Hazlenuts // Filberts // 80 to 200+ acres // Oregon Tech B.S. Operations Management // Early 30’s — looking for a forever farm.


Land Seeker Description

Hi, I’m Autumn.  Passionate, energetic, NERD – in love with my Oregon way of live.

My Oregon Roots:  Born in Tillamook; raised in Port Orford.  WAY before that, Captain of the Tillamook Cheese Factory’s – Morning Star (Ship on Label), Aksel Anderson would sail up the Oregon coast, into the treacherous mouth of the Columbia delivering milk and dairy products.  ..This was my Paternal Great-Grandfather:  an immigrant from Norway.  My Maternal Great-Grandma was the first person with a colored TV in Port Orford, she owned her own shoe-repair business, and wired her house for electricity – by herself.

What I want:  To cultivate – care for – and celebrate the fertility of Oregon via a Hazelnut Orchard.

Let’s Get Started and Meet-Up for Coffee!  …We have a Hazelnut Orchard to Develop.


More about me:

Board Member: https://www.govst.edu/SCICBI-Board/

Something I’ve Made:  https://www.supplychaindive.com/press-release/20190314-freight-management-inc-launches-first-of-its-kind-drayage-benchmarking-pla/

Profile:  https://www.oit.edu/stories/autumn-bizon

Linked-In:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/autumn-bizon-8118b0b6

My Personal Economic Philosophy:  Doughnut.  https://freakonomics.com/podcast/doughnut-economics/

What features of the property are essential?

Water Rights
Mid-Weight, Loamy Soils (Deep) Ph 6.5ish
Mid-Water Table (not high) in summer // Well Drained
Harvesting Equipment Relationships are a Plus
Established Buildings
Hopefully a dwelling 🙂

Describe your farming experience

Family Friend has an 8MM operation in central WA - not Hazelnuts. but that's where I learned I love this work - Orchard Health. Harvest operation participant, mostly.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Shorter: Shadow current Farmers

Mid-Term: Buy land in the year 2021 -- as the federal tax breaks for capital investments advantages will dry up in 2022.

What are your long term goals

BEP: Stretch Goal = 5 years. Modest = 8 years.

Land hosts small Parking Lot + Small General Store to Public: Bees, Honey, Mushrooms + Truffles? . Host Brew-Taps, Live-Music (Small Stage); Host Food-Trucks; Host Cider-Press Friends. Model Bells Brewery, in Kalamazoo of Michigan.

Describe your housing needs

I'll need a room while on Property - I travel from the Carolinas (Husband is a Pilot) - and getting anywhere really isn't a problem. Plenty of Friends all over Oregon, so this isn't a MUST in all locations.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Gorge, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
October 27, 2020

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Mushrooms, Nuts

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase

Interested in these growing practices:

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
October 26, 2020

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