A farm land refers to a land used for agriculture that is suitable for both crops and livestock. If you are on a lookout for a farmland for sale but have no or least clue about ideal farm lands then here are some checkout points to help you decide over final bargain. There are many factors that make a land suitable for farming, cattle breeding and grazing. Features like geographical location, soil, climate and water availability are to be determined to decide over good or ideal farm land for sale. You should do a critical examination of the farm land for sale to know its innate value.Be clear of your aspirations Buying decision is primarily based on the aim of buying a farm land. Either you want to grow any crops after retirement and find contend or you aim for a business and looking for specialized cultivation or commercial farming. If you want to do specialized cultivation, then check on the climate and soil and water availability required for that particular crop. Some crops may need water scantily while some need it in abundance.Do a field survey of farm land for sale Never buy a farm land on its heard and read values unless you yourself visit and see it with your eyes. Take into account size of the land, type of land (flat, levelled or steep etc), soil quality and size of water body if any nearby. Farm land with valleys and ravines is not suitable for farming.Soil survey of land and surrounding areas Good black and loose soil is preferable for growing crops. Grass is essential for cattle grazing. Soil should be checked about 2-3 feet deep throughout the land and not only on select patches. If you find rocky land beneath, it may be appropriate for certain crops, but limestone just beneath the soil surface cause difficult plantation for cash crops grown on large scale. Not only should the farm land in question but of the surrounding areas be viewed, if harmful chemicals from nearby factories are reaching from the ground below or water body towards the farm land you want to buy and effecting the crop grown and health of cattle.Inexpensive irrigation Nothing is best as an inexpensive irrigation facility to your farm land for sale. A beauty of a good farm land is its cost effective irrigation facility. Either you have a nearby river, spring or lagoon etc to meet the water demand or else you have to dig out for high power tube wells to meet the demand which may cost you much depending upon the water level of the area.The buying decision should be taken if the farm land for sale meet all your specific needs otherwise the whole purpose could be a failure.