For Partnership: 60 acres in Marion County, 5 miles away to Salem


I am looking for a full time farm manager to help start a farm, not only as an employee, but also as a partner, not only get paid, but also share profits. I hope farm managers can work wholeheartedly, who have the ability and experience, can help me make plan, manage employees, open up the market.
so we can work together to create a co-owned farm business.

I bought the farm last year, it is 60 acres, approximately 50 acres in irrigated pasture and hay(lease to a dairy company, One-year lease, so we can use 6 acres for now, more for the future ). This farm is certified organic since 2003 by Global Organic Alliance.

At present, the farm is still preparing. Once there is a suitable partner and plan, the farm project can be started.

I have not planned in detail, for short term goals, I want to plant some leafy greens and keep some poultry, maybe a few specialty crops. For long term goals, I want to establish a profitable CSA/working relationship with local chefs, maybe offer permaculture courses. 6 acres is only a temporary plan, it can be expanded next year if things go well, the goal is whole 60 acres, or maybe more in the future.

I used to be a criminal defense lawyer in Beijing, it is a tough job, especially in China. I want to do some better work, and I am concerned about food safety and health, so I decided to set up an organic farm one day. After that, I learned about Sir Albert Howard’s indore method, Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming, and Bill Mollison’s permaculture.

I think, if organic agriculture movements always depends on selfless dedication, It will not really succeed, it need to be successful in business. So I want to set up a profitable permaculture farm, It can be used as a demonstration site for education and tourism.

So, If you are entrepreneurial thinkers, business minded and driven. and want to start a farm, tell me about your plan. I think we have a good chance of cooperation

P.S. I think the manager is best to live on the land, but for now, there is only one small house on the farm for my family. So I think, as a temporary solution, the manager needs to rent in the neighborhood for a while, until the farm house is set up.

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Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

vegetable and fruit, maybe chickens. don't lose money

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

CSA and farm tour, maybe vineyard. profitble

Current Use

approximately 50 acres in irrigated pasture and hay(lease to a dairy company, One-year lease)

Available Water / Irrigation

water right for 62.7 acres. Well and a creek. Priority date:1950

Soil Type / Quality

Soils are 21.8% class II McAlpine silty clay loam and Santiam silt loam with 78.2% class III Holcomb silt loam and Wapato silty clay loam according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Web Soil Survey

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Exclusive Farm Use(EFU)

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County: Marion

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 60

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 6

Date Property is Available: July 6, 2017

Possible Business Arrangements: Partnership

Date when this listing was created: July 10, 2017

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Certified Organic

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Season Extension

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Flowers, Grain, Herbs, Hogs, Horses, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Rabbits, Vegetables, Vineyard

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No

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