Creative Solution for 200+ acres in Morrow County


We’ve got a small farm in Eastern Oregon with 219 acres, with a small creek running through it. A lot of it is semi-steep, arid, high-desert ground that suitable only for grazing. There’s about 50 acres of bottom ground, with about 25 already in grass pasture, 20-some in CREP until 2020, and then our yard and house and the outbuildings. We’ve got a great set of cattle-working corrals, a big chicken coop and a smaller brooder, we built a walk-in cooler and butcher facilities, and we’ve got wheel and hand line. There’s a 1/2 acre garden area and green house as well.

So far we’re running lowline/Aberdeen Angus cross cows, about 500 broiler chickens per year, pigs, and have had sheep in the past as well. I also breed a few good-quality AQHA each year, and would love to have someone else knowledgeable with horses around.

Our problem is that we both work full-time, we have kids in school and sports, and we could use some help. If our visions aligned, we’re looking at letting someone else use the land and facilities, in exchange for helping with fence, irrigation, upkeep, etc. There’s a spot to park an RV/camper, and it’d probably be an hour or two a night to help, during peak summer season.

We’d like to get as far off-grid as possible, so we’re looking at solar and some other options.

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Getting everything functioning and thriving again

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Raising lowline cattle, rotationally grazing cattle, pigs, and possibly sheep, sustaining a viable small income.

Current Use

We're just running a small farm; cutting two crops of hay then grazing our small cattle herd.

Available Water / Irrigation

Water rights, well and creek

Soil Type / Quality

High Ph, semi-sandy

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Barn, shop, chicken houses, corrals

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Kubota 65hp tractor, hay equipment, Ranger, tools, etc

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

20+ acres of CREP

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County: Morrow

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 219

Acreage Available to Landseeker: most

Date Property is Available: July 15, 2018

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable

Date when this listing was created: July 6, 2018

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Conventional

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Bees, Berries, Cattle, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Horses, Mushrooms, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes

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