Seeking Land to Lease: 1-20 acres in Washington County.


Land Seeker Description

I am a beginning farmer.  The past 2 years I have immersed myself in farming.  The first business I want to begin is selling local/native cover crop seeds that are  (eventually) certified organic.  I have many other business ideas and I am always open to new ideas.

I have worked on farm at a Dairy, a grass seed and Hay grower and a sheep, egg and cattle farmer.  Each provided me with valuable information and much needed experience.

Most likely my first job will to be focused on soil health.  Along side of that I will address any places I can increase habitat for beneficial insects and wildlife.  My farming practices will be Regenerative and Holistic.

I would love to be able to learn from your expertise but I understand if mentoring is just not an option.

What features of the property are essential?

Any land is fine. As long as it has not been contaminated but then again, I could probable figure out a way to work with that. I don't care about water access although it would be nice. Electricity or not is fine. I don't care if it is fenced for now because I will be focused on building soil health and growing cash crops, no livestock initially. If agreeable I might have the land certified Organic, or at least start the process and utilize the current programs available to new farmers.

Describe your farming experience

I have worked on a Hay farm, a sheep and cattle farm and a Dairy Farm doing various on farm jobs over the last two years. I have a Permaculture Design Degree from Oregon State University and an obsession with soil health.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Increase Soil Health and Organic Matter
Increase Water Holding Capacity
Increase Biodiversity of Cash crops and Farm Ecosystem as a whole
Have crops tested for Nutrient density
Sell and Market products (Cover Crop Seeds, Pasture Raised Eggs, Vegetables, Nursery Stock, Hay)

What are your long term goals

Certified Organic
Pasture land improvement and Rotational Grazing
Cover Crop Seed Business
Maybe provide an Educational Location for Farmers to Visit and see how Regenerative Farming is healthier, more profitable and most importantly more fun!
Olive, grapes, berries? Implement a long term plan so future generations of your family can continue to enjoy the farm.

Describe your housing needs

I do not need housing.

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

I welcome any and all to visit the farm I lease. I have an Open Door policy, drop by anytime. If you want to talk with me, give me a call first so I can try to be there since I will not be living on the property.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
North Willamette Valley

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres

Seeking land access by:
November 15, 2022

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Berries, Flowers, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

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:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
November 18, 2022

To contact a land seeker, you must first create a land listing and have it approved by our staff. Thank you.