Land Offered

Land Offered

Your Name
Vermont Land Trust
Your Email Address
suzanne@vlt.org
County
Out of State
Is the land for lease or sale?
Lease
Are you planning to train or be a mentor to a farmer who farms this land?
No
Please briefly explain the terms of the lease or sale
120 acres of farmland is immediately available. 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 4 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.
The farmland portion of the lease will be a free to the farmer. Capital improvements and other support funded by landowners can be provided with attractive repayment terms. Housing will likely be available at a discounted rental rates for the farmer during the life of the lease term.
How big is the total parcel of land?
Over 100 acres
Additional details about how much is tillable, pasture and/or woodland
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.
Is the land certified organic?
No
Any other details (Previous use, soils and water quality testing results, any synthetic chemicals used within three years etc.)
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.
Please describe any existing infrastructure: fencing, irrigation, buildings or housing on the property
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.

Date Submitted
09/25/18