I am a mid-career professional looking to get back into an agricultural lifestyle. I have an office in the mid-valley and would like to stay within 20-45 minute radius, while getting out of town living. My situation does not allow for an outright purchase of a farm operation, while having a reliable income base. I grew up with both sets of grandparents operating farms (20 and 7 acres), while during early childhood my family had farming on 5 acres, which transitioned to just having goats for weed control by my teens. One grandfather (7 acres) was disabled and through early adulthood, I would assist with his beef and pork operation. I’m looking to develop a sustainable farming operation, starting with simpler, cash flows crops/animals, while scaling up to multi layered balanced, year around outfit.
water rights, irrigation, electricity preferred barn, able to be organic,
I am willing to adapt farming practices to best utilization of the land for sustainably. can mostly gain access to the family utility tractor with some implements.
My overall direct farm involvement has been on the peripheries, mostly labor, although I tried to listen overall practices of operation. From childhood to young adult. Grew up learning to drive on a tractor.
Establish a cost neutral farm operation with specific identified cash crops and select livestock/animal production. All with the intent to develop a sustainable systems/practices to expand primarily through cash flow, as much as possible, while integrating as multiple layers of compensatory crops/animals, year around.
Ideally a complete or near complete self-sustainable farm production with non-organic or possible certified organic yields.
Housing on location desired. Having grown up outside of town, in the southern Willamette, I never lived "in town" until college. I strongly prefer none town-city living.
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