Lease: ~8 acres in Sweet Home, Linn county


Description

~8 acres were a pasture for the past 15+ years. Sat images from the 80s show it was likely a conventional farm.

Water rights from nearby stream

Not irrigated and no infrastructure available

May use barn on the southwest corner of the pasture

No soil tests and no water tests were done

Fairly flat land with slight slope and no wet spots. Nearby grounds are very rocky but hoping this piece is not since it was farmed in the past.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Organic farming, add trees and fix fencing, catch up on maintenances, add greenhouses, etc.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Natural food forest and natural habitat/homestead and can sell overproductions

Fruit/nut/timber/other beneficial trees, bees/ducks/goats/other beneficial animals and a garden big enough for a family


Current Use

Rented to Oregon Jamboree once a year in the summer

Unused and just mowed rest of the year


Available Water / Irrigation

Water right from the western creeks for ~8 acres.

No irrigation available


Soil Type / Quality

Untested. Soil is silt loam per SoilWeb


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Southwestern barn.
New structures may be built


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

None.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

In farm/forest zone so fairly open. 1 block outside of city limits so city ordinances do not apply.

Oregon has some natural Iron and Arsenic so might not be good for grains and root vegetables.

Creek water has not been tested.

Wildlife protection is needed (deers for vegetables, mountain lions for livestock). Livestock fencing exists and the land is partitioned but it has many openings. Will have to close off some areas and fix fencing.


Locations of land listings on map are not necessarily exact. Many are located on the nearest town or city.
County: Linn

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 20

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 8

Date Property is Available: October 22, 2019

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable - prefer variable amount with min/max

Date when this listing was created: October 9, 2019

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices:

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Other

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Vegetables, Vineyard

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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