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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jeanine

Application Date:

02/12/2018

Total Acres Desired:

50 - 100

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

My husband and I own a farm, "Three Feathers Farm. We raise beef cows, layers, meat birds (in the warmer weather) and grow corn and vegetables. We also bail hay.

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Application Date:

02/07/2018

Total Acres Desired:

Dependent upon the overall project ambitions.

Organic:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Doesn't matter
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:

*I co-managed a 15 acre, certified organic, vegetable, cut flower and pastured egg farm in north-east Illinois as a salaried employee for 8 years from 2009 -2017. The farm was called Tempel Farms Organics.

*Prior to 2009 I co-owned and operated a 5 acre, certified organic vegetable and meat chicken farm on rented land in a farm incubator situation in Lake County Illinois from 2006 - 2009 called Red Tail Farm.

*Harvest Coordinator and Irrigation Specialist was my main focus at Sandhill Organics, a 40 acre, certified organic vegetable and cut flower farm in Lake County, Illinois where I was employed for a full season in 2005.

All my adult working experience has been keenly centered around food.
I graduated with a culinary degree and worked in restaurants and catering kitchens for many years before enthusiastically stepping backward in the food chain to begin the farming portion of my journey.

I currently work for a very widely respected and very successful vegetable and cut flower seed company here in Maine.
I am a nurturing grower of livestock and plants of all kinds as well as a totally dedicated father of 2 boys, ages 8 & 12 who attend school in Winslow, ME.

Application Date:

02/04/2018

Total Acres Desired:

ateast 4

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)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Minimal farmstead and gardening, and interested in perennial fruit and nut systems

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Darby Weaver

Application Date:

02/03/2018

Total Acres Desired:

15 or more

Organic:
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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:

My wife Darby and I have been farming together for the last 8 years. Darby graduated from Sterling College with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture and we moved to my home state of Georgia to start our own farm. Since that time, we have had our own farming operations and also managed operations for others. We are ready to move back to the Northeast and continue on our growing journey in hopes of finding a forever farm we can settle down on. We are interested in growing organic and biodynamic produce and fruits, raising livestock, and selling through wholesale and retail markets.

Application Date:

02/01/2018

Total Acres Desired:

80

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard 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:

I work with the Somali Bantu Community Association's Community Farming Program. I am part of a search team looking to purchase land for 135 new American farmers.

Application Date:

01/22/2018

Total Acres Desired:

40, give or take

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

Hello, When I was a young middle school student, I fell in love with horses. TO my wonderment, I got one in my early teens and it changed my life. I worked with her, on the farms, and with 4-H and it kept me out of trouble and put farming into my trajectory.

My first college experience was at Michigan State University and I studied Horse management, with a variety of other agriculture classes sprinkled in. I worked in the industry for 10 years in a variety of ways: trotting horse racing, conditioning young stock, breeding and foaling, lessons, conditioning and sales, driving, etc.

Spinning my wheels a bit in that industry, I went back to school to become a teacher. As a teacher, I was all consumed. The time I had, I spent in the classroom or preparing for the classroom and traveling, in country and abroad. Amazing experiences. But here I am coming full circle.

I left the classroom 3 years ago and began a raised bed garden in my Asheville home, where I raised veggies and flowers. I loved nurturing the land and they way it nurtured me. began internships and apprenticeships on farms (and tall ships). I have worked with an organic and grass fed meat CSA, growing pork, beef, poultry (raising and processing), sheep, bees, layers, and veggies. A maple syrup farm in Minnesota turned me on to the production of god's nectar. I worked on a goat dairy in northern Florida, working with the livestock, kidding, the dairy, cheese making and lotions and soaps. I lived my life long dream of being a cowgirl in Montana this last summer working with a grass fed 16,000 acre ranch. AMAZING!! And I am currently working on another goat dairy, lining up a fiber farm next.

I would like to learn more about growing flowers and have more practical experience with harvesting and processing of vegetables. Growing flowers is a big goal of mine, and I just signed up for a workshop in Rhode Island with their Young Farmers group.

