Seeking Land with buildings for Land-Based Community Business in Willamette Valley area.


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Land Seeker Description

I have been looking for property in the Willamette Valley for several years. I currently have capital to buy Land with an existing  building. My goal is to start a cooperative farm business with family and a few friends. Most recently, I was working at a 40-acre Retreat Center in Western Slope Colorado where I was in charge of all the outdoor work.  I am currently working with a group to grow extra food for folks in my area (Corvallis) during the pandemic.


What features of the property are essential?

Essential: water, sewer, structures, small pasture, woodland, diverse topography


Describe your farming experience

I have numerous years as a backyard gardener, a few years as a farmer, and I have done some WOOFing. I have my Permaculture Design Certificate from OSU.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

My short-term goals are to create a land-based cooperative business that includes several micro-businesses for a diversity of income. I have several friends who are interested in a lease arrangement for access to land


What are your long term goals

My long-term goals are to retire on the property and continue to work towards sustainability so that my sons can take over the property eventually.


Describe your housing needs

I would like to buy a property that has an existing building on it, as I will be living there.


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

Welcoming environment

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley

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

Seeking land access by:
July 31, 2020

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

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
December 8, 2021



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