Name: Jim & Mary Maginel
Phone: (573) 382-2943
Farm: Organic Energy
Address: 20601 Maggie Lane; Tamms, Illinois
Listed with a real estate agent? No
About the farm: This small family farm has been transitioning towards a more sustainable use of the land by incorporating the ethics of permaculture and practices of agroforestry. Located in Southernmost Illinois and adjoining Shawnee National Forest, it is completely powered by solar arrays, with rainwater collection and ponds for water sources. Barns and pastures are set up for a small livestock endeavor, and a one acre field is available for market cropping. An off-farm income source would be recommended, and employment opportunities exist in nearby Cape Girardeau, MO.
Currently in operation? Not since July, 2021
Acres: Approximately 22 silvopasture acres are fenced and create 7 paddocks, with pond water access. These pastures are surrounded by hardwood forest.
Farm structures available? Yes
Two barns, a machine/sawmill shed, and smaller structures. The larger barn includes a ground-level apartment for guests/interns, the remainder includes stalls and hay storage, and the upper level is open.
Farmhouse available? Yes
The farmhouse was completed in 2005, is a story and a half, and includes a walk-out basement. It is 1400 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. It is located on the edge of a 2 acre pond, which provides wildlife viewing, swimming, fishing, and irrigation for the large organic garden. Photos included in farm pics: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BLjEOkWIoQtin3n6g7817dSbLTLmHfHD?usp=sharing
Transition information: Short-Term (1-5 Year) Lease, Lease with Option to Buy, Owner-Financed Sale
Asking price: $180-$260K, depending upon #acres involved.