GREAT FALLS IRRIGATED FARM GREAT FALLS, MT
The Great Falls Irrigated Farm is all in one continuous block of very productve irrigated farmland only minntes from downtown Great Falls. This farm operaton totaling 445 acres with 326 acres irrigated with pivots, wheel lines and food irrigaton. Old water rights pnmps directly from the Snn River. Sitnated in a very scenic setng of the Snn River Valley overlooking the Highwood Monntains. This property ofers a very comfortable well-bnilt newer home and connty living with all the amenites of town minntes away. This prodnctve irrigated gronnd and tame pastnres wonld also snpport a small catle herd and/or horses. Having Snn River frontage pheasants and other wildlife abonnds on this property for yonr viewing or hnntng enjoyment. An ontstanding opportnnity to invest in Montana, “The Last Best Place.”
LOCATION: Situated west of Great Falls in the Sun River Valley of Cascade County. Access is via pavement and all season county gravel roads.
Great falls is Montana’s third largest city, located on the Missouri River among the five falls that were both a magnificent spectacle and formidable barrier to early river travel. This area held great significance for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The explorers were forced to spend nearly a month portaging around the falls in June 1805. Great Falls is home to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Click Here to go to the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center. In 1882, Paris Gibson, a Minneapolis city planner and engineer, recognized the potential in the area’s abundant resources and central location, and with the backing of railroad magnate James J. Hill, became the city’s first developer. Eight years later, the first of five dams to harness the mighty Missouri were completed. Gibson’s legacy was a carefully planned city incorporating 56 parks – a heritage of beauty that makes Great Falls unique today.
Great Falls has a metro area population of approximately 80,000 and enjoys a moderate climate with clean, pure air, low humidity and long days of sunshine. “Chinook” winds make most winter days warmer and more pleasant. Great Falls is where the mountains meet the plains and straddles the mighty Missouri River and the smaller Sun River in the heart of some of Montana’s best farm and ranch land. Great Falls is home to an International Airport. Go to Great Falls for more information about Great Falls and surrounding area.
Great Falls is situated in Central Montana between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Glacier National Park is a short 170 miles from Great Falls to Saint Mary’s Lake, the east entrance of the Going-To-The-Sun-Road. Glacier is a land of mountain ranges carved by prehistoric ice rivers and features alpine meadows, deep forests, waterfalls and neurons glistening glaciers. The vistas seen from Going-To-The-Sun-Road are breathtaking, a photographer’s paradise. More information about Glacier Park can be accessed from their web page at Glacier Park.
Central Montana is the real west that famed cowboy artist Charlie Russell loved to paint. The legendary Western Artist, Charlie Russell learned the ways of the cowboy and mountain man here in Central Montana, and the landscape and drama that unfolded here as they settled the west inspired many of his most famous paintings. For more information on Charlie Russell go to Charlie Russell. Enjoy the wide-open and uncrowded space of Central Montana, offering outstanding year around recreational opportunities not your front door. Great Falls is the medical hub for Central Montana, serving over fifteen counties and more than 225,000 residents. Benefis Health System brings the largest hospital to Montana and the largest non-governmental employer in the greater Great Falls area, with 2,300+ employees. Go to Benefis Hospital for more information on Benefis Health System.
Agriculture and defense form the backbone of the industrial base, which supports Great Falls. As a trade center, Great Falls markets more of Montana’s grain and livestock production than any other city.
ACREAGE: The Great Falls Irrigated Farm is one continuous block of land having 445.26 total plus/minus acres deeded. The total irrigated acreage is 326.23 acres and breaks down as follows:
|Grazing & Sub-Irrigated||110.57||+/-acres|
|Total Grazing & Building Site||119.03||+/-acres|
|TOTAL ACREAGE GREAT FALLS IRRIGATED FARM||445.26||+/-acres|
IRRIGATED ACREAGE: The Pivot Irrigated acreage totaling 132 acres are under two (2) low pressure pivots. The first pivot installed in 2013 is a Valley pivot that irrigates 73.36 acres more or less. The second pivot was installed in 2016 and is a Zimmatic low pressure pivot and irrigates 58.64 acres more or less.
