Trudeau Farm

239 acres

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Jon Ramsay

Property Location:

Bridgman Hill Rd, Hardwick, VT
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

239.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

113.0

Acres of forested land:

90.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

93.0

Acres of pasture:

20.0

Quality of land:

The farm has 92.8 acres of gently to moderately rolling cropland that can be certified organic. The USDA soil maps indicate the soils consist of Vershire-Lombard complex soils, Dummerston very fine sandy loam, Buckland fine sandy loam and Vershire-Glover complex. In addition to the cropland, there are about 20 acres of permanent pasture north of Shepard Road and about 90 acres of woods.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

The farm water supply is two drilled wells.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

Vacant single-wide mobile home on concrete blocks with no slab,14’x66’, located across the road from the barns on Shepard Road

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Farm infrastructure details:

Freestall heifer barn, 40’x104’ Run-in sheds, 12’x22’ and 8’x14’ Superstructure freestall barn, 98 stalls, 52’x200’ Superstructure freestall barn, 40’x60’ Cement barnyard - large liquid manure pit Freestall barn and milking complex, 44’x116’ Pole shed with metal siding and roof, 24’x73’ Bunker silo complex

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for rent

Property for rent:

The owners are willing to sign a long term lease on the entire farm. The lease rate is variable depending on the number of stalls leased. The minimum lease rate is $2,500 per month.

Additional Information

The owners of Trudeau Farm are looking for a highly qualified farmer to lease this active dairy farm. The owners are willing to sign a long term lease on the entire farm. The lease rate is variable depending on the number of stalls leased. The minimum lease rate is $2,500 per month.

The Trudeau Farm is a 239-acre operating dairy farm located on both sides of Bridgman Hill Road, with additional frontage on Billings Road, Hunter Lane, and Shepard Farm Lane. The farm is about 2 miles north of the village of Hardwick. The farm is located on a high ridge with very good long range views.

The herd consists of 116 milk cows, 25 bred heifers, 21 yearling heifers and 27 heifer calves.

Interested farmers are asked to submit a letter of interest addressing the following questions:

  • What will success look like at the Trudeau Farm under your stewardship and how long will it take to get there?
  • What qualifies you to carry out the proposed use of the farm?
  • What other conditions do you have regarding the lease or use of Trudeau Farm?

Please send your letter to Jon Ramsay, Farmland Access Program Director at the Vermont Land Trust at [email protected]. To request additional materials, call Jon at (802) 533-7705 or email him at [email protected]. If you have any further questions about the farm’s resources or the process, or if you would like to visit the farm, please let us know.