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The developers (not me) of a new 2500 acre planned community in central Texas are looking for farmers to produce market fruits and veggies. At this point the framework is a blank slate but there is a farmer's market on the property, well or pond water is available and several 2-10 acre sites have been identified as farm plots. They are willing to allow free use of the land to bring in the farmers they want to see and to develop their vision of a sustainable community. Organic is preferred and Permaculture would be really cool. I'm a recent PDC grad and live in the community but I'm not a farmer so I want to see if there is any interest out there. Any SPIN farmers or aspiring CSA startups looking for land? Housing and farm equipment is also available along with free Hugel and compost materials. Integrated animal systems are a possibility and any other ideas would be welcome. Some growing experience would be necessary because you would be running your own show. If interested let me know and I will make the introductions.
 
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David, do they have a web site or link of some kind so we can take a closer look?
 
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Sure, here's the link:

http://millicanreserve.org
 
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Is this program still available?
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Anna,

I can speak for the project beyond their website is still up.  If you are looking for a place, this is good land.  I own about 2 acres a little south of Millican.  Good soils, good rainfall, mild winters (even by Texas standards.)  It would be worth exploring.  What are you looking for in a property?  (size, location, livestock, crops?)

I missed this when it was originally posted; but am curious myself.  I am stacked up today with a project, but will ask around later in the week to see what can be learned.
 
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Are they still seeking farmers ??
 
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I am interested here is my contact information Trent Manuel 8176834874 text or call me with the information please and thank you... God bless
 
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As I understand it it is a subdivision development with 1 acre lots for new home construction.  They are planning a community gardens and farmers market as an amenity to the subdivision. I suspect they are looking for people to get the community "farm" going and produce crops for the "market".  Nice touch but living there still comes with HOA, deed restrictions and minimum sizes for homes.  Lot prices I saw were $80-$100k/Acre.  There's plenty of MUCH cheaper alternatives in central TX
 
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I am interested in speaking with someone further about this opportunity. I have experience in farming both livestock and gardening. As do I have experience in construction and other useful trades.
 
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Looks like they found a full time farmer based on the updatedwebsite.  https://millicanreserve.com/

FWIW- I have a food forest project going in an hour north of Millican/BCS this fall.  Will be hiring some part/time weekend help. Prefer a person with food forest experience/knowledge, and if you own a pickup, even better!
 
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Mike Centex wrote:Looks like they found a full time farmer based on the updatedwebsite.  https://millicanreserve.com/

FWIW- I have a food forest project going in an hour north of Millican/BCS this fall.  Will be hiring some part/time weekend help. Prefer a person with food forest experience/knowledge, and if you own a pickup, even better!



Mike, do you have any positions open currently?
 
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Hi Mike,

If you are still hiring part time weekend work positions on your farm/food forest, I am also interested.
 
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What a misleading subject.  "Free Texas farmland". The properties for sale are the *opposite* of free.  And BOY is that Millican website slick and polished.

This thread is six years old now, *maybe* it was geared toward perms and farms back then, today it's marketed as prime, expensive, and exclusive real estate.  You won't find earthbag houses there.
 
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