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Boat's Property

20 acres

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Contact Name:

Sarah Boat

Property Location:

Giddings Rd, Jefferson, OH

The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

20.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

20.0

Acres of forested land:

28.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

20.0

Acres of pasture:

15.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

Lease or partner with us to farm. Possible low rent or rent in exchange for care of property. Open to all ideas/arrangements. 48 acres total, woods with creek and 15-20 acres formerly conventionally farmed. No structures on property, but has gas/oil available.

Quality of land:

Conventional farming ceased at end of 2018. Currently working on transition to sustainable/organic. We put in rye and clover spring 2019 to hold the soil and start rebuilding soil heath. Some weeds. Was tiled, currently some low/wet land especially towards back, but the conventional farmer did pretty well with it for many years. Frost seeded approx. 1 acre moist meadow wildflower in back area this year. Approx 12' slope from front to back of field.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

None available

Water sources details:

There was a well with a pump towards front of property that has disappeared over the years but presumably could be found. A beautiful creek runs through the woods and along the property boundary.

Barns and sheds:

None available

Farmer housing:

None available

Farmer housing details:

No housing on-site, but lots of inexpensive housing options in the area and again, we are open to all possibilities.

Equipment and machinery:

None available

Equipment and machinery details:

Bring your own or open to other possible arrangements.

Farm infrastructure details:

No structures currently. Open to all possibilities. Gas and oil well on-site.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for rent

Other

Property for rent:

Possible short-term or long term-lease; first right of refusal should we ever decide to sell

Additional Information

Property has been in the family since 1974, but our family moved away many years ago.  It contains appoximately 48 acres total, with woods, field and a creek.  It is a beautiful property, in our humble opinion, and is adjacent to one of the covered bridges of Ashtabula.  15-20 acres was farmed by a local farmer, conventional corn/soy roatation, from the 1970's through 2018.  We decided to pursue a more eco-friendly path for the property and the conventional farmer was no longer interested, so we are looking for someone interested in using the field for sustainable, organic crops.  We will consider offering greatly reduced rent to someone who is willing to pursue eco-friendly practices and keep an eye on the property for us.  We are also open to partnership possibilities, primarily as an investor, depending on the proposal.  Bottom line, we cannot be there enough to farm the propery properly and we would be grateful to have someone who shares our values use the farmland. 

Please contact Sarah at sboat@fuse.net