Established Sheep and Poultry Operation Seeking Lease or Purchase in Grant, Union, or Wallowa Co.


Land Seeker Description

We are first generation sheep and poultry farmers looking to expand our operation in the coming years with the goal of owning our own small farm. We practice rotational grazing and have been successful in rehabilitating neglected pasture. Interested in improving more pasture while growing. Interested in custom grazing arrangements as well.

What features of the property are essential?

Just pasture. I can make improvements (fence, shelters, watering and feeding troughs, etc) to any property. Dry land, rocky soil, weed infested is all fine; sheep work well in all of these environments.

Describe your farming experience

1 year of operational experience with sheep, 10+ years of experience with chickens, grew up on equine facility

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Currently, we are seeking to expand our sheep and poultry flocks and expect to reach 400 ewes and 2000 birds by 2025. We are establishing both direct sale markets and commercial contracts for wool, lamb, and eggs.

What are your long term goals

We would like to get onto our own land by year 5 of our operation so that we can build equity for our children. We'd like to continue to expand the sheep operation and seek out FS grazing leases or long term larger leases, hire employees, and develop an education program geared toward children and adults with special needs (both my wife and I have worked in related fields before farming).

Describe your housing needs

We need housing on site but are very resilient. Single wide, 5th wheel, even a cabin w/o electricity is fine. For the right situation, we could furnish a trailer.

What will you do as a farmer to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your farm and in your community?

My partner and I are first generational farmers with my partner being 1 of less than 100 black producers in the state of Oregon. We have also been low income our entire lives, through childhood and adulthood. We understand that it is our duty to use the blessing of land and livestock that has been bestowed upon us to help others in our community. This help is provided through access to the tools to start and grow their own operations.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:

Acreage desired:
21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
November 1, 2023

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Pasture, Poultry, Sheep

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:
Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
April 16, 2024

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