Seeking pasture lease: 2-30 acres in Bend/Redmond


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Land Seeker Description

My name’s David, I’m a USAF veteran attending OSU studying applied ecology and a small scale regenerative chicken farmer. I’m looking to make improvements to local pastures through high density low duration pastured poultry grazing while starting a pastured chicken CSA. Some would call it Joel Salatin style chicken farming. I’m starting a farm store in Redmond soon and looking to include the pastured chicken CSA model as a local service. I’m also passionate about the regenerative agroecological side of it and want to study the improvements we can make to pastures through these techniques. Some variables I plan on studying that have been proven to improve with regenerative grazing include; improved water retention, longer roots, and more productive grasses.


What features of the property are essential?

Irrigation and grassland. Cannot be sagebrush and juniper land.


Describe your farming experience

Successfully ran a flock or regeneratively raised pastured poultry last year as well as currently raising egg layers.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

Seasonal CSA and farm store located in Redmond


What are your long term goals

Seasonal CSA as well as a regenerative agroecological pasture improvement business that implements biomimicry and multifactorial organic fertilization techniques.


Describe your housing needs

Self housed


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

Committed to providing quality food for the local community at a reasonable price while improving the soil quality. Everyone interested in this is welcome as a customer.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central

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

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Poultry

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
March 2, 2022



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