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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. Abundant structures on property could be used for diversfied livestock. 

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:

Organic and regenerative farming practices to build soil are 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