Lessor Organization: The McKenzie River Trus
Farmer Wanted: Seeking to enter into an initial five-year lease. The Lease covers a barn, greenhouse, shop, and a modern 4 bed 2 ½ bath home. We are looking for a Farmer to help carry on our 91 acres conservation property vision. This property has a conservation easement attached and contains a twenty-seven-acre farm zone, including a house, pond, and farm outbuilding headquarters.
Farm and Land Specifications
Past Farming Operation
Historic small animal grazing operation and pasture rotation with mobile chicken houses and animal shelters, goats, sheep, ducks, turkeys, and rabbits produced.
Historic organic vegetable and small crop grain, organic greenhouse, CSA boxes, and field produce production. Both no spray clover hay and standard hay production for eight years.
We are ideally looking for an established or contract production farmer/s, preferably organic. Young or unestablished farmers with a solid business plan are also welcome. Farmers with strong land stewardship ethics and whose farm practices will strive to improve the soil’s soils and ecology, using methods that make both ecological and economic sense for their operation are preferred. Sustainable farming methods such as cover crops, insectaries, hedgerows, crop rotation, or rotational grazing is encouraged.
Flexibility will be required on this multi-use property. Sixty acres are conserved for fish and wildlife habitat and are under active management for those values. A Biannual operation team meeting is required to coordinate the many partner’s projects, restoration, and farming activities adequately and successfully on the property.
A successful Lessee will be asked to provide 1.) Contact information and references 2.) number of years and experience farming 3) A farm business plan, to email@example.com Jodi Lemmer Stewardship Manager, McKenzie River Trust.
Inquiries reviewed as submitted and will be accepted until March 10th. Site tours will be made available.
Note: Background checks will be performed prior to signing any lease and/or crop-share agreements. Before renting the house, tenant and rental credit checks will be conducted.
Water quality protection
Fish and wildlife habitat conservation
Locally sourced food, or fiber production
Maintenance of the good stewardship of the farmed acres
Neighbor and partner relationship building
-We hope to lease land and house together providing comfortable housing for a farming family, a couple, or individual leasing the land.
The McKenzie River Trust’s Vision is clean, free-flowing rivers. Plentiful salmon runs. Vibrant farms and forests that provide livelihoods and habitat. From the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, we envision a future in which conservation lands are at the core of community efforts to sustain clean water, abundant fish and wildlife, and diverse natural resource economies in western Oregon.
Cropping, grazing organic greens, and hay production
• Organic seed or flower production
• Medicinal herbs
• Culturally relevant native plants
• Restaurant market development or food cart production
Surface irrigation rights, pump, irrigation line, the house well, and pond.
Eleven irrigated acres of good quality soil Newberg fine sandy loam,
Twelve acres of mixed Pengra silt loam and Hazelair silty clay loam soils.
Shop, barn greenhouse, house
irrigation pump, line, and house well
the conservation easement restricts building and grazing rights on twelve acres of farm property. These river adjacent acres are limited to non-grazing farm activities such as cropping or hay production. During site visits and before signing a lease, we will make sure that any farm partner leasing the farm zone acres fully understands the easement’s restrictions and how those restrictions might impact your planned operations.
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