Bartow, GA (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
When 5,300 acres of land owned by the Dr. J.H. Harrison Estate is auctioned on Thursday, January 31st, prospective bidders will find opportunities as varied as the life of Harrison himself, an admired and innovative cardiovascular surgeon and Army veteran, who received his education at the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia (MCG), and served as an officer in the MCG Foundation and its Alumni Association. Throughout a stellar 50-year career in cardiovascular surgery marked by a devotion to saving and extending the lives of his patients, Dr. Harrison maintained a heartfelt connection to his land spread across the Counties of Jefferson, Johnson, Tattnall and Washington, where he continued a lifelong pursuit of farming.
“He was truly one of Georgia’s most remarkable native sons.” Said Thomas W. Rowell, president/CEO of Rowell Auctions, Inc., manager of the January 31st. 5,300-acre sale, with the sale of equipment from the estate’s diversified farming operations to follow on Saturday, February 2nd. The equipment and land was used in the production of cotton, peanuts and corn, as well as a commercial cattle operation and the successful management of timberland tracts. “Dr. Harrison was known as a man of meticulous nature in all that he did, and we have strived to reflect that kind of care in the presentation of the estate’s land and equipment and the conduct of its sale,” said Rowell.
The real estate and equipment sale represents one of the largest auctions of its kind ever held in the region. “We have subdivided the land being offered into irrigated farming tracts of various acreage, timberlands with solid profit potential, as well as easily affordable prime hunting tracts,” said Rowell Auctions’ CEO Thomas Rowell. “This sale method allows bidders to create a farm of just about any size desired. And the well cared for equipment is field ready, according to the Rowell representative. The sale of the large acreage of land coupled with the equipment to work it provides a rare opportunity to create a turnkey operation said the Rowell spokesman.
The real estate auction begins at 10 A.M. on January 31st on the farm headquarters site at 3700 Baldee Road, Bartow, Georgia (Jefferson County), with the late model equipment selling without reserves beginning at 10 A.M., February 2nd, at the same site. Interested parties will find more detailed information, including terms, conditions and other financial information at RowellAuctions.com or by making inquiries at 1-800-323-8388.