A Share Farm Agreement
There are various forms of share farm agreements. The principle is typically
The owner provides:
* the farm land
* the farm buildings
* fixed equipment and possibly plant
* long term care of the land
* major maintenance of buildings
* insurance of the property
* part of the working capital in the form of actual inputs and possibly a
share in the ownership of the livestock
The operator (the share farmer) provides:
* machinery, tools and equipment
* part of the working capital in the form of actual inputs and a share in
the ownership of the livestock
The inputs from each party are then valued on the basis of their annual rental value so the share profile can be determined.
The owner of the land receives his share of the actual commodity produced as his return for costs that he has borne
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The barn and catering facilities offer excellent potential for closing the loop on food production by selling Goffin Land produce from & on the land. It affords a complementary income linked with growing and rearing healthy food.
My interest lies in using food as way to engage in discussion with all comers. Whilst creating the new infrastructure on Goffin Land I started running workshops and events to enlighten more folk of the benefits of all the above – alt energy, permaculture, regenerative farming, local growing of chemical free foods and welfare husbandry rearing meat for local markets. Very keen to build up use of the land for enlightening engagement, education and training in food related issues.
Given time I want to arrange gatherings for conversation about broader key issues of our time from environmental, emotional/health, concerns to economy/money system, media and war.
I hope the offers are interesting. They are presented in collaboration with Dan Powell of Land Base (web site is offline being rebuilt) My hope is that a successful outcome to share Goffin’s potential will help stimulate the Landbase journey to provide opportunities to those wishing to involve themselves on the land.
John Yates Custodian of Goffin Land
Please contact Dan Powell of Landbase for more information about Goffin Land potential for livestock farming plus background on share farm agreements and how that could apply to Goffin’s assets and potential.
dan.landbase – at – gmail dot com
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LandBase seeks to provide opportunities to those wishing to involve themselves in land based activities on a range of levels, and to close the gap between the growing interest in rural living and skills, and the lack of structured learning facilities for new entrants to small-scale food production in the UK. LandBase will provide experience led, affordable, long-and short-term courses for motivated land-workers, both current and aspiring.