For lease 1-34 acres of irrigated land in Bend


Description

Hi,

We recently purchased a home that came with 34+ acres of irrigated (via hand lines) hay fields and a small tree nursery and need someone to farm it. We have several small outbuildings that can be used for storing farming supplies.  The small tree nursery has been neglected but it still has trees in it, empty pots in the ground ready for more trees and a fully functioning drip system with a deer fence that is still in place but would need some minor work as some parts have fallen down.  The fields have several entrances and gravel access roads and the property is fully fenced.
We do not need it to stay as hay fields, we honestly don’t care what is grown or pastured for the most part.  We are in the Arnold irrigation district which is one of the junior water districts in Deschutes County and they are expecting 4.5gpm per acre of water to be available from April 10th to July 1st due to the ongoing drought.  Therefore our thought is to look for someone who is more interested in drought tolerant crops such as lavender, berries, bees, wildflowers, row crops etc or whatever would work with land that has a limited water season.  We aren’t certain that larger animals would work out as the irrigation pipes are stationary and on the ground and we can’t have animals damaging them, but smaller animals should work out.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

If I could dream up my ideal farm it would have a variety of flowers, vegetables, small animals, fruit trees, berries and bees. But I know very little about farming so I don’t know what’s actually feasible. I’m open to almost any ideas.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

If I could dream up my ideal farm it would have a variety of flowers, vegetables, small animals, fruit trees, berries and bees. I’d also love some kind of organic environment friendly practice/methodology to be used. But I know very little about farming so I don’t know what’s actually feasible. I’m open to almost any ideas.


Current Use

Hay fields and a tree nursery.


Available Water / Irrigation

We have 36 acres that have irrigation via the Arnold Water District. The irrigations system has several pumps and is a hand line.


Soil Type / Quality

Not sure but assume given our location in Central Oregon that is is sandy. We just moved to it so not super familiar with the soil but they have been growing hay here for years.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Several outbuildings.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Some tools are available but I don’t have a list.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Our land is zoned as EFU and has water rights for 36 acres from Arnold Water District.


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County: Deschutes

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 40

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 36

Date Property is Available: March 21, 2022

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable

Date when this listing was created: March 21, 2022

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Conventional

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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