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P.O. Box 1614
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Phone: 541-278-4444

Munkers Farmland

Lexington, Oregon

Price  $1,000,000.00


The Munkers Farmland is located 1.7 miles south of Lexington, Oregon, in Clarks Canyon. Access is provided by a paved county road leading right to the driveway of the property. There is county road access to all sides of the property. This property could easily be a vineyard and winery development opportunity. The layout of the home could easily be transformed into a wine tasting room and/ or a bed and breakfast.


The total number of acres for sale is 260.57 . Of the 260.57, 184 acres are tillable soils currently enrolled in a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) through September 30, 2020. The CRP contract provides an annual payment of $12,426

Irrigated Acres: 

  • Field #37: Orchard Grass/Alfalfa Mix                   ~12.0 acres
  • Field #39: Straight Alfalfa                                     10.0 acres
  • Field #41: Timothy/Orchard Grass Mix                  ~5.5 acres
  • Field #43: Straight Alfalfa                                     10.0 acres
  • Field #26: Timothy/Orchard Grass Mix                 ~10.0 acres
  • Field #30: Timothy/Orchard Grass Mix                 ~10.0 acres
  • Field #25: Pastures around house/barn/arena    ~ 6.0 acres
Currently, this ranch has 63.5 acres under irrigation, with an additional 225.9 acres of primary water rights and an additional 7.9 acres of supplemental water rights. There is an extension granted until 2022 to develop the additional irrigated land.

Current CRP Acres:

  • 164  acres            $10,890.00 CRP payment
  • 8.19 acres                 $553.00 CRP payment
  • 14.9 acres                 $983.00 CRP payment  

Identification of Subject Property:                         

Morrow County –       

  • T1S R25 TL 5700 – 260.57 acres         

Location of Subject Property:

Morrow County Oregon graphic

 Distances to Other Cities:

Lexington, OR – 1.7 miles
Hermiston, OR – 39.3 miles
Pendleton, OR – 62.2 miles
Portland, OR – 183.8 miles
Seattle, WA – 289.9 miles


Main Residence –

The ranch style home provides 3,349 square feet of newly remodeled home space with a wraparound porch. The main floor contains a slate stone tile foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, one bathroom, a ranch office, and laundry and mud rooms. This home is highlighted with vaulted ceilings and laminate wood floors throughout. The layout is an open floor plan with surround sound and speakers inside and out. All new electrical was added when the home was remodeled in 2002. The home also includes a basement with installation crawl space and a laundry and mud room with a toilet, shower, and sink. The main bathroom has a heart shaped bathtub with tile floors and metal light fixtures. The kitchen features solid oak cabinets and pull out shelving and western themed light soffits. The upstairs contains two bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and walk in closets. The wraparound porch has speakers, a propane hookup for barbeque, and a hot tub hookup located next to the master bedroom entry. The house uses a propane forced air furnace and wood heat, and has a propane hot water heater and ducted air conditioning. The yard is beautifully landscaped with lighted brick pillars, a rose garden, vinyl pool, fenced children’s playground, white vinyl fences, and a partially paved circular drive.

Fencing –

Fencing throughout the property consists of white vinyl, noble panels, HyQual panels, Powder River panels and smooth wire fencing. There is also smooth wire fencing around some of the CRP fields and hay pastures.

Pole Horse Barn –

The barn has overall dimensions of 36’x72’ with a 12’x24’ loft above the tack room. It has a 12’x12’tack room with a concrete floor and 16 revolving saddle rack. Two large sliding doors open on both sides of horse barn. There are 36’ of covered heavy duty pipe for hitching horses and a 12’x12’ concrete slab for a horse shoeing area. There is water and power throughout the barn with florescent lighting inside and out. The horse barn is very diversifiable and can be used for hay storage or adding additional horse stalls. The existing stalls readjust to enlarge mare foaling stalls. There are night and security lights throughout.

Roping/Training Arena –

The roping and horse training arena’s overall dimensions are 150’x250’ with all metal panels. There is a roping chute and pipe box with loading chute located behind this arena.  There is a 6’ wide return alley with catch pen at the end and computer programmable automatic overhead sprinkler guns for watering the arena. The arena offers optimal ground for training with very sandy loam soil with no rocks.

Paneled Round Corral –

The paneled round corral is 50’ in diameter with a computerized overhead sprinkler watering system. 

Additional Highlights –

  • Hot walker
  • All pastures are horse fenced
  • No-climb fence and woven wire with hot wire on top
  • Shade trees
  • Frost-free water faucets
  • Four large horse paddocks, each with a 12’x12’ two sided metal barn for shelter
  • Four attached horse pastures located next to horse shelters and paddocks
  • Pastures and lawns on automated pop up sprinkler watering system
  • Three Montana troughs with free water flow water system, power outlets, and floats for each trough
  • Nine total frost-free water faucets located throughout horse pastures
  • All water lines/water faucets were installed new in 2001

Shop –

The shop has dimensions of 30’x72’ with three parking garage bays, one woodworking bay, and one machine bay. The woodworking and machine bays each have a wood stove. The shop has been rewired with fluorescent lighting throughout. This building has a concrete floor, metal exterior walls, and metal roofing. 

