Finding a farm house to rent. As you review auction notices, also keep an eye on the obituaries. Many farmer families find that their children are not interested in taking over farm ground. As aging farmers pass on, their widows and widowers may not want to keep up with the work of farming or stay on the home place alone. Review Craigslist and check out notice boards in local businesses of small towns, particularly privately owned grocery stores or local co-ops and hardware stores. You might find a posting on a bulletin board of a farmhouse for rent. Google searching, or using a realtor can also be an option.