Land Area1-5 acres
Current UseLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Water SourcesIrrigation system
Are water rights available to these sources?yes
What are the soil types on your property?34—Desmet loam, 0 to 2 percent slopes
Structures/EquipmentBarn or shed for produce, livestock, or equipment storage, Other fencing, Electricity
Transition ArrangementsCropshare, Lease, Partnership, 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 farming or ranching experience.
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?Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Please summarize your long-term goals regarding your land:I would very much like to see the land put to beneficial use in a responsible way. In addition to the small orchard I've planted, we added poultry in 2016. The current renters have pastured llamas for the last two years and otherwise, it's currently growing weeds and feeding a couple llamas.
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, Financing options (loans, etc.), Business management, Financial management, Decision making, Specializations (organic, sustainable)
Do you intend to remain on the land?Yes
Please elaborate on the crops/agricultural purposes that are best suited to your land:A community vegetable garden, hops library, or rotating crops with livestock seem extremely reasonable ideas.
Please describe the available housing:The rental (2Bdrm Trailer w/expanded Living Room) is going to be available March 2017 before the growing season begins.
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