Seeking acreage in or near Washington County


Land Seeker Description

I am a young farmer seeking land in Washington County (or nearby). My farming/agriculture experience includes vegetable production, herbs, dairy goats, cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, and chickens. For the past four years I have managed a thirty-acre educational farm in northwest Portland where I raise sheep and cattle. I am seeking acreage where I could raise a small flock of sheep. My ideal farmland would already have some kind of barn structure and fencing, but what’s more important to me is finding a landowner who feels that my farming goals are a good fit for their land.

What features of the property are essential?

livestock shelter, fencing, and access to water

Describe your farming experience

I have worked on a variety of farms including horse ranches, a dairy goat operation, vegetable farms, and currently an educational farm raising cattle and sheep. I have 4+ years of farm management experience and know how to operate farm equipment including tractors, tillers, and mowers. I have a bachelor's degree in Animal Science and a master's in Agriculture.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Short term plans would include getting to know the landowner and their goals for the land in order to come up with a plan that works for everyone involved. Putting in any needed infrastructure, building soil health, and introducing sheep would come next. I would also be interested in growing herbs and flowers to sell, and to add an aesthetic component to the land.

What are your long term goals

My long term farming plans include raising a healthy herd of sheep, selling wool, lambs, and value-added products, and improving the health of the land through grazing. I'm very open to other farming endeavors if they match with the landowner's goals for the land.

Describe your housing needs

None at this time

What will you do as a farmer to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your farm and in your community?

I value equity, diversity, and inclusion and would make that known on the farm and within all farm communications and marketing. I would offer reduced class fees and/or scholarships for BIPOC students.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

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

Seeking land access by:
February 1, 2024

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Fiber Animals, Flowers, Herbs, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Sheep, Vegetables

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
October 22, 2023

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