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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kevin Lehto

Application Date:

11/13/2016

Total Acres Desired:

3-60

Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

My Husband and I have love for agriculture and small farming/homesteading. We both have extensive experience growing and preserving our own food. I grew up with large gardens and small live stock, Kevin spend 10 years on a small self-sustaining farm, and we both would love to have a small farm or homestead. We currently have a large garden plot, on the property that we rent, however we are limited to just that plot. We are looking for atleast 3 acres but more is always welcome and the property would need to be in southern Maine because I teach Piano and would need to stay close to my client base. We are definitely open to alternate sale/lease/manager options.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jospeh Lott

Application Date:

11/10/2016

Total Acres Desired:

2+

Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have around 8 years of on/off experience in sustainable, small scale farming and gardening. In 08 or 09, I worked as an intern on a small farm on Roque Island in Maine, helping to manage the vegetable garden as well as caring for horses, cows, sheep and chickens. After that I worked on a small farm in Northwest Connecticut, caring for cattle, sheep & goats. After that, I planned on attending the Farm School in west/central MA, but life had other plans for me, and I have a family now instead! Since then my work and study in sustainable agriculture has shifted to compensate for being a mother of 3 young kids. Our family keeps a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats, and we raise chickens for meat and eggs. I am an herbalist and grow herbs as well as wild-harvesting. I have experience raising rabbits for meat, and am an amateur beekeeper in my 2nd year. I keep a vegetable garden for our family, and am gaining proficiency in canning and preserving food. I attended a waldorf school growing up, and have an interest in biodynamic agriculture. I am interested in attaining skills to homestead or farm without reliance on fossil fuels - some areas of current interest/study include: sustainable home heating, rocket mass heaters, sustainable cooking, cob building and earthen ovens, low-impact growing season extension methods, herbal medicine, and much more!

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Nate Gorlin-Crenshaw

Application Date:

11/08/2016

Total Acres Desired:

>10

Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have been farming for 5+ years on mainly mixed vegetable and livestock operations. I just finished up my first season in Maine at a 7 acre market farm in Newcastle. I am very interested in a tractor-based, mechanized small scale (10-15 acres) vegetable farm with a strong incorporation of cover crops. My partner, Nate, has been farming for 4+ years with a focus on livestock, cover crops, and equipment operation/maintenance.

Application Date:

11/03/2016

Total Acres Desired:

at least 3

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I grew up on a farm and have lived farming since I was a young girl. 7 years ago I found my dream home/farm. I have been running this place all organic. this place is full of abundance ,there are apple and cherry trees ,grapes ,blackberries rasberries blueberries and strawberries, there are herb and vegetable gardens I have kept bees and make my own honey. I also have chickens and goats. I was planning on branching out even further when in the blink of an eye everything changed. Divorce ! sadly it has been a long and very hard(a year and half). I am giving up my little farm and walking away to find some peace again. because of the big D my credit it not so hot right now but I cringe when i think of moving my daughters and I into an apartment. we can not live like that. I need to farm ,it is how we live and what will help us all heal. I am looking to either rent or rent to own a farm with at least 3 acres of land. the house has to have at least 3 bedrooms ,other than that I am a simple girl and do not need a whole lot. I love to use wood for heat so that wood be a plus. I plan on going solar and having greenhouses wherever I end up. thank you !

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kelly Perkins

Application Date:

11/02/2016

Total Acres Desired:

100

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

My Wife and I Have several years farming experience on smallish diversified farms. Operation revolved around CSA's and included, vegetables, fruit, grains and livestock. For myself (oliver), I grew up on a sheep station in Australia and have sound understanding of animal husbandry. For the last several years I have work as a Butcher specializing in charcuterie and dry cured products. Currently I work as head Butcher at Maine Street Meats.

Application Date:

10/25/2016

Total Acres Desired:

20-100

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Grew up on Overlook Farm in Casco, ME. Grew vegetables.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Nathaniel Bennett

Application Date:

10/17/2016

Total Acres Desired:

25-150 (we would consider being caretakers for more farm/woodland than we may use)

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Nate and I both grew up with an interest in farming. As a five year old, Nate raised his first batch chicks. Over the years to come he would raise: chickens for eggs and meat, turkeys and ducks. My interest in agricultures stemmed from an interest in herbal medicine and has since blossomed into a passion for dairy, herbs and sustainability. In high school, the two of us, along with a few friends banded together to form The Barefoot Cooperative, where we sold eggs, kombucha, herbal teas, salves, handcrafted chairs and more at various craft fairs. After graduation, Nate and I left home and traveled the US for a year WWOOFing on various farms. We wanted to find business models that worked and supported happy people, we also fell in love with cows over the course of our travels and collected a bunch of knowledge from the various, diverse farms we worked on. We are both committed to raising livestock and growing food in a loving a sustainable way.