Wheel Line Irrigated acreage presently has a total 32.54 irrigated acres.
Flood Irrigated acreage totals 161.69 +/- acres and is irrigated via gated pipe on 86.24 acres and concrete ditch for 75.45 acres.
Part of this flood irrigated acreage is in the preliminary stages of installing two new separate pivots. The estimate is roughly $200,000 to install these two pivots that would irrigate approximately 125 acres.
WATER RIGHTS: There are a total of nine (9) Irrigation Water Rights that are filed with the State of Montana. These are old water rights with the oldest dating back to 1892. These water rights are for pumping directly from the source, the Sun River. A water right for a well situated at the building site and used for domestic, lawn, garden & stock. This well is 199 feet deep and produces 7 GPM.
PUMP SITES:There is a total of four separate pumps sites pumping directly from the Sun River. It is estimated that 2018 pumps costs were approximately $4,000.
FARM SERVICE AGENCY INFORMATION: (See attached FSA Map)
|1 & 6||729||78.99*||49.94|
|4 & 5||10517||75.45*||8.06|
|Total Acreage||455 acres||132||32.54||161.69||110.57||8.46|
*Parcel #1, 2 & 6: The flood irrigation totaling 86.24 acres is all via gated pipe
*Parcel #4 & 5: The flood irrigation totaling 75.45 acres is all via concrete ditch
REVISED ACREAGES IF NEW PIVOTS ARE INSTALLED
IMPROVEMENTS:Ranch style single level home, built in 2011 having 2258 sq. ft. with 3 bedroom’s 2½ baths. Home is heated with natural gas with a forced air furnace and central air. Attached to the home is an oversized double garage.
RIVER FRONTAGE:The subject property fronts along the Sun River for one-quarter mile plus. Grazing acreage is found to be along the river and provides an excellent habit for both pheasant and deer.
The eastern portion of the property consists of what was part of the old Sun Riverbed and is called Horseshoe Lake. This area presents great habit for pheasants and water fowl. Wildlife abounds on this property for your viewing enjoyment or hunting. For information on fishing and hunting go to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks web site at Hunting Montana
SOILS:The primary soil type of the irrigated acreage is Kobar Silty Clay Loan. This soil is nearly level and consists of deep, well drained soils. Under irrigation these soils are very productive.
OUTBUILDINGS:Older outbuilding that include Barn, Shop, Garages & Lean-to’s dating back to the early 1950’s
TAXES: 2018 $4457
PRICE: $1,700,000 Cash.
BROKERS COMMENTS: The Great Falls Irrigated Farm is all in one continuous block of very productive irrigated farmland only minutes from downtown Great Falls. Situated in a very scenic setting of the Sun River Valley and overlooking the Highwood Mountains. This property offers a very comfortable well-built newer home and county living with all the amenities of town minutes away. This productive irrigated hay ground and tame pastures would support a small cattle herd and/or horses. Having Sun River frontage pheasants and other wildlife abounds on this property for your viewing or hunting enjoyment. An outstanding opportunity to invest in Montana, “The Last Best Place.” For more information about Montana go to Visit Montana.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION E-MAIL CHARLES WHITE or call 406-799-0406
DISCLOSURE NOTE:The information contained herein has been supplied by the Owner to Holiday Realty and/or compiled by Holiday Realty from other sources believed to be reliable. All information contained herein is not guaranteed to be accurate and the reader of this brochure should independently verify all such information, i.e., the number of acres involved, classification of those acres, carrying capacity, estimates of productivity or yield, water rights, etc. Acreages are stated for information only. This property is being sold by the tract or unit and exact acreages are not warranted or guaranteed by the seller or agent.