Partnership or Creative solution: 60 acres in marion county(6 acres for this year), 5 miles away to salem


Description

I am looking for a partner to help start a organic vegetable farm, 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 farm next door, certified organic by WSDA. It is one-year lease, so we can use 6 acres for now, it can be expanded next year if things go well.

I used to be a criminal defense lawyer in Beijing. 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 agritourism.

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

P.S. There is a 1800 sqft three bed rooms house on the farm

My email: zhaoliang0215@gmail.com

Phone: 503 586 4766


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Plant some organic leafy greens, maybe a few specialty crops, sell to the local markets and grocers.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

CSA and agritourism


Current Use

pasture and hay, certified organic by WSDA


Available Water / Irrigation

A well and a creek.
Water right for 60 acres, priority date of 1950.


Soil Type / Quality

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


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

A big barn; One 18 by 100 greenhouse; Five 14 by 100 hoophouses


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

BCS 749 with tiller, rotary plow and power harrow; Jang seeder; Flare weeder


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

EFU(Exclusive Farm-Use Zone)


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County: Marion

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 60

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 6

Date Property is Available: January 1, 2018

Possible Business Arrangements: Partnership, Other

Date when this listing was created: January 3, 2018

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Certified Organic, , , , ,

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

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

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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