Application Date:

10/17/2016

Total Acres Desired:

100-200

Organic:
  • No
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have been working in and around the dairy industry for approximately 6 years now. I have a Bachelor of Science in Dairy Management from the University of New Hampshire. I also have a small herd of Saanen dairy goats which I would like to start building a commercial dairy from. In addition, I am beginning to establish a herd of Brown Swiss as my second dairy herd. Other agricultural experiences of mine include meat sheep, beef and growing fruits and vegetables.

Application Date:

10/17/2016

Total Acres Desired:

20

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

At the end of June 2016, I left my job as the Director of Operations/Farm Manager for an agricultural social enterprise in Vancouver, B.C. I worked with Sole Food for five years managing the vegetable production and the staff. Prior to that, I managed an organic vegetable farm near Eugene, Oregon from 2008-2011. Before that, I worked on farms in Alaska, California, New Hampshire and Vermont, primarily with organic vegetable production but also with small livestock including goats and chickens, and on one cow dairy. I got my start in the Adirondacks of upstate New York when I was a teenager, working with my cousin on one of the first organic farms in the region.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Mary Bordewieck and Anthony Staton

Total Acres Desired:

60-150

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Currently the only employee working alongside farm owner at Double T farm in Garner, NC. This is my first season with this farm, the farm is a fluctuating 3-7 acres with year-round production in mostly organic (non-certified) vegetable production for small (currently under 100 member) CSA. Previous experience includes one partial season harvesting and CSA prep for Hampshire College organic farm, personal garden experience, and a season co-managing an intensive garden to supply a restaurant in Hancock county, ME (where I grew up). While my experience is minimal at this point, I am growing and learning every day working with a farmer who is focused on teaching me what I need to know to go on an manage my own farm a few seasons from now and offering me opportunities to try my own ventures or assume management of farm projects within his business.

Total Acres Desired:

20

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I apprenticed for the 2014 growing season on a diversified vegetable and livestock farm in Scarborough, ME. I then went on to manage the livestock production of this same farm for the 2015 season. This included a 4 sow breedstock (tamworth x berkshire), finishing 70+ porkers, 1,000 laying hens, 1,000 broilers (freedom rangers), 15 katahdin sheep, and 150 broad breasted bronze turkeys. As the livestock manager I oversaw the installation and maintenance of relative infrastructure, mixed feed rations, pastured the respective parties, and dealt with marketing and sales of the products. This also included working with 4 apprentices to effectively execute delegated tasks. While the position was focused on livestock, the bulk of my time (hard to imagine) was working in the 3.5 acre diversified vegetable garden. Operating with a no-till market garden structure, the farm intensively cultivated a broad range of crops for a 100 person csa, a range of wholesale markets, and two weekly farmers markets. I stayed on to watch the farm for the winter of 2016.

Starting in April of 2016 I took on a farmhand position at Misty Brook farm in Albion, ME, and I continue to work there today. My responsibilities include pasturing 40+ beef cows, 30+ jerseys, 1,000+ laying hens, 450 Freedom Rangers, and overseeing a 10 sow breedstock.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jason Gold

Application Date:

10/05/2016

Total Acres Desired:

2-200

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We both have been full-time farming for four years. Currently we are working on a diversified livestock farm in upstate New York with cows, sheep, pigs, turkeys and both laying hens and broiler chickens. Both of us have a couple years of management experience at small diversified vegetable farms in Austin, Texas. We have worked on various types of organic and sustainable ag operations.
Collectively we have experience growing a wide diversity of vegetables for CSA and retail; working with livestock including managing grazing rotations, slaughtering, butchering; orchard work including pruning and planting.
We are both experienced with operating tractors and have proficient carpentry and building skills.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Marie Ryan-Brackett

Application Date:

10/02/2016

Total Acres Desired:

15 +

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Better than average mechanical skills/knowledge/understanding from small
appliances to vehicles. Can make metal parts using machine tools. Builder
with working understanding of solar equipment, plumbing and electrical.
Experience with chickens, annual and perennial vegetable gardening, herbs,
small orcharding, berries and fruit. Many hours mowing using brush hog.
Beekeeping, sugaring, heating with self harvested wood. Details are attached
if you are interested.

