NW Couple Seeking Next Chapter


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Land Seeker Description

Hello, Anthony and I (Sarah) are a couple living in Bend, Oregon. Anthony is retired from the military and I have been working in restaurant management. We live in a new RV and are currently renting space on a horse ranch. We are thoroughly tired of the rat race that is living a 9-5 lifestyle and our plan is to transition into careers in farming/animal husbandry. We both have enjoyed many years of backyard gardening as well as experience in organic farming.

Our goal is to find an opportunity to learn from an experienced farmer that is looking for help in managing their land. We are both friendly, quick learners and extremely hard working. We are looking to eventually own land and establish a business based on produce/goat milk products, but are currently unable to purchase/lease land. The ideal setup would be to live on the farmer’s land in our RV (we have a compost toilet so no septic is required, only power & water) while working/learning.

 


What features of the property are essential?

We would wish to work on land that has not been conventionally farmed.


Describe your farming experience

Organic produce farming (Non-profit 8-acre farm that donated produce to local food banks, 15+ acre farming, planting, weeding, harvesting, tilling, basic construction-fence & lodging), backyard gardening (vegetables, herbs, fruit trees)


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

Learning from an experienced farmer while providing labor. Gaining skills to begin a farming business or creating a business partnership with current landowner.


What are your long term goals

Purchasing land and establishing a farming/dairy business, or continuing/creating a business partnership with current landowner.


Describe your housing needs

Space for RV; water & power required

Additional Land Seeker Details

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

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
June 1, 2019

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Dairy, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Other

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
April 11, 2019



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