When I dream of my farm, I see a small, diversified farmstead, embedded in community.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Liam Burnell

Application Date:

01/16/2018

Total Acres Desired:

10+

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

We have 10+ years experience doing farm work. Apple orchards and Blueberry Coop management are where we are the most experienced but we have a good rounded experience base. We are very eager to have land that we can care for long term.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kaleigh Daigneault

Application Date:

01/11/2018

Total Acres Desired:

1-50

Organic:
  • Yes
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
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or 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.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Josephine Roberts

Application Date:

01/02/2018

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
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We fell in love with farming after living and managing a small organic farm and orchard in Hawaii (who wouldn't). Since moving back to Maine several years ago we have been searching for a way to get on to the land in a way that is reflective of our particular passions. In the meantime, I play mad scientist in our apartment, growing everything I can get to sprout in any space I can find

Application Date:

12/26/2017

Total Acres Desired:

5-15+

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • 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:

After growing up in my mothers' gardens, I attended Colorado State University and studied horticulture before starting my career and passion for growing. I have worked in large scale greenhouse and field production: first with the Colorado State Forest Service growing tree seedlings for reforestation efforts. Then at a smaller, family owned flower farm, growing hundreds of specials annuals and perennials for retail sale. Later I spent a few years working on a small scale organic farm and ecology center in Alaska, where I learned the practices needed to start, build and nourish a permaculture farm and develop animal husbandry practices. I currently work at a private estate, caring to over 1,000 specimens vegetables plants in experimental gardens. We focus on growing rare and heirloom varieties for research, seed saving and educational efforts.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Mary Christie

Application Date:

12/19/2017

Total Acres Desired:

Minimum of 5 acres of high quality farmland

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

Started Living Earth Farm in 2007. Certified organic in 2009. Focused on greens in high tunnels. Moved into organic fruit production (apples, peaches, blueberries, table grapes, plums, pawpaw, raspberries. Developed mini high tunnel system for fruit trees to produce high quality fruit without the use of pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. All of our crops were grown under row covers or tunnels. I am also a Master Gardener and worked as a Program Coordinator for UNH Cooperative Extension (helped to manage our Education Center). On the Board of NOFA-NH.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jolene Scholtz

Application Date:

12/02/2017

Total Acres Desired:

600

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We are a family of five. We are currently living and farming in South Africa. As political conditions are deteriorating in South Africa, it is becoming impossible to farm in South Africa anymore. That is why, we as a family, have decided to move somewhere where we can start a new beginning, and build our future in America.
I have past experience in America, as I have worked there previously for one year on a farm.
Currently I am farming with maize, sunflower, Milo, cattle and sheep.
I am willing and eager to expand and utilise my knowledge as a farmer in America. I believe my knowledge and experience of South African farming can be used to perhaps improve and integrate farming in America.
I am hardworking, motivated and have perseverance to do the work that has to be done. I have a passion for farming, and thus will be a valuable asset to all farmers.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Janine Quarles

Application Date:

11/27/2017

Total Acres Desired:

10

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

Certification In Farming Management from the Urban Farming Institution of Boston. October 2016
Assistant Grower for The Food Project Inc. Managed 3.5 acres of land. This included but not limited to bed design, transplant and direct seeding, bed crop rotation, crop maintenance and sustainable organic quality control practices (Specialty with Nightshades), landscaping and taking care of perennial beds on both our farms, laying all irrigation lines for both sites. Managed the production of close to 15,000 lbs of produce this last season.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

CARINA

Application Date:

11/19/2017

Total Acres Desired:

150

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
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:

Working with cattle and sheep. Planting and harvesting of crops maize, wheat and sunflowers.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kristen Marinaccio

Application Date:

11/10/2017

Total Acres Desired:

5+

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 name is Michael. My wife and I dream of starting our own homestead, living off the land as much as possible and raising our own small-scale livestock [icelandic sheep and heritage-breed pigs], bees, and poultry. We did not grow up on farms. We grew up in suburbia, went to college, and began careers working with children and trying to give back to our community. These careers have been rewarding, but we find something missing in our daily lives, a connectedness to the land and seasons, to nature, and to the food we eat and in some ways the life we live. My wife is an Elementary School teacher and loves working with children and helping them develop an excitement for learning and a love of nature. I worked as a Youth and Family counselor for children with emotional and behavioral difficulties for a number of years and am now a full-time at-home dad to our young son. I hope to begin a family homestead, generating as much of our own meat, produce, and goods as possible while my wife continues in her passion of teaching. As our family has grown we have come together to evaluate our goals, what we want out of life, and how we want to raise our children. We are currently renters and it has become clear that we need to begin by finding the right piece of land to make this dream a reality.

