Need help interpreting Web Soil Survey (WSS) report for potential hobby farm

Asked July 27, 2017, 8:38 PM EDT

I'm considering buying some land in Mercer County, Kentucky. The WSS report is ambiguous (to me). The property is only 8 acres and 2/3 are "Prime Farmland" and 1/3 is "Not Prime Farmland", but I get a warning that the scale is such that it's not accurate for that size. i.e. Maybe all the land is Prime or Not, etc. Can someone help me: 1) interpret the WSS 2) find an appropriate appraiser for a plot intended for general Hobby Farming, i.e. grow an assortment of vegetables, grains and animal feed. The WSS link to this property is: https://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/App/WebSoilSurvey.aspx?aoicoords=((-84.74432%2037.74056,-84.7... A similar report from AcreValue, apparently derived from the same survey data: https://www.acrevalue.com/report/view/198410/ Any help appreciated. Thanks, Dave

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1 Response

I would be glad to help you. You can either email me at linda.mcclanahan@uky.edu or call 859-734-4378