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ABOUT THE LAND
The 26 acre farm near Lumby is fenced and cross fenced with approximately 10.5 acres in hay field, and 12 acres in pasture. The owners run sheep on the pastures in the lower part of the farm and have been adding better fencing to some of the upper pastures to rotate in sheep. There are two pastures used by a few older horses. There is a large barn with hay storage, sheep paddocks and lambing jugs, and room for raising meat birds. There is a chicken coop, equipment shed, tractor shed, a workshop and a large fenced garden. There is also a groundwater license that will allow for some irrigation. The property backs onto crown land.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
The landowners live on the site and wish to continue the existing farming (sheep, hay, eggs and meat birds), but would like help so they can reduce workloads as they age and stay on the farm. They are currently in the process of building additional accommodation on the property for this purpose. They are hoping to engage the interest of a young farmer(s) and are open to discussion on how to share existing operations and add new opportunities. They have tractors and haying equipment on the property. The large garden also grows raspberries and haskap berries. They are not organic, although the garden is, but they undertake integrated pest management, rotational grazing and low till systems to manage noxious and invasive weeds in their hay field and pastures.
Be prepared to share your farming experience and how you might fit into a cooperative farming opportunity with the owner. Additionally, please provide personal references and any other information that you feel might be useful for us to know.
GET IN TOUCH!
This land opportunity is participating in the BC Land Matching Program. Get in touch with the Okanagan Land Matcher, Tessa, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Check out the UMap Listing at : http://maps.youngagrarians.org/locations/55585-Looking-for-farmer-to-jointly-run-and-live-on-farm
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The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in the Okanagan by the Province of British Columbia, with support from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C. and the Regional District of North Okanagan.