One of the Southeast's Most Productive, Irrigated Farms Goes up for Auction

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Nancemede Farms, located in Mitchell County, Georgia, represents an incredible opportunity to purchase at auction a highly productive, irrigated farm with significant income potential

Productive, Irrigated Sweet Corn and Row Crop Farm

Aerial View of one of Nancemede's irrigated farms

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The Wright Group is pleased to announce the sealed bid auction sale of Nancemede Farms. Located in the Flint River farm belt of Mitchell County, Georgia, lies one of the most exciting opportunities to purchase premier farmland in years at a scale that is unheard of in the area. Nancemede consists of 3593+/- acres in total with approximately 2124 acres under center pivot irrigation. The combination of location, size, timber volumes, soil types, wildlife diversity, and water resources make Nancemede perhaps the most unique farmland offering and investment opportunity available in the southeastern United States. The sale is being conducted by The Wright Group, a privately held brokerage firm specializing in the sale of quality farms, timberland, and plantations across the Southeast. To view their complete inventory visit their website at

With so much focus on the recent droughts that are devastating California and other agricultural regions across the West, the underlying value of quality, sustainable water resources has come to the forefront with both farmers and consumers. With 17 center pivot irrigation systems, supplied by 14 separate deep wells, Nancemede is the largest irrigated farm available in the region. Known for it's large scale row crop and sweet corn production, Nancemede is located in a area regarded as some of the most fertile farmland in the Eastern United States. This region of the state of Georgia is under a well moratorium that prohibits new permitting of wells within the Floridan aquifer. Accordingly, to recreate the permitted well infrastructure that exists on Nancemede today is simply not possible. This factor alone solidifies Nancemede's long term investment value and is what makes the property such a rare opportunity. "This is the ultimate income producing property for individuals or institutional investors, and a once in a lifetime opportunity for area farmers," states Ben W. McCollum, broker for The Wright Group.

Along with quality, tillable land, timber management has also been a long term focus. Almost every acre of available property that is not in cultivation has been utilized to create well balanced, mixed age class pine timber stands. The significant timber reserves range from pulpwood to saw timber and serve to complement the farming component by creating an alternate income stream. Current timber inventories have been established and are available for review as part of the comprehensive bidder packet. See link.

Situated on a dramatic high bluff overlooking the rocky shoals of the Flint River stands the elegant Nancemede plantation house. The classic Georgian style house was designed by the noted architect Frank McCall and encompasses over 7500 square feet. The formal living room is paneled in rich, burl walnut with french doors and palladian windows overlooking the pool area and Flint River beyond. This grand plantation house would serve as an ideal corporate retreat or private residence. The recreational component of the property is well established and actively maintained. The vast timber reserves of towering pines and mature hardwoods are home to a very healthy whitetail deer and turkey population. This area of Mitchell County, Georgia is well known for its classic hunting plantation, shooting lodges, and overall bobwhite quail habitat. Riverview and Rio Piedra Plantation, an Orvis endorsed hunting facility, are two neighboring examples. The plantation headquarters on the property includes a managers house, barns, office, fenced paddocks, and dog kennels. The beauty and diversity associated with the 1.5 miles of Flint River frontage offers endless recreational opportunities and options to complement the farming and timber operations.

Without doubt, Nancemede is the finest farm of its kind to come available for sale in the region. The property is owned by the Lisbeth Fogg estate. Mitchell County ranks in the top 3 counties within Georgia for cotton and peanut production and is the property is further enhanced by the incredibly productive sweet corn operation. For more information on this exclusive offering, please contact Eric J. McCollum and Ben W. McCollum of The Wright Group at 229-226-2564. The Wright Group is the exclusive broker represent this sealed bid auction sale.

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