Seeking 5 – 20 acres for new Farm Incubator in Lane County


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Land Seeker Description

We intend to promote a just and sustainable food system for the Upper Willamette. Toward this vision we’ll establish a new Farm Incubator program. Our vision is to aid new farmers overcome obstacles of establishing new regenerative farms by offering infrastructure, education, experience and facilitation. The Incubator will cooperate with farm educational programs, soil and water conservation organizations, land and ag trusts, and food justice advocacy groups to negotiate pathways for new farmers.

We seek (initially) to purchase 5 – 20 tillable acres with water rights, to site the Incubator program. Housing, animal or equipment shelter and fencing infrastructure are desired but not essential.

Your ideas for a partnership to achieve mutual goals are also very welcome!

We’re happy to discuss our goals and your creative ideas for making them happen!


What features of the property are essential?

Good soil. Water rights desirable.


Describe your farming experience

Experienced in Organic Certification, business/program/project management.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

Establish Farm Incubator program. Transition experienced new farmers to their own enterprises via new ownership / long-term leases. Measurable success criteria: # of successful, sustainable new organic farms.


What are your long term goals

A just and sustainable food system for the Upper Willamette.
Food Justice: accessible and affordable to everyone; greening of "food deserts; fair prices to farmers.
Sustainable Ag: organic, regenerative practices that improve soil quality, sequester carbon, conserve water, protect the Willamette watershed for future generations.


Describe your housing needs

Negotiable

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
South Willamette Valley

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

Seeking land access by:
June 1, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Sheep, 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, Biodynamic, Dry Farming

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
April 2, 2021



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