Grandparents raising grandkids seeking rural home


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Land Seeker Description

Newly retired grandfather seeking rural home for family with enough land for garden, chickens, pigs, goats or sheep. I was raised on a farm in western Colorado. I have 25 years experience raising poultry and cattle in East Texas. Covid 19 forced an early retirement and seek an opportunity to provide a healthy living environment for wife and 2 teenagers on limited income. Would like to be able to grow enough vegetables and eggs for home and have excess to sell.


What features of the property are essential?

Water and land for organic vegetables. pasture for livestock.


Describe your farming experience

Raised on a family farm in western Colorado. After high school moved to east texas and started in the poultry and cattle business. Owned and managed large commercial poultry farms.
My skills range for hand milking cows to managing large environmentally controlled poultry houses.
I learned to AI and palpate cows and owned a small herd of registered Herefords.
I have worked as a carpenter, ran my own business install equipment in commercial poultry houses and have a BS in computer engineering.
I left Texas because I no longer wanted to be involved in the factory type animal production.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

Provide healthy organic food for the family with excess to sell.


What are your long term goals

Finish as i started living on a farm. Leaving the land better than how I found it.


Describe your housing needs

Need a house that can accommodate a family of four. My wife has mobility problems. I have two teenagers with dogs.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, Gorge, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Southern, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
Less than 1 acre, 1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres

Seeking land access by:
July 31, 2020

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Horses, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Other

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 7, 2020



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