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Silver Spring Farm

Bellevue, Idaho (Blaine County)
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1,396 +/- Deeded Acres

An operating hay, barley, and potato farm with some of the most significant and valuable water rights in the West

An Incredible Watershed with its Senior Surface & Groundwater Resources
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  • 1,396 ± deeded acres with 1,160± acres of highly productive irrigated crop land
  • 25 miles south of Ketchum and Sun Valley, and just 13 miles from a commercial airport in Hailey
  • Spring water on the ranch provides 60%-75% of the total stream flow to the world-class Silver Creek fishery
  • High quality elk, moose, and antelope hunting, and situated in the heart of waterfowl migration corridor
  • Considerable water rights, which not irrigate, but provide water for lakes, ponds, and wetlands
  • State-of-the-art water monitoring system
  • 10 pivots and several wheel and handlines irrigate up to 1,160 acres
  • Most of the fields are organically certified
  • Conservation easement and ecological mitigation opportunities, including water and wetland banking, and recharge of groundwater
  • A well-balanced farm with solid production
Introduction
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Situated just south of Bellevue, Idaho at the headwaters of Silver Creek, Silver Spring Farm offers a well water farm. The 1,400 +/- acre farm is located just 25 miles south of Ketchum and the world-class resort of Sun Valley, and 13 miles from a commercial airport. Silver Spring Farm is an operating hay, barley, and potato farm with some of the most significant and valuable water rights in the West. The water rights irrigate approximately 1,160 +/- acres of highly productive cropland. This is a rare opportunity to own, manage, protect, and preserve an incredible watershed with its senior surface and groundwater resources.

Lay of the Land
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Silver Spring Farm is located in the heart of the Bellevue Triangle in Blaine County, Idaho. This 1,396 ± deeded acre farm includes 1,160 ± acres of highly productive pivot irrigated cropland. Hay, pasture, and grain crops, a 400-head cow herd, and seasonal grazing give the ranch excellent diversity.

Ranch Attributes
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Ranch Operations

  • The ranch includes exceptional water resources, with senior surface and groundwater rights with impressive conservation values
  • 1,160 ± pivot irrigated acres
  • 10 pivots and additional wheel and handline irrigation
  • Senior surface water rights, and abundant groundwater rights
  • State-of-the-art water monitoring system
  • A well-balanced ranch with solid production and excellent recreational amenities

Water Rights

  • Silver Spring Farm has substantial surface and groundwater rights
  • Irrigation surface water rights with priority years 1883 – 1890
  • Irrigation ground water rights with priority years 1946 – 1983

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The Ranch at Silver Spring

Bellevue, Idaho (Blaine County)

  • 2,060± deeded acres with 960 ± acres of highly productive irrigated crop land, 220 ± acres of dry land farming
  • Exceptional facilities and improvements including historic and charming ranch home, barn, outbuildings, corrals, and riding arena
  • Headwaters to a world-class fly-fishery with 10 miles of creeks and aquatic habitat
  • 25 miles south of Ketchum and Sun Valley, and just 13 miles from a commercial airport in Hailey
  • Spring water on the ranch provides 60%-75% of the total stream flow to the world-class Silver Creek fishery
  • High quality elk, moose, and antelope hunting, and situated in the heart of waterfowl migration corridor
  • Considerable water rights, which not only irrigate, but provide water for lakes, ponds, and wetlands
  • Natural areas, including ponds, creeks, and wetlands, provide an exceptional ecosystem, with conservation values such as water quality, fisheries, and waterfowl/wildlife habitat
  • State-of-the-art water monitoring system
  • Most of the fields are organically certified, and the ranch produces organic grass-fed cattle
  • In addition to hay, pasture, and grain crops, additional seasonal cattle grazing give the ranch excellent diversity
  • Conservation easement and ecological mitigation opportunities, including water and wetland banking, and recharge of groundwater
  • A well-balanced ranch with solid production and excellent recreational amenities
$13,000,000
2,060 +/- Deeded Acres
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Eden Farm

Farson, Wyoming (Sweetwater County)

  • 1,435 Total Acres (641 Deeded, 794 BLM Lease)
  • An excellent hay and cattle operation, offers carrying capacity of 75 AUMS
  • 235 acres under 3 center pivots, 160 acres of irrigated pasture, and year-round water from an artesian well
  • Pipe shipping and working facilities centrally located on the property
  • Located 40 miles north of Rock Springs in the center of the Red Desert
  • Offers pivot irrigation, good fences, and developed water resources
$1,500,000
1,435 +/- Total
22

Table Mountain Farm

Huntley, Wyoming (Goshen County)

  • 1,440 total acres consisting of 1,152 deeded acres, 160-acre State of Wyoming lease, and 128-acre BLM lease
  • 155.6 acre foot storage reservoir
  • 110 acres of GID water, and 745.8 acres from Russell Supply Ditch
  • 854 acres of irrigation
  • Field Wise, LLC Intelligent Farming technology utilized throughout the farm
  • Low taxes compared to some large farming operations located in Nebraska
  • Storage reservoir and Russell supply makes water readily available during crucial points throughout the growing season
  • Listed at recent appraised value
$4,175,000
1,440 +/- Total
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