Skills:
Somewhat mechanically gifted. cars/pickups, little MF25 tractor w/ 4’ brush
hog, 3 to 25 hp lawn/garden machines. My vehicles are reliable for 12 plus
years, the pickup had over 200,000 miles when computer/rust retired it
Engine work
Routine maintenance; fluids, filters
Rebuilt more than one car engine down to cylinders out of block.
Brakes; lines, cylinders, drums, pads, rotors, calipers
Electrical; troubleshooting, re-wiring, repair
Engineer with fortune 500 company that sent me internationally as a
production consultant/supervisor due to my mechanical understanding
expertise.
Can make lathes, vertical millers (Bridgeports), horizontal grinders remove
metal.
Made numerous small hard to find metal repair parts
Modified 4x6x3/8 angle to retrofit 50 year old washing machine motor to 100
year old furnace because no compatible parts available.
Can reverse 2 and 3 phase motor direction
Builder; Major restoration of over a dozen houses (Mass CSL)
Over three dozen re roofings all stripped with repair to deck when needed
Substantial foundation work on more than one house
Major house jacking required more than once
The barn required 18 or so screw jacks for a 3 foot lift
Re wiring to code from panel on
Re plumbing to code from pump/shut-off on waste and supply
Siding installation and repair of: shiplap, reverse board and batten, cedar
claps, shakes and vinyl.
Exterior/interior door and window installation, repair and replacement
Glass and foam board insulation
Dormers installed; full and dog house
Installed PV and solar thermal for a summer
Chickens in two different states for about a dozen years
Built two chicken coops one from lumber scavenged from building ¼ mile down
the road
Primarily layers but did meat birds once
Like Dominiques a heritage breed
Plan on next coop to be a 25 to 50 bird mobile coop with skirt
Home gardening for close to 30 years
Tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, various squashes summer and
winter, salad materials, sweet corn, asparagus, jerusalem artichokes,
rhubarb, beans, chard, beets, kale, garlic and other herbs
Small orcharding and berries. pruning
One property had over 100 high bush blueberry bushes that needed to be
reclaimed. (oh how sweet that was) kept them up for 10 years.
30’ x 40’ of raspberries
Apple trees planted or reclaimed
Peaches, plumbs reclaimed
Several years of beekeeping
Several years of sugaring, still have a 2’x3’ finishing pan
over 20 years using wood as my primary heat source. 75% of which nature
harvested and friends wanted removed

[1] mailto:marieryan58@gmail.com

Application Date:

09/17/2016

Total Acres Desired:

5-10

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Used to work in my uncles farm in Puerto Rico. Dealt with cows chickens and pigs mainly.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Manuel Sereno

Application Date:

09/14/2016

Total Acres Desired:

10-75

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have completed about 6 apprenticeships on different farms around the country. I have gained experience with organic vegetable production, organic greenhouse management, organic orchard management, propagation techniques, food preservation techniques, selling farm produce (through farmers markets, restaurants & grocery stores), handling and caring for livestock (sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, dairy cows, pigs, bees). I am familiar with using a weed wacker, scythe, tractor, walk behind rototiller, electric animal fencing, t-post driver, heavy hoe and most other gardening tools.

My partner Manuel has similar experience to myself including the additional skills of slaughtering livestock, driving stick shift, and some basic construction skills.

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Application Date:

09/13/2016

Total Acres Desired:

100+

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

April-November 2016; Earle Family Farm, Conway, NH-Apprentice-diversified veggies, cattle (meat), sheep, chickens (layers and broilers), greenhouses. This summer I have learned and experienced a lot of different small, diverse farm operation skills while focusing in on an interest of mine in pasture management and rotational grazing.

April-November 2015; Wild Folk Farm, Benton, ME-Apprentice-rice paddies, seed saving, perennial plants/shrubs/trees, silvopasture, pigs, goats, ducks, greenhouse assembly, installing solar pump drip irrigation, mushroom log inoculation, woodlot thinning & trailbuilding. A great experience at a young, off-grid farm where I was able to participate in developing systems, infrastructure, and planting many trees for a future silvopasture plan. Developed an understanding and competence with growing rice in Maine with the Maine Rice Project which is based at the farm.

July-August 2014;Wild Folk Farm, Benton, ME-WWOOFer-my first summer at Wild Folk, I volunteered and focused on the Maine Rice Project, helping with growing harvesting, and saving seed.

I have taken a few courses over the past few years, focused on Permaculture skills, that have given me an understanding of designing, developing, and implementing perennial based, integrated farm systems with a regenerative approach to working with the landscape and livestock. Summer 2015-Permaculture Design Course at MOFGA and Summer 2016-Applied Permaculture Skills Training in Otisfield, ME.

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Application Date:

09/13/2016

Total Acres Desired:

20-100+/-

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Practicing sustainable living since 2003. Established "Runamuk Acres" 2010 with CSA enterprise; began beekeeping 2010. Apprenticed at Medicine Hill Organic Farm in Starks. President of Somerset Beekeepers 2011-2016. Manager of Madison Farmers' Market 2012-present. Currently managing laying hens, 15-hive apiary (still growing), and producing value-added beeswax products. Also write at runamukacres.com/blog and working PT at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Also worked at North Star Orchard in Madison 2015.