Well –

The property’s well was drilled in July of 2000. It consists of a 10HP Grundfos Pump and Franklin 10HP 30 6” motor installed in 2010. A 5HP booster pump was installed in 2015.   

Grain Silo –

Currently, there is a small grain silo that is used for storage and easy access grain oats for horse feeding.


The subject property includes LOP tags within the Columbia Basin Unit Deer, antelope, and upland game birds


Lexington has had an average rainfall of 12.4 inches over the last 30 years.


In Lexington, Oregon, summers are warm and winters are cold. In the summer months, the average temperatures are 77.5-86 degrees and in the winter months, the average temperatures are 25-28.5 degrees. The average annual precipitation is about 12.4 inches.


2015-2016 taxes – $4,674.23

Mineral Rights:

The owner does not warrant there are any mineral rights available. However, any mineral or geothermal rights owned by the seller are included as part of the property being offered for sale. 


Property is zoned EFU, exclusive farm use. For complete zoning information, contact the Morrow County Planning Department. 
EXCLUSIVE FARM USE, EFU ZONE. In an EFU Zone, the following regulations shall apply:  
A. PURPOSE: The purpose of the Exclusive Farm Use Zone is to preserve and maintain agricultural lands for farm use consistent with historical, existing, and future needs, including economic needs that pertain to the production of agricultural products, and to permit the establishment of only those uses that are compatible with agricultural activities.  


Columbia Basin Electric Company

Morrow County, Oregon:

Morrow County is located in the state of Oregon. The county was named for one of the first white settlers, Jackson L. Morrow, who was also a member of the state legislature when the county was created. As of 2000, the population is 10,995. The county seat is located at Heppner.


The principal industries in the county today include agriculture, food processing, lumber, livestock, and recreation. A coal fired generating plant, located in Boardman, also employs a significant number of people.
Early cattlemen found an abundance of rye along the creek bottoms of the region and drove their herds into the area to forage on these natural pastures. Ranching was the primary economic force in the county for many years. Increased settlement, the enclosure of the free grazing lands, and diminished pastures due to overgrazing, resulted in the decline of ranching during the 19th century, and farming became predominant. The completion of rail lines into the county in 1883 increased access to markets and encouraged wheat production in the area. The advent of technology for center pivot irrigation has been a further stimulus to the local economy.
The Morrow Port District, situated on the Columbia River near the town of Boardman, was established in 1958.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,306 km2 (2,049 mi2). 5,264 km2 (2,032 mi2) of it is land and 42 km2 (16 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 0.79% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,995 people, 3,776 households, and 2,918 families residing in Morrow county. The population density is 2/km2 (5/mi2). There are 4,276 housing units at an average density of 1/km2 (2/mi2). The racial makeup of the county is 76.27% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 1.42% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 19.54% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. 24.43% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,776 households out of which 38.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% are married couples living together, 8.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.70% are non-families. 18.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.90 and the average family size is 3.28.
In the county, the population is spread out with 30.80% under the age of 18, 90% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 106.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $37,521, and the median income for a family is $40,731. Males have a median income of $32,328 versus $22,889 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,802. 14.80% of the population and 11.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.60% of those under the age of 18 and 10.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

History of Morrow County:

Morrow County was created on February 16, 1885 from the western portion of Umatilla County and a small portion of eastern Wasco County. Heppner was designated the temporary county seat at the time the county was created and narrowly defeated Lexington in the election held in 1886 to determine the permanent county seat.
History of Lexington, Oregon:
The town of Lexington, Oregon is located in the Willow Creek Valley in southern Morrow County between Heppner (nine miles to the southeast) and Ione (eight miles to the northwest). The area is primarily agricultural and lies approximately forty miles south of the commercial/industrial developments situated near the Columbia River communities of Boardman, Irrigon, Umatilla, and Hermiston. The Blue Mountains rise approximately 25 miles to the east.
Lexington was named by early settler William Penland for his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington post office was established in 1885. In 1886, shortly after Morrow County was created, Lexington lost by 33 votes to Heppner in an election to determine the county seat. The city was incorporated in 1903, and had a population of 185 at the 1910 census.
Sheep ranching was important in the region during the days of early settlement by non-natives. It continues in the 21st century and has been joined by wheat farming and cattle ranching as significant uses of the land


The Morrow County School District offers education from kindergarten through high school (K-12). Both Morrow County and Ione School District busses go by this property.


The Lexington Airport, which is capable of landing jets, is located just two miles from the property.

Possible Property Usages:

The property could be used as an equine training facility, a breeding farm, a youth equine rehabilitation center, or as a place to host equine competitions. The property would also make an excellent hunting lodge, bed & breakfast, or a dude ranch. The possibilities are endless! 

Related Resources:

Oregon Department Fish Wildlife: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/
Climate: http://www.homefacts.com/ 
Morrow County: http://government.morrowcounty.org/
School District: http://www.morrow.k12.or.us/

Offered by:
The Whitney Land Company

Todd Longgood, Broker
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Timothy 'Scott' Coe, Broker
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Please contact The Whitney Land Company office to schedule a showing.  A listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.

All of the information within this sales package has been gathered from State, County and City records and officials as well as others who are deemed reliable; however, the broker and agents can not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information herein contained. It is also subject to change, prior sale or withdrawal.