Seeking 20-acre Land Lease, or Lease to Purchase Option in Crook or Deschutes counties Oregon


Land Seeker Description

I grew up on my family farm and learned agriculture practices and animal handling and positive animal husbandry practices at a young age.  Agriculture became a passion as it was a great way to  connect to the land and I learned that I could provide a sustainable and healthy food source for my family.  I started raising cattle and operating our small farm here in Prineville, Oregon, so my family, neighbors, and community could benefit from a local food source that is healthier and free of preservatives, additives, and growth hormones.

In 2016, I started Big Summit Beef Co. Starting the business was primarily due to the positive feedback and interest in our locally raised and sourced farm raised meat products from family members, friends, and customers.  I am currently farming 15-20 acres.  I breed and raise Angus cattle. In addition to the cattle, I grow and harvest hay which is fed to our cattle in the winter months. Our cattle are ethically and humanely raised and finished 100% free ranged on pastures with the highest quality native grasses and forages.  Our cattle reach maturity and are harvested at approximately 18-20 months.  I believe in and utilize regenerative agricultural practices (i.e. rotational grazing and other land management techniques) that are good for the environment and the result in healthier meat products.  I also market, sell, and distribute other local farmers meat products.

The business has grown and the demand for our meat products has increased.  This is why I am seeking a partnership and land so I can raise more cattle and continue providing high quality meat products on a consistent basis! I would be willing to partner with a producer to market and sell products in exchange for a land lease.  I am also seeking land since it is likely the drought could continue and the lack of irrigation water on my land in my irrigation district would extremely limit my ability to raise my meat products.

You can visit my website for information on our business and grass finished meat products:

If you want to visit or have questions, call Justin at (541) 362-6508 or send email to:



What features of the property are essential?

Irrigated pasture with good quality forages (i.e. orchard grass, bromes, fescue, and ryegrass). Adequate perimeter fence and cross fencing for pasture rotation. Sorting facility, barn, or corral to sort cattle

Describe your farming experience

Raised on a family farm. Worked in the agricultural field my whole life. Also have a college degree in Agriculture.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Secure enough land to sustain my current ranch and farm practices. lease or buy enough land to continue to raise cattle and hay.

What are your long term goals

Long range plans are to purchase my own land, approximately 40-80 acres so I can grow my meat business, raise my own hay, and increase my cattle herd to 25-50 pairs.

Describe your housing needs

No housing needs at this time

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:

Acreage desired:
11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
May 1, 2022

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Cattle, Hay

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

Interested in these growing practices:
Organic, Not Certified, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
September 6, 2021

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