestock on her land and is hopeful that networking through the Northeast Illinois FarmLink community might surface the right connections. Her 113 acres are located in Rockton, Illinois, about 20 miles north of Rockford. Her regenerative goals for her farm are part of a larger vision Nina has of a contiguous corridor of habitat and sustainably farmed land between the Sugar and Rock Rivers. 

She is hopeful her land will be the right opportunity for a grazier looking to start their operation, expand their herd size, or contract graze for added forage.

Of her 113 acres, 90 can be used for grazing. Around two-thirds of those 90 acres are restored prairie, and one-third is in pasture. The pastureland has a fair amount of fencing in place that would need work to be tight again but could be functional in its current condition. There is also a grove of mature black locust trees on the property that can be turned into fence posts for fence repair or expansion. A house, old dairy barn, and a couple smaller structures sit near the front of the property where there is electricity and water access. Water would need to be transported elsewhere on the property.

dexter cattle on pasture   sugar prairie wildlife corridor