Seeking Pasture and housing in Benton/Lane County


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Land Seeker Description

I am a beginning farmer who has been working on farms in the Valley since 2016.  I have been farming on a biodynamic/organic certified farm  while also beginning my own micro operation with pastured poultry raising chickens for meat and eggs and geese for eggs and predator deterrents.  My husband and I and our two year old daughter I have been renting farmland that is now transitioning back to the landowners use and we are looking for housing and pasture access to grow our operation into a larger more economically viable scale to support our plans of buying farmland in the near future.


What features of the property are essential?

Pasture, housing, and ideally covered storage for feed, brooders and small equipment.


Describe your farming experience

I have been farming full time since 2017 year round at Goodfoot Farm which now includes management as well as general farm labor and marketing. I have had prior experience in agrotourism in Asia as well.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Short term goals are to expand the layer flock to a profitable scale and add in more successions of meat birds in the year to build a larger customer base and increase revenue in the first years.


What are your long term goals

Building towards a biodynamic chicken operation-closing the loop and providing my own feed etc. And building in more produce or value added products to the farm over time.


Describe your housing needs

I need housing that is immediately livable for my husband, myself and our two year old daughter, on the property.


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

I will work to provide and inclusive atmosphere to guests on the farm and employees who work on the farm with no tolerance for discrimination. I will work to listen and learn from different voices in my community and connect where possible with other businesses and members of the community who offer different perspectives and issues.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
5, South Willamette Valley

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

Seeking land access by:
April 10, 2024

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Pasture, Poultry, 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:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Season Extension

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
February 20, 2024



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