The Bluebird Hill Farm in North Carolina is up for grabs for the couple who writes the best 200-word essay called “Why We Want to Own and Operate Bluebird Hill Farm.”
A woman named Norma Burns has been running the organic farm for 18 years but has found it challenging since her husband passed away in 2005.
“There are so many people who love farming and would really like to make that their life commitment, but there’s just no way that they can afford to buy that kind of land and all the equipment you need. So, instead of selling it outright, I thought I’d see if there was a way to pay off the mortgage and award the winner with the farm, free and clear.”
She would prefer that someone with experience farmer would take the place over but is open to applicants. She would also prefer that two people to one. The only strict requirements are that one person be a citizen and be between the age of 25 and 50. The submission requires a $300 contest fee and is due June 1.