FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2006
Farms.com Acquires LandMarketer.com
February 7, 2006, Toronto, Ontario (Canadian International Farm Equipment Show) - Farms.com is pleased to announce the acquisition of LandMarketer.com. Farms.com Ltd. is a leading provider of innovative agricultural and agri-food related information products and services. LandMarketer.com is an organization dedicated to marketing substantial sized rural and farm properties across North America and around the world for its members.
“This is an excellent addition to the Farms.com portfolio of companies as well as the Farms.com portal,” says Joe Dales, Vice President of Farms.com. “Farmland is a valuable commodity, but only to a small percentage of the population – however, a large portion of that target market is likely already using Farms.com services / products, including the Farms.com portal. This acquisition places Farms.com in a unique position to meet the needs of the farmers and agribusinesses, and the Real Estate community."
LandMarketer.com is dedicated to marketing farm properties across North America and around the world. Whether farmers and agribusinesses are buying or selling properties, the LandMarketer.com website brings interested parties together and offers a number of value added services. Real Estate Agent members can manage their listings on-line; access detailed current and historical data on farm property listings by either “active”, “sold” or “off market”; and prepare custom email or printed portfolios of property information for clients.
Adding increased value to the LandMarketer user base are farm-specific Business Professionals in areas such as financial planning, legal services, and lending. LandMarketer acts as a referral liaison between Real Estate Sales People and Agricultural Business Professionals, assisting in relationship building and increasing business opportunities within a very specialized niche market.
The LandMarketer.com website currently features over 400 active farm properties, representing close to 200,000 acres. The properties cover a wide spectrum of farming activities from Hobby Farms to Hog Farms, and Greenhouses to Vineyards. The total value of active farms properties for sale is over $315 million, at an average price of just under $800,000. To learn more about LandMarketer.com, to list a property, or to become a Real Estate or Business member, please visit www.LandMarketer.com.
Farms.com Ltd. is a leading provider of innovative information products and services, with software solutions for the global agriculture and food industries. Farms.com can be accessed through its internationally recognized agriculture information portal, which has business services and resources for the 12,000-plus agribusiness professionals and livestock and crop producers who use it each day for business services and resources. The Farms.com family includes AgCareers.com -- the leading human resources website for the agriculture and food industry; and PigCHAMP, Inc. (www.pigchamp.com) -- the leading swine industry software and knowledge management company. Farms.com operates across North America with offices in Ames, Iowa; Clinton, North Carolina; Fresno, California; and London, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit: www.Farms.com.
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