Seeking acreage in or near Yamhill County


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Land Seeker Description

I am a young farmer seeking land in or around Yamhill County. I currently live and work in Carlton, managing a 300+ acre pastured livestock operation. I’m also a graduate student working on a doctorate in Agricultural Education. I am looking for a property to lease where I can live and keep my small flock of sheep. I’d love to find a property that already has some kind of barn structure and fencing, but what’s more important to me is finding a landowner who feels that I’m a good fit for their land.


What features of the property are essential?

livestock shelter, fencing, and access to water


Describe your farming experience

I have worked on a variety of farms including horse ranches, a dairy goat operation, vegetable farms, an educational farm, and currently a pastured livestock operation. I have 5 years of farm management experience and know how to operate farm equipment including tractors, tillers, and mowers. I have a bachelor's degree in Animal Science and a master's in Agricultural Science.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Short term plans would include getting to know the landowner and their goals for the land in order to come up with a plan that works for everyone involved. Putting in any needed infrastructure, building soil health, and introducing sheep would come next.


What are your long term goals

My long term farming plans include raising a healthy herd of sheep, selling wool, lambs, and value-added products, and improving the health of the land through grazing. I'm very open to other farming endeavors if they match with the landowner's goals for the land.


Describe your housing needs

Interested in a property with housing, or the option to park a small camper.


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

I value equity, diversity, and inclusion and would make that known on the farm and within all farm communications and marketing. I would offer reduced class fees and/or scholarships for BIPOC students.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
5, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
September 1, 2024

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

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

Interested in these growing practices:
Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 2, 2024



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