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Application Date:

12/04/2015

Total Acres Desired:

200

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I currently work on a 2,000 acre farm in New Paris Pennsylvania for my uncle who raises corn, soybeans, and wheat. I also went on wheat harvest in the mid west this past summer. I do not have recent experience with dairy farming. 3/1/15 I started working for a dairy grazer in Bedford Pennsylvania, grazing around 400 milk cows  I am still working for them and trying to learn all i can, so i could do the same thing in Maines just  with a lot less cows. Still looking for either land or a working dairy to purchase.

Application Date:

11/20/2015

Total Acres Desired:

100+

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:

I grew up on a 5ac homestead in Monmouth, Maine. I helped my father maintain/restore the home and out-buildings. To this day I can't bring myself to hire someone to do carpentry work! We had the usual yearly cutting, splitting and stacking of cordwood. I raised chickens (my first flock were all roosters. Oops. So much for eggs that year!) and hogs (2 at a time). We had a large (1+ ac) garden, composted, and harvested a small sugar bush in the spring. At age 10, thanks to the Common Ground Fair and to my parents bewilderment, I became an apiarist. 8 yrs later I left for college and left behind 12 strong bee hives! Additionally, I worked cleaning stables and tending to several purebred Arabian horses owned by a neighbor. I planted and harvested corn, misc. vegetables, fruit and seemingly never ending bales of hay for another farm up the way throughout my teen years.

Presently, I'm not farming.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Melissa Spinney

Application Date:

11/11/2015

Total Acres Desired:

300

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)
  • Partnership
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I am a Dairy farmer, 4th generation. I would prefer Organic , but would consider conventional and change over to Organic. I am a Graduate of the University of New Hampshire with an Associates Degree in Animal Science. I can run Heavy Equipment and all farm equipment. I have milked cows with bucket milkers, pipeline and parlors. I enjoy cropping and can do light mechanic work. I am a Veteran and member of the Farmers Veteran Coalition.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jon Myers

Application Date:

04/19/2015

Total Acres Desired:

At least 20

Organic:
  • No
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)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Both myself and my significant other, graduated from the University of Maine in 2011 with Bachelor Degrees in Animal Science. I also graduated with a minor in Equine Studies and Jon graduated with a minor in Aquaculture.
Jon worked for about 2 years with Genex as a cow breeder and we also worked at the University farm.
I worked for the University farm, interned at Cornerstone Farm in Palmyra for 4-5 months in 2010. In 2011-2012 I worked on a 100+ milking head herd in upstate New York where I assisted with milking, performed milking solo and assisted with medical procedures.
At this time I am licensed as a veterinary technician in the state of Maine.
Jon will occasionally still breed cows on the side and will assist Smiling Hill Farm when able. We own a flock of chickens at this time, including show Bantam Cochin's.

Total Acres Desired:

3+

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

I have been gardening and farming for over a decade. In 2006 I was a MOFGA apprentice at a permaculture homestead and tree nursery in Franklin Maine.
From there, I moved on to develop my own permaculture- focused homestead with livestock including poultry, dairy goats, honey bees, and meat rabbits, which I tended for 8 years. In 2013 I was accepted into the MOFGA Journeyperson program, which initiated 4 growing seasons of running my own cut flower farm, growing on a half acre and marketing to wholesale accounts, studio florists, farmer's market, CSA, and wedding design. In addition to my own farm, I have worked on 2 other flower farms in Maine as co-manager and harvest crew. With over 20 years of self-study in herbalism, today I am interested in focusing on permaculture and biodynamic growing of medicinal herbs and flowers. I am particularly interested in growing medicinals to be sold to established herbalists in the state, in addition to maintaining ample and diverse pollinator habitat including native and medicinal species.

Total Acres Desired:

50

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Lived and worked on two small family farms in Maine and Ohio, since childhood; grew herbs, veggies, berries/orchard, flowers, grains, established butterfly gardener and promote conservation.
Have some experience in preparing farm plan and marketing. took courses on anti- GMOS’; plants and human affairs; botany; conservation organic & sustainable methods

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

VICTORIA

Total Acres Desired:

65+

Organic:
  • Yes
  • 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)
  • Partnership
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

COMMERCIAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR MERCEDES-BENZ AIRSTREAM, SPRINTER AND NEW AND CERTIFIED VEHICLES, PASTOR ABC-USA,

WE JUST SOLD OFF OUR GOATS TO PURCHASE AN ANGUS HEIFER CALF.

I AM CERTIFIED SELECT SIRES A.I.
FORMER LARGE ANIMAL VET ASSISTANT DR. JOHN ALFORD DVM.
FORMER HERDSMEN 100 COW DAIRY IN BUXTON, MAINE AND 300 COW DAIRY IN BORING, OREGON.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Carolyn

Total Acres Desired:

200 +

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
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Operate a diverse farming operation to include Cattle ( cow -calf), Hog, Blueberries. Producers of quality hay.