How did you hear about Farm Link?
Land Area500+ acres
How many acres are available for agricultural productionAll
Current UseHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Water SourcesPond/Lake, Stream/Large creek, Well, Other
Please elaborate on the water source(s):Developed springs
Are water rights available to these sources?Yes
What are the soil types on your property?Sandy loams and shale
Please describe the available housing:A 1996 double wide trailer house with a 2 stall garage.
Structures/EquipmentBarn or shed for produce, livestock, or equipment storage, Animal pens, Other fencing, Tractor or other tools, Electricity, Other
Please further describe the structures or equipment that are availableHeated shop
Land TenureOpen 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:We are willing to mentor someone that is open minded and willing to do things the ways that we have successfully done on our ranches. At the same time would be open to suggestions that would benefit both parties.
Are you currently living on the farm or ranch?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)
Please summarize your long-term goals regarding your land:We would like to see all of our dreams and plans become a reality and to be able to pass that along to someone that would have the same passion. We are always looking at new opportunities to expand or to make our ranch more profitable. We are never satisfied with things the way they are, we are always trying to change things to improve upon them. As we get older we have more resources to utilize but our ambition is less and our backs are weaker and we would look forward to somebody young to bring back what we are lacking.
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, Retirement planning
Please attach any photos of your farm, infrastructure, or land
Do you intend to remain on the land?Yes