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First:

Tyler

Last:

Doyon

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kaleigh Daigneault

Phone:

(207) 337-2430

Email:

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Past and present farming experience:

I've grown up watching and working alongside my father and grandfather on their 1/2 acre family gardens in Saco. I studied environmental science at UMaine (graduated in 2013) and have always enjoyed working outside and with the land. Since graduation I have worked on golf courses, but have always had an interest in small local farms and possibly one day starting my own. I currently do not work on a farm and have never worked on a farm, but am anxious to begin a career in farming. I'd like to raise pastured poultry as well as manage a small vegetable garden.

Counties being considered:
  • York County

Types of enterprises considered:
  • Apple/Fruit
  • Greenhouse
  • Herbs
  • Hogs
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Row Crops
  • Vegetables

Total Acres Desired:

1-50

Tillable Acres:

1-20

Wooded acres:

1-30

Acres in Pasture:

1-20

Acres in Pasture:

1-20

Organic:
  • Yes

Farm structures needed:
  • Barn(s)
  • Storage
  • Shop
  • Greenhouses
  • Other Housing

Equipment needed:

None

Arrangement(s) considered
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more

I am interested in farms with Conservation Easements:
  • Maybe (Please send me information)

Here is a summary of the vision for my farming future and/or business plan:

I've really taken an interest in pastured poultry recently. I would like to start small and slowly grow my operation as I build a loyal customer base working farmers markets and potentially starting a small CSA. For the first year I will remain at my current job, as I build infrastructure needed, prepare soils, etc. From my studies of successful farms, I've noticed that small farms can be profitable. Other than pastured poultry I will eventually grow varieties of lettuce, arugula, kale, spinach etc as they take up limited space and can be harvested many times a year. I will be the only person on the farm for the first year, with the hope of being successful enough that my wife could also work on the farm.