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 farmland
- Pasture ground
- CRP ground
The farmstead includes:
- Large pole-metal shed
- Large, unfinished (reconstructed) horse barn designed to be a full living quarters
- A bunk house (current living quarters)
- Two new storage pods
- Horse pasture with large south facing lean-to with small tack room (unfinished) – Probound fence throughout the pasture with gates
- Large area south to finish for horses with enough area for a nice small horse barn if desired
- Garden area
- Two 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 farmyard
The Metal Pole Shed
- John Deer 4720 Utility Tractor with cab and 7 attachments
- Built by ASH/OSI in 2010
- 50 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 costs
- Two 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 lock
- No windows or skylight windows to reduce possible break-ins
- Electric fluorescence lighting with plenty of electrical 220 V outlets
- Built-in benches and cabinets – wood shop and mechanical area
- Office in the SW corner of shed – houses security system for farmyard and storage
- The 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 corners
- Outside outlets
- Concrete slabs on west and east side of side
- All machinery and equipment negotiable with sale of property.
- Metal pole building made into living quarters
- Built in 2012
- 24 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 cable
- North room is a large bedroom with bay window and electric fireplace
- Sunroom 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 space
- Patio on west side (18 ft. x 24 ft.) with open fireplace/pit
- All rooms finished in pine wood
- Ceiling fans, heat and air, 2 large TVs, land lines, and internet service
- All contents included in sale of property
- Barn built in 1924
- 40 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 added
- Ground floor is full concrete
- There is a corner for mechanical utilities and storage, opposite corner is a space for a large kitchen
- Large staircase to loft above
- The 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.
- Two large, new pods for storage (very clean)
- Large lawn area
- 6.6 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.
- Farming income includes wheat, Milo, hay, and pasture averaging around $15,000.00 per year (including CRP payments)
- Taxes average around $5,500/year
- Electricity 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.
- East half of farm is mainly the homestead/barns
- West half consists of pasture and CRP ground
- Pasture 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 4
- All water and mineral rights shall pass to Buyer.
- This 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 Steakhouse
- 50 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 County
- Interstate 70 just 2 miles from Wilson, KS and only a few miles from the property
- Just 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.