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Kepka Family Farm

MLS Number: KS345247
Price : $2,000,000
Features: N/A
Acreage : 356.50
State: Kansas
County: Ellsworth
Status: Active
Property Documents: N/A

The Kepka Family Farm is a large +/- 360 acre farmstead located in the beautiful rolling hills of Central Kansas and the Great Plains.  The property is situated just southeast of the town of Wilson, KS.  This fourth generation farm has always been a working family farm producing wheat, Milo, and hay crops and grazing cattle.  This farm has so much potential from farming and ranching to hunting and establishing habitat.  The property has proven to be great for quail, turkey, deer, predator, and dove hunting.  With the southern border being located only one-half mile from the Smoky Hill River, this property is a haven for many different species of wildlife and holds some record White-tailed deer. The land includes:Cultivated farmlandPasture groundCRP groundMeadowWaterwaysThe farmstead includes:Large pole-metal shedLarge, unfinished (reconstructed) horse barn designed to be a full living quartersA bunk house (current living quarters)Two new storage podsHorse pasture with large south facing lean-to with small tack room (unfinished) – Probound fence throughout the pasture with gatesLarge area south to finish for horses with enough area for a nice small horse barn if desiredGarden areaTwo water wells (drilled by Kelly’s Water Well) – 275 ft. deep and in 50 ft. of aquifer, both have emersion wells that move water throughout the farmyardThe Metal Pole ShedJohn Deer 4720 Utility Tractor with cab and 7 attachmentsBuilt by ASH/OSI in 201050 x 80 ft (4,000 sq. ft.) with 6 inch deep concrete floor that has circulating heat throughout the floor (heated by a propane heating unit that is inside west wall of the shed)Blown-in insulation that covers the complete shed which has strengthened the building and decreased the cost of insurance coverage and decreased heating costsTwo electric door openers on each side, west and east side of shed (12 ft. x 12 ft.)Walk-in door on south side with electric lockNo windows or skylight windows to reduce possible break-insElectric fluorescence lighting with plenty of electrical 220 V outletsBuilt-in benches and cabinets – wood shop and mechanical areaOffice in the SW corner of shed – houses security system for farmyard and storageThe north side has a concrete slab (15 ft. x 80 ft.) meeting with north side lean-to (15 ft. x 80 ft.) for machinery.  Enclosed with two sliding doors that lock on inside.  Ample storage shelving along inside wall.Shed with additions now totals 6,400 sq. ft.Two hydrants on south lean-to cornersOutside outletsConcrete slabs on west and east side of sideAll machinery and equipment negotiable with sale of property.Bunk HouseMetal pole building made into living quartersBuilt in 201224 ft. x 40 ft. (960 sq. ft.)Open porch on the east side (8 ft. x 40 ft.)Main structure includes – Kitchen with gas cooking stove, dining area and living area and one handicap-accessible bathroom with shower, sink and stool.Large TV on south wall with cableNorth room is a large bedroom with bay window and electric fireplaceSunroom on west side – enclosed patio area (14 ft. x 24 ft.) Sun room includes large TV over electric fireplace, washer and dryer area and office spacePatio on west side (18 ft. x 24 ft.) with open fireplace/pitAll rooms finished in pine woodCeiling fans, heat and air, 2 large TVs, land lines, and internet serviceAll contents included in sale of propertyHorse BarnBarn built in 192440 x 40 x 40 ft. to peak.  Roof is a hip roof.  Barn structure was in solid shape and recently restored with all livestock remnants removed.Designed to be finished for living quarters but not yet completed.Outside of barn was covered in OSB board and 26 gauge tin, windows and dormers addedGround floor is full concreteThere is a corner for mechanical utilities and storage, opposite corner is a space for a large kitchenLarge staircase to loft aboveThe remaining area could be designed to incorporate a lodge with beds, large rec room, bathrooms, etc.The loft floor is 38 x 40 ft.  Floor is new wood but unfinished flooring.  Space for kitchen and pantry.  A good size space for bathroom.  South end of the loft could be for a nice sized bar.  North end could be used for an additional rec area.The third floor of the loft is divided into thirds.  South third and north third are possible bedrooms with closets and each with a staircase.The center third opened to look down to loft floor.Consultation done for incorporating heating and air.  GEO thermal by coils was determined to be the best solution for covering the area efficiently and being the most cost efficient.The structure would also need better insulation and electrical wiring.Additional FeaturesTwo large, new pods for storage (very clean)Large lawn area6.6 acre meadow on east side of barnyard and south side of home/pasture.  Meadow can be viewed from barn loft and patio of the bunkhouse.  Meadow is bordered by 50 ft. four generation Cottonwood trees that provide great shade.The northwest corner of the meadow is a 12 ft. x 16 ft. small barn that houses cooking utensils.  There is an old deck around 3 sides of the barn and to the east of the barn is a fire pit.  The pit has sand around it and limestone blocks used for Dutch oven cooking.All items will sell with property.FinancialsFarming income includes wheat, Milo, hay, and pasture averaging around $15,000.00 per year (including CRP payments)Taxes average around $5,500/yearElectricity is on average $150/mo. (Rolling Hills Electric Corp.)Propane (Shed and Bunk House) averages $1,200/year (Moeder Oil, Great Bend, KS)Property will be sold as owner financed only.Land DescriptionEast half of farm is mainly the homestead/barnsWest half consists of pasture and CRP groundPasture is rolling hills.  It has trees and a creek the full length that winds through the pasture and also has a spring-fed creek that has had water in it since the 1930’s.  There are two water tanks connected that are 4 years old and are filled by natural spring water.  They run at 5 gallons per minute and have for the last 4 years.The south end of the pasture is 1/2 mile from the north side of the Smoky Hill River.  There is another pasture between the river and the property’s pasture.There is some waste land connected to the CRP ground.This property has proven over many generations to be excellent habitat for hunting and developing food plots, buffer strips, and in-field incubators for quail (quail restoration).The water supply has always been strong and water has never been hauled onto property.Deer Unit 4All water and mineral rights shall pass to Buyer.Community/AttractionsThis farm is located about 2 1/2 miles SE of Wilson, KS just off of Highway 40.Wilson, Kansas is known for its Czech history and festival and the restored Midland Railroad Hotel with fine bar and grill with great wine list.16 miles to Ellsworth, KS (can accommodate large aircrafts at airport)25 miles to Russell, KS (can accommodate large aircrafts at airport) – Also famed for Meridy’s Steakhouse50 miles to Salina, KS (larger city with restaurants and shopping)1/2 mile north of the Smoky Hill River, which feeds Kanopolis Lake Reservoir in Ellsworth CountyInterstate 70 just 2 miles from Wilson, KS and only a few miles from the propertyJust north of the Interstate is the Smoky Hills, which includes Wilson State Park (Lake Wilson)Lake Wilson is one of Kansas’ premier recreation hot spots to fish, hike, boat, water-ski, or just camp and enjoy the outdoors.Seller is asking for Owner Financing of the property with 20% down and 4% interest rate. Only way buyer will sell property is through owner financing. All personal property is negotiable.   All mineral rights, water rights, crops, cash rent from leases, and CRP payments will pass to Buyer.Please contact JC Bosch with Hayden Outdoors at 620-282-9572, for more information on this property or to schedule a private showing.



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