Seeking to Lease, Purchase or Partner: 5-30 acres in Josephine or Jackson County


Land Seeker Description

I am a 32-year-old man with nearly a decade of experience in farming, starting from my time as an agricultural institute intern in Wisconsin. Over the years, I transitioned from a farmhand role in Northern California to a Farm Manager, gaining valuable insights into farm operations and management.

During this journey, I met my partner, Bethany, and together we successfully ran a market garden, honing our skills and deepening our passion for sustainable agriculture. In 2019, we made a move to Grants Pass, seizing a management position opportunity that has pushed us forward.

Now, with a solid foundation of knowledge and hands-on experience, Bethany and I are excited to embark on our own farming venture. Our vision is to create a farm that combines Bethany’s expertise in flowers with a diverse range of vegetables. We are also currently raising chickens and aim to incorporate them into our farm in the future.



What features of the property are essential?

water rights, Irrigation, electricity would be amazing but access would also work

Describe your farming experience

I have nearly a decade of farming experience, starting as an agricultural institute intern in Wisconsin and later transitioning to roles as a farmhand and a farm lead as well as helping on test trials for quinoa crops for Lundberg Grain in Northern California and now a Farm Manager in Grants Pass. Alongside my partner Bethany who also has farm experience, we ran a successful market garden outside of Redding. We also have experience raising chickens and turkeys and are passionate about sustainable agriculture and community contribution.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

- Establishing our own farm combining flowers and diversified vegetables.
Implementing regenerative farming practices
- Expanding our local market presence by participating in farmers' markets and establishing relationships with restaurants and community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs.
- Learning and adapting to new farming techniques and technologies to improve our efficiency and productivity.

What are your long term goals

- Scaling up your farm operation with employees while maintaining regenerative practices, possibly expanding and diversifying what we produce
- Developing partnerships with the local community to have some agricultural education initiatives.
- Establishing a strong online presence and build on marketing so more people can have access
- Incorporating agro-tourism elements such as farm tours, workshops, or events so we can engage with the public.
- Contributing to food security initiatives by participating in food donation programs.
Investing in renewable energy sources and implementing eco-friendly infrastructure to further reduce environmental impact and promote sustainability.
- Actively engaging in advocacy and policy efforts to support sustainable agriculture practices, local food systems, and community resilience.

Describe your housing needs

Ultimately, our goal is to live on the farm we work on. Currently, we have housing provided by the farm where we work, and once we transition out, we plan to move in with my family temporarily.

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

As farmers, we aim to welcome everyone by engaging diverse communities, creating an accessible farm, offering equal opportunities, and actively giving back to the community, not just regenerating the land but also regenerating the community.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:

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

Seeking land access by:
July 1, 2024

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Berries, Flowers, Herbs, Poultry, Vegetables

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
May 10, 2024

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