This Benton County, Minnesota, farm is offered for sale. The property includes 2,248.25 acres of land with over 1,400 acres irrigated with Valley Center Pivot Systems. These systems are between one and ten years old. The irrigation water is all supplied by wells that range in depth from 80 to 120 feet. The ground water supply in this part of Minnesota is excellent and very little between wet and dry years.
All of the irrigation systems have the latest control technology for remote sensing and control. These center pivots are all serviced professionally by Grand Irrigation from Clear Lake, Minnesota, on a routine basis or when required during the growing season. The well pumps are all three-phase electric powered. Most of the wells are direct vertical drive pumps and some are submersible. Well capacity ranges from 600 GPM to 1,200 GPM depending on system demand.
The farm includes two building sites, one of which has modern home, machinery shed and grain storage. The main building site does not include a home and has most of the operation buildings. These include grain storage capacity of 400,000 bushels, a high capacity 3-year old grain dryer powered with natural gas and three-phase electric power. Included with this system is a 1,000 bushel dump pit with an elevator leg to send grain to the wet holding bins or to storage bins.
There is large machinery shed for cold storage of all farm equipment. This building is 60'X150' with a concrete floor. Additionally the main farm shop is only one year old and has in-floor natural gas heat, 16 foot side walls and ample office space.
The main crops grown on this farm are corn and soybeans. Edible beans, alfalfa and most small grains may also be grown in this area. Markets for these crops are within 20 miles. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM-Benson Quinn) has a new 3,000,000 bushel terminal facility within 10 miles and is serviced by BNSF Railroad. Golden Plump Poultry Feed Mill is 6 miles from the farm site and utilizes over 5 million bushels of corn per year, Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op in Little Falls, Minnesota, utilizes 8 million bushels of corn per year and is located 30 miles from the property.
Other markets locally are New Vision Alliance-poultry, hog and dairy feed processor. This plant is located 25 miles away in Albany, Minnesota. Jennie-O Turkey Feed Mill in Swanville, Minnesota is a major feed supplier for turkey producers in Central Minnesota.
The price for this farm is divided between irrigated, dry land and the main farm building site. Portions of the irrigated and dry land are tiled, some of which is currently being installed to take advantage of the soil moisture condition.
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