How did you hear about Farm Link?
A friend recommended you
Land Area41-100 acres
How many acres are available for agricultural production80 acres
Current UseGrain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Other
Please elaborate on what the property is currently being used for:60 acres has been planted to barley .. last year we left part of it fallow as we intended to put in alfalfa. Approximately 5 acres are home and venue.
Water SourcesNone, Other
Please elaborate on the water source(s):we have water rights to a spring fed, year round creek for animals.
Are water rights available to these sources?no
What are the soil types on your property?I have information from the previous farmer available.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher?Yes
Please elaborate on your willingness to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher:i do not have knowledge in farming or animal husbandry. My son who lives on the property too has experience in IE and other ranching. We would like to be active with the farmer and I would like to learn from the farmer.
Are you currently living on the farm or ranch?Yes
Do you intend to remain on the land?Yes
In your judgment, which crops/agricultural purposes are best suited to your land and which would you support on your land?Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Please elaborate on the crops/agricultural purposes that are best suited to your land:Barley has been the previous crop. I would like to put in alfalfa but am open to other crops. We also grazed cattle in 2015. The people we rented to had hot wired the area. I would like to farm flowers also.
Please summarize your long-term goals regarding your land:We have a wedding venue on the property .. Foster Creek Farm .. this is our main source of income so farming will need to work with our schedule as much as possible. This is wonderful farm land and we intend to keep farming it. We found that our acreage is too small for the local contract farmers who farm hundreds of acres for our neighbors.
What kind of additional training/information would help you with the transfer process? Please check all that apply and feel free to elaborate below.Tax management/planning, Business management, Marketing (local market connections), Production
Please further describe the structures or equipment that are availableWe would be open to furnishing hook-ups to a couple who have an RV they would like to live in.