SAHC Farmer Incubator Program

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County: Buncombe

Location: Alexander, NC

Total acres 103.0

Acres of cropland/tillable land 1.5

Acres of pasture 34.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 0.0

Property Description

Our Farmer Incubator Program provides land, equipment, infrastructure, and training for farming at reduced rates for 3-5 years. The program is designed to help beginning and limited resource farmers start agricultural businesses of their own through leasing a portion of the incubator farm.

Type of opportunity

  • Lease (1 to 5 Years)
  • Incubator / Mentored Lease

Type of opportunity - more info

Please visit our website for more information:

Equipment & infrastructure

  • Barn
  • Fencing
  • Well / Pond / Other water source
  • Greenhouse
  • Livestock facilities
  • Farmer housing
  • Farm equipment
  • Processing facilities
  • Irrigation equipment

Equipment & infrastructure - more info

Large Quonset barn: Hay Storage 20'x40' 3 sided livestock barn 20'x40' equipment shed/livestock shelter: Small livestock 20'x20' equipment shed High-tensile electric and goat/barbed wire boundary fence New well and irrigation system with 6 frost free water tanks and hydrants Portable electric fencing and chargers Two 30'x48' high tunnels Basic farm tools Vegetation management equipment Mobile housing unit space available 4x4 tractor with implements Vegetable wash station Certified kitchen with cold storage Education Center Planned: Storage Container with office

Current production on farm

  • Cattle (Dairy/Beef)
  • Fallow
  • Hay or pasture
  • Orchard
  • Vegetable production
  • Woodlot or forest products

Current production on farm - more info

1.3-acre organic vegetable garden with two heated greenhouses, packing shed, walk in cooler & hand tools. 14 head of Piney Wood Cattle, a rare heritage breed

Current and past farming practices

  • Ecological production but not certified

Conservation easements or other protection programs

NRCS Conservation Plan Buncombe County Easement

Additional aspects

Possibility to live on the farm as well.