Located in West Coffee and East Covington County between Elba and Opp, Brooksville Farm presents an outstanding opportunity to acquire some active farmland and a timber investment - and enjoy some fantastic hunting in south Alabama. The Farm features a great mix of active crop land and woods, some merchantable pines, two year-round creeks, and some excellent deer and turkey habitat. A brand-new, 32' x 48' barn provides ample covered storage space for all your equipment and could be enclosed if you want to have a Barndominium. The Farm has paved road frontage on County Road 377 and utilities are immediately available at the road. There are plenty of great build sites if you are looking for a place to homestead.
This is a genuine investment opportunity - farmland is in high demand and Brooksville Farm provides $4,500 of annual income through a farm lease that can be continued. Or, you have the option to terminate the lease after the harvest if you want to do your own farming. The well-drained, sandy loam soil is ideal for growing cotton, peanuts, corn, or soybeans (cotton was grown in 2019). After the crops are harvested in the fall, these fields provide the perfect opportunity to plant some large food plots for the winter. You could also convert the farmland to pasture and raise some animals, put it into hay production, or plant trees. With approximately 65 acres of active farmland, you have enough land to do any combination of the above.
The tract includes about 15 acres of merchantable planted pines that are approximately 14 years old and are very close to being ready for a first thinning. Approximately 55 acres of timber were harvested in 2018. The current owner has already applied for the Nrcs Eqip (Environmental Quality Incentive Program) and anticipates the tract to be reforested with Longleaf pines in late 2020 or early 2021. Eqip is a cost-share program that covers a significant portion of the total expenses to put the land back in production. Once the trees are planted, they are the property of the landowner (but must be left to grow for a minimum of 15 years before they can be clear cut again). At harvest time, all the proceeds will be yours. While you wait for the planting prep to be done you can develop and shape the property as you desire. You pick the spots for your food plots, camp site and dove field. If you want to convert some of the cutover land to pasture, now is the time.
Brooksville Farm has everything necessary to host healthy populations of deer, turkey, and other south Alabama wildlife. Over 110 acres of woods and recent cutover around the field provide plenty of food and cover. Pond Creek crosses the property in the NW corner and flows southwesterly for over 750 feet before exiting to the west. A smaller, unnamed creek flows westerly for over a half mile on the property on the south side of the Farm. The owner built a new bridge over the creek that allows UTV access to that side of the farm.
Turkeys love this combination of open fields for eating and strutting, the creek bottom hardwoods for roosting and eating acorns, and the cool water to drink. The owner recently saw a flock of over 35 birds. Deer are particularly fond of the almost two miles of “edges” created by the fields and the excellent combination of thick cover for bedding and the abundance of food. The creek bottoms and some wetlands contain a good mix of mast-producing hardwoods, cypress trees, and pines. There are white and red oaks and hickory trees scattered throughout the creek bottoms. The tracks, scrapes and rubs provide ample evidence that there are plenty of whitetails that call this place home.
Over 600 feet of paved road frontage and a good internal farm road ensure good access through the tract. There is power and county water available at the road. Brooksville Farm is perfect for someone who wants a good investment property and loves to hunt. About 20 acres of the Farm is in Coffee County on County Road 377, the balance of the tract is in Covington County. The Farm was recently surveyed. Competitively priced at less than $1,600 per acre, Brooksville Farm is a great buy.
Directions to Ranch
From Elba, take Hwy 84 east for seven miles then turn right on County Road 377. After 0.6 miles, property is on your left.
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