How did you hear about Farm Link?
Through my county extension agent
Land Area11-40 acres
How many acres are available for agricultural productionapproximately 10 - 15 acres
Please elaborate on what the property is currently being used for:Personal use: flower and vegetable gardens, fruit trees, bee hives, horse grazing, and bird & wildlife habitat.
Current PracticesConventional, Other
Water SourcesPond/Lake, Stream/Large creek
Are water rights available to these sources?Yes
What are the soil types on your property?soils are rocky and productive.
145A - Farmland of statewide importance. Fairway sodic-Overwich Complex, 0 - 2% slope
Structures/EquipmentBarn or shed for produce, livestock, or equipment storage, Animal pens, Other fencing, Electricity
Land TenureLease, Open to other arrangements
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher?No
Please elaborate on your willingness to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher:I have no knowledge of commercial agricultural practices.
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?Hay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Please summarize your long-term goals regarding your land:I've lived on my farm for 30 yrs, and plan to be here for another 30. I'm an avid gardener, bird-watcher, and conservationist; just no longer use the farm for kids and their horses, goats, and chickens. I maintain fences, barns, and manage weeds in my pasture and woodland but recognize the land needs a purpose - one compatible with river-bottom wildlife, extraordinary bird habitat, and sustainable agriculture - and a partnering steward to help keep the place healthy and productive. I have a personal interest in supporting sustainable agriculture. I've used a light hand with chemicals to control cheat grass, thistles, houndstongue, and other weeds and want a similarly light hand in the next operator. I'm open to organic practices that proactively control noxious weeds. I have prolific vegetable/fruit/flower gardens, and well-established pear and pie cherry, along with new peach, plum, and apricot trees so I know the land is generous and productive. I'm on a significant secondary paved road near town so location is potentially ideal for retail farm stand or greenhouse, with a 1800 sf shop available to leasee. The Bitterroot River runs through west side of farm.
Please attach any photos of your farm, infrastructure, or land
Please elaborate on current farming/ranching practiceshave sprayed to control noxious weeds in past years. Have not sprayed since 2019 and don't plan to again anytime soon.
Please further describe the structures or equipment that are availableThe 1800 sq ft shop is well located for food processing and a small market as its located facing a well-traveled road.