Fully Repaid

Land Purchase For Regenerative Ranch

by Harbor Master Beef
Land Purchase For Regenerative Ranch

Land purchase enabling Harbor Master Beef to finish their cattle on pasture and provide quality grass-fed beef for their community.

Project Summary
  • Location: Clatskanie, OR
  • Loan Term: 6 months
  • Interest Rate: 6.00% APR
  • Repayments Begin: 1 month after disbursement
100% of $800,000

Funded on 07/20/2021



Caryn Seely, owner and operator of Harbor Master Beef, fell in love with raising livestock when she was just a kid. At the age of 5, she was given her first calf and has been hooked ever since. Fast forward to today, Caryn has built up a herd of 170 head of cattle that she currently grazes on approximately 200 acres of leased land. The purchase of this property in Clatskanie, Oregon, which neighbors her family’s 4th generation mint farm, will enable Caryn to expand her herd size to 400 head and manage the additional 395 acres through regenerative grazing practices.

Use of Funds

Harbor Master Beef will use a bridge loan from Steward to purchase the property adjacent to the family’s existing mint fields. By purchasing this land, Harbor Master Beef will not only enrich the land through regenerative grazing and land management, but they will ensure that this land, plus hundreds of additional acres, stays in agricultural production.

Regenerative & Sustainable Practices

In addition to rotationally grazing the cattle, Harbor Master Beef deploys a number of sustainable and regenerative practices:

  • Local habitat protection for wildlife throughout certain areas of the 395 acres

  • Plans to establish pollinator habitats throughout the property

  • No-till pasture-based system

  • Grows and harvests hay to keep livestock on the pasture over the winter
  • Hormone and antibiotic-free beef
Lender Participation Agreement Download

Join the Steward Newsletter

Get project announcements, farmer introductions, company updates, and more by subscribing to the Steward newsletter. Join our growing community of people who are making regenerative agriculture the foundation of our future.

Become a Steward Lender

Join a growing community of sustainably-minded lenders reaping the rewards from responsible farming