Application Date:

09/05/2016

Total Acres Desired:

unkowns

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I grew up on a small "hobby" farm raising beef, hogs, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks and even a couple of geese. We also raised a large garden (1 acre) as well as tried fruit trees, apples, pears, etc,.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Sarah Johnson

Application Date:

08/28/2016

Total Acres Desired:

up to 100 acres

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

My wife and I recently moved to Maine from Oklahoma. I am currently working as a plant breeder technician at Johnny's Selected Seeds in Albion Maine. As an agricultural researcher I am developing experience in not only the evaluation and breeding of pepper and tomato varieties, but also in the planting, maintaining, and harvesting of the tomato and pepper crops. Before moving to Maine, I worked as a farmhand for two seasons on a five-acre vegetable farm near Coyle, Oklahoma. This farm produces a large variety of vegetables over a long season from March to October. During my time with Maness Farm I was involved in much of the production process from planting to post-harvest, including gaining some experience driving a tractor. In addition, I hold a Bachelor's of Science degree in Horticulture from Oklahoma State University where I graduated summa cum laude with honors. During my academic program I gained experience growing greenhouse crops.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Alison Tetrault

Application Date:

08/13/2016

Total Acres Desired:

10+

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have worked in farm to table restaurants since 2002 that had gardens and dealt directly with farmers for both produce and livestock. 4 years ago I began my journey to be closer to the food and the land that it comes from. I became unsatisfied with 'Farm to table' restaurants and even more so with the industrial food system. I enrolled in NOFA's Mentor/Mentee program in 2012 hoping to find a farmer close to me in New Hampshire who could help me learn the basics and who I could go to with questions. I had just started a 50 foot by 50 foot garden at a Drug addiction treatment center I was working at and we were introducing a nutritional component through involvement in gardening. I was set up with D'Acres of New Hampshire and Josh Trought was and still is my mentor. I have been coming over to the farm regularly since then and 4 months ago i moved over full time for a 6 month commitment so I could be part of a full growing season.
My Fiancee and I are moving to Portland in October and we are looking for farm land to make our own. She is a nurse and looking to go back to school to get her Nurse Practitioner license with a focus on holistic nursing. We are both passionate, hard working individuals that are committing our lives to the production of healthy food and humanely raised animals.
We are both in our early thirties and have excellent credit, no criminal records and are highly motivated.

Name:

Tim Libby

Application Date:

08/12/2016

Total Acres Desired:

Situation Dependent

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Day laborer on many farms over the past 10+ years not including the following. 1 winter farmhand 60-70 head organic dairy including all chores aside from milking. 3 summers 20 acres organic mixed vegetables all tasks aside from vending. 3 winters as a chopper for horse logging firewood with experience harnessing draft horses and minimal experience twitching and/ or driving. 4 years as an independent contractor focusing on timber stand improvement projects primarily in winter. 9 years founder and farm manager of a food bank farm currently a project of the Maine Farmland Trust entailing all aspects of storage vegetable production. 5 years member of MOFGA Low Impact Forestry Committee. 2 years steering committee chair MOFGA Low Impact Forestry. 2 years chainsaw safety instructor.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Matthew Burrell

Application Date:

08/10/2016

Total Acres Desired:

10

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have farmed for six seasons working for others and then for myself. Organic vegetable, herb, and flower production has been my main focus but I have spent a significant amount of time on my sister's organic dairy farm milking cows. I attended the University of Vermont Beginning Farmer program in 2011.

Application Date:

08/06/2016

Total Acres Desired:

2+

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I apprenticed in 2015 on an organic vegetable farm in Vermont. I am currently an apprentice (2016) on a farm in Newcastle, Maine. Both farms are primarily vegetable farms.

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Application Date:

08/04/2016

Total Acres Desired:

50

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have been a MOFGA apprentice in Skowhegan ME, and Wwoofed in Virginia and worked a season on a large organic vegetable farm in Wisconsin. I learned about the grain growing in Maine when I was at the Skowhegan farm and also learned about the Somerset grist mill, Maine Grain Alliance and possibilities for reviving grain growing in Maine. I'm drawn to Maine after going to the common ground fair and working there for the summer and fall and also spending a winter farm sitting. I'm hoping to find a farm I can take over, learn from, inherit equipment maybe for an older farmer who would like to retire and wants to teach a new generation.

Total Acres Desired:

1-2

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

2 Years as a MOFGA farmer apprentice on a 4-5 acre organic vegetable farm