Land Area11-40 acres
Current UseHay & Forage
Please elaborate on current farming/ranching practicesPesticide/herbicide application, integrated pest management
For the past 2 years we have pastured 16 yearling heifers from May through October. We'd like to hand the use of the land to a renter/lease 15 acres
Water SourcesIrrigation system, Other
Please elaborate on the water source(s):Pump and underground main line
wheel move, hand line, K line
Irrigation water and equipment would be available to renter/lease
What are the soil types on your property?Quality soil, excellent drainage
Please describe the available housing:There is a rental home and yard which should be kept in reasonable condition.
Structures/EquipmentBarn or shed for produce, livestock, or equipment storage, Other
Please further describe the structures or equipment that are availableOlder woodshed/storage shed
Older 2 car garage
New fencing/good gates
Transition ArrangementsCropshare, Lease, Partnership
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher?Yes
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:Christmas trees, berries, nursery/ornamental, vineyard, aquaculture, a milking cow or a couple of pigs for personal use would be okay, but not on a large scale.
Over grazing and noxious weed neglect are not permitted on the land and need to be addressed in accordance with state law
Please summarize your long-term goals regarding your land:We have a home/gardens/orchard/vineyard on about 5 acres. The remainder of the 20 acres is currently in irrigated pasture and would be available to a renter for lease. We retired to this property and built our home at the back of the property. The original house and about 15 acres are available for rent/lease. We are not looking to sell at this time.
We'd like to see the land well maintained and responsibly used employing sound agricultural practices. This is our retirement home and the land we would like to lease surrounds us on 3 sides. The view is awesome!
We are most interested in care of the land. We are not seeking a lot of profit but are looking to offset our expenses -e.g. taxes on rental land, electric for pump and irrigation water.