120 Acres for lease - Landgrove, VT

Posted on September 25, 2018Last updated 2 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Property Location:

Hapgood Pond Rd and Landgrove Rd, Landgrove, VT

Total number of acres available with this property:

101-150

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

101-150

Acres of pasture:

1-5

Acres of forested land:

Not Applicable

Other open and/or non-farmable land

n/a

Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?:

No

Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?:

No
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Shallow well or spring reservoir
River/stream

Water sources details

Two year- round brooks frost-free winter water supply

Barns, sheds or other structures

None available

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Housing may be available

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent

Property for lease

Lease involving multiple owners organized by Landgrove Valley Ag Group. Flexible lease terms and lease length. The landowners are willing to provide capital investment (limited) on reasonable repayment terms to support infrastructure improvements to suit the farmer(s)’ operation. Additional non-contiguous landowners in the vicinity are also interested in leasing significant hay and pasture land to the operator.
Additional Information

Description

Multiple owners of contiguous of prime farmland in the heart of Landgrove are offering a farmland lease opportunity to a farmer or farmers interested in developing an agricultural enterprise. The current beef farmer is retiring after 30 years of regenerative land stewardship. He is coordinating with his four neighboring lessors to find a new independent operator to steward this special farm. The landowners expect the new operation will begin in the 2019 growing season.

The landowners are motivated to find a new farmer and are eager to work creatively with the right farmer-partner to help the farmer create a productive and profitable venture in Landgrove. They seek a farmer who will establish an environmentally responsible (sustainable, non-chemical) diversified agricultural operation. The previous pasture-based grazing operation is suitable to the landbase, but the land will support a wide range of crop and livestock production; multiple species and mixed agricultural use are possible.

Approximately 120 acres of farmland is immediately available. Approximately 5 acres are suitable for pasture only; the remainder is currently hayed or can produce an agricultural crop. The land is constituted by a nice mix of sandy loam river bottom and upland glacial till prime ag soils. The terrain is flat to slightly rolling. pH currently at 6.2 – 7.0. Elevation is above 1600 ft. for this farm. Some of the acreage is in the floodplain and can be seasonally affected on an annual basis.

No shelters or facilities are currently available but landowners are willing to discuss funding for a permanent winter shelter for livestock. Some watering and fencing systems are in place. Two year-round brooks provide water to 80 A for the existing rotational grazing system. Water is available for frost-free winter water supply. Currently, a temporary fencing system is used for rotational grazing. The landowners are willing to provide funding for perimeter fencing that may be required for the operation. Up to 20 acres of temporary fencing is available to the lessee.

Farmer Recruitment Process:

Interested farmers are asked to submit a letter of interest addressing the following questions:

What will success look like at the Landgrove Farmland under your stewardship and how long will it take to get there?

Summary outline of agricultural and business plans

What qualifies you to carry out the proposed use of the farm?

What other lease conditions do you have?

Please send your letter to Jon Ramsay at [email protected]. If you have any further questions about the farm’s resources or the process, or if you would like to visit the farm please let us know.

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