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Property Location
832 Searles Hill Road, Bainbridge, NY
[Chenango County]
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250 acres available
150 open acres for farming
100 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

Soil map available

Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):

Property traditionally a dairy farm; ideal for managed pastured livestock. 

Property is located on the east and west sides of Searles Hill Road in Bainbridge. Small populated centers within 10+ miles of property; larger cities located within 20+ miles at Norwich, Oneonta, Binghamton, and Sidney. 

Typical topography with drained soils, level and rolling land. Tillable land at 3 to 15% slopes; non-tillable (pasture) land at 15- 30% slopes. 

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Farm was dairy since 1989, organic since 2016. 

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • Fencing
  • Water access
  • Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
  • Farmer housing
  • Electrical Access

Fencing description:

Hi tensil fencing on pastures. Ideal for moveable paddock fencing for regenerative herd management. 

Water access description:

Clean wells on property; some springs in pastures. Water hydrants on both sides of the road. 

Barns/structures description:

Main dairy barn has 72 stanchions, attached milk house, 650 gallon bulk tank, office above. 

Old shop barn, storage. 

Outbuildings: 24' x 70' Loose housing barn, concrete floor, water & electric;

Coverall barn # 1:  30' x 60', loose housing, concrete floor, water and electric; 

Concrete barn yard between dairy barn and residence. 

Coverall barn # 2: 40' x 80' used for hay storage or pigs; dirt floor

Farmer housing description:

1st Residence: 1753sf two story house, about 100 years old, renovated in past 15 years with rewiring, insulation, roof, vinyl siding, upgraded windows, refinished floors. 7 rooms: 4 bedrooms, living, dining, kitchen, 1 full modernized bath. Hot air furnace. 2 car attached garage, large adjacent shop space, large deck. 

1989 Manufactured doublewide trailer on 3 acres; separate well and septic system. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Livestock/crops description :

Land is ideal for pastured livestock or grass-fed dairy. Abundant hayland. Hi tensil fencing makes paddock management convenient. 

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

For Lease, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Sale price or estimated market value:

$580,000

Price for lease per acre:

negotiable

Description of tenure options:

Lease to own, option to buy;

Sale and financing to organic regenerative farmer (25% down);

Long term lease on land, sale of infrastructure to farmer. 

Other creative tenure options. 

 

Additional Information

Conservation status:

No

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:

Yes

Preferred farming method:

Organic (certified)

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

Land must be farmed organically; currently has organic certification. Livestock does not need to be certified organic, but must be certified humane management practices. 

Regenerative practices to build soil and restore carbon required with lease. 

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:

Yes

Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:

Yes