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Available Farm, Land, and Employment Opportunities

Please note: Educational resources covering options, considerations and preparation related to farm access, tenure, and stewardship are available in the Land Access Information Toolshed of the UVM Extension New Farmer Project website. Please also feel free to contact personnel at the New Farmer Project at newfarmer@uvm.edu or the UVM Extension Land Access Consultant, Ben Waterman, at (802) 656-9142 or ben.waterman@uvm.edu with any other questions, to schedule a free consultation, or if you would like to be sent a hard copy of any of the available materials.


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Landowner: Julie Iffland

Phone: (802) 728-6024

Email: highfieldsfarm@earthlink.net

RANDOLPH, Farm Joint Venture or Partnership Opportunity

Location: Randolph, Orange County

Tenure Arrangements Offered:
Partnership with farmer seeking land
Partnership with eventual sale
Work-to-own
Other: Farmer working with us in business arrangement transitioning to full business partnership. Joint development/revision of business plan. Possible eventual land ownership.

Acreage:
TOTAL: 120
Wooded: 80
Open: 30
Tillable: 5

Quality of Land:
This Central Vermont hill farm has been certified organic for over 10 years, and the farm includes most of its own watershed. It includes roughly 80 acres of woodland, 30 acres of open pasture or field, and currently has about 2 acres in vegetable or berry production. There is more room for beds in the areas currently tilled. About 5 acres of pasture is SoC, (Stowe fine sandy loam 8-15%) , We sometimes use it for hay. - potentially tillable, but sloping. The pasture lands are mostly TbD (Tunbridge Rocky Fine Sandy Loam); higher pastures are TrD (same but very rocky). Remaining pasture is BuC, Buckland Stoney Loam.

Farm Infrastructure:
Farm Buildings: Wood shed attached to Farmhouse, Barn with farmstand below, equipment storage off driveway, and hay storage above; 24x50' barn housing layers & sheep; small former milk house for storage & brooding
Housing: Depending on circumstances: house on portion of land available for rent; room in our farmhouse; or room for yurt or mobile home
Water Resources: Well, spring, seasonal stream runs through property; bounded by tributary of White River
Equipment: Compact New Holland with bucket, tiller, brush hog & finish mower; BCS 850 with haying equipment & cutter bar (will buy tiller), misc hand tools and tools needed for raising poultry & sheep
Other:

General Information:
We are two busy professionals who have run a small diversified organic operation on 120+/- acres of land in Randolph, VT for just over a decade. We are looking for a person, couple or family with creativity, determination, and some farm skills to work with us to increase the business and share the profit. For an interim period, we can contribute the carrying costs of the land while we build the business together. Ultimate goal would be a long-term business partnership, and long term potential for building equity in ownership of the farm or a portion of it. Looking for the right people to share this opportunity. We are open to considering other business models and farm strategies, provided they are or can be environmentally sustainable, profitable, and manageable with the resources at hand. Contact Julie or Chris at 802-728-6024 or at highfieldsfarm@earthlink.net


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