We are not experienced farmers or homesteaders, but we are also not afraid of hard work, sacrifice, and making mistakes. The well-lived life is full of these things. We visit local farms and often work weekends at a small non-profit educational farm, tending to the animals [sheep, pigs, llama/alpacas, goats, donkeys, chickens and other fowl, and cows] as well as the gardens when the full-time staff are off. We read as much as we can get our hands on about homesteading skills and practice those we can where we are. We hope that someday soon we will be able to move from our small apartment and begin a homestead of our own, living in a way that respects the land and putting in the hard work needed to bring ethical and sustainable food to our own table and, someday perhaps, back into the community.

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Application Date:

11/07/2017

Total Acres Desired:

parcels of 2-5 acres

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

I am currently working with my business partners to establish a market for the growth of industrial hemp in the state of Maine and am looking for small parcels, 2-5 acres, to plant in working towards establishing a seed bank and eventually moving to larger and more parcels. My director of cultivation has experience farming and is currently finishing up the Associate's horticulture program at Southern Maine Community College. This past season we planted 1/3 of an acre in accordance with the standards set by the Maine Department of Agriculture and Forestry Management to establish our base seed bank.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Hettie Visser

Application Date:

10/18/2017

Total Acres Desired:

700

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

25 Years farming on the same farm (fourth generation) with maize, sunflower, wheat, alfalfa, potatoes, sheep and cattle

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Wayne Chmielewski

Application Date:

10/16/2017

Total Acres Desired:

1

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

2011-2013 Michigan state horticulture farm as undergrad research assistant to dr. Tom Fernandez

Currently run maple syrup operation on family farm in Vermont

Work as a farm hand at Chases farm, which is mainly vegetable farm.

Currently an honors student in kvcc sustainable agriculture program

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Patti Fabrick

Application Date:

10/06/2017

Total Acres Desired:

80

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
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:

We have experience in large farm animals (cows, horses, pigs) at a larger scale farm. Also, with dairy, chickens and rabbits. We currently operate a homestead farm.

Application Date:

09/29/2017

Total Acres Desired:

50

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
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I grew up on a small, diversified farm in Maryland, and learned much about animals and life through 4-H. I attended University of Maine in Orono, where I received my BS in Animal Science, and learned some about the alternative farming methods of organic and sustainable farming. I was passed down the heritage of a sheep rancher from my father's side, and a dairy farmer's daughter from my mothers side, and my goal is to incorporate my heritage as well as my learning into a sustainable, natural sheep dairy. I currently own 10 sheep, 5 of which I have milked this summer. My skills are in handling sheep, pasture rotation, breeding management, financial planning, and living on a shoe string. I am currently employed outside of the farm, but the busy time of year is in the winter, which works out perfect for managing my flock. I also run a small sheep shearing and farrier business, which has been successful. I am searching for a permanent place to live and farm. I would like to buy, rent to own, or possibly lease a piece of property that has a house and some kind of shelter for animals. it does not have to be fancy, but it does have to be affordable. I am a very hard worker and can give references.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Liz Jaeger

Application Date:

09/02/2017

Total Acres Desired:

80

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

Edgar and Liz met at The Stockbridge School of Agriculture, where Edgar earned his B.S. in Plant, Soils & Insect Science, and Liz earned her A.S. in Sustainable Agriculture. They have a combined 15 years of farming experience, working on Organic Vegetable farms, Diversified livestock farms, and IPM Apple Orchards. In 2015, Edgar and Liz started their own farm business, Salt Marsh Farm, producing heritage breed thanksgiving turkeys, pasture-raised livestock / Meat CSA, and fruit tree nursery.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Aaron Leatham

Application Date:

08/26/2017

Total Acres Desired:

20+

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)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Our farming experience is limited to our family garden and poultry flock. Primary experience 15+ years of cabinetry, woodworking with some lumber milling and timber framing. We are seeking property to establish a forest to finished product woodworking venture and expand a sustainable family homestead.

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Application Date:

08/21/2017

Total Acres Desired:

3-10

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

For the past 30 years life has revolved around horticulture. Since working as a Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener Association apprentice in the late 80's, my passion for growing flowers has taken many forms. First learning my way around farming happened Down East in Brooklin, Maine. From there I started a business working as a professional gardener on the Blue Hill penninsula. Eventually this business expanded to garden design. Several seasons working in a greenhouse rounded out my plant propogation skills.

The birth of my daughter ushered in change in many ways, including relocating to midcoast Maine. Garden design would continue while my daughter was young. Additionally, I became a Maine Master Gardener. My long dream of starting a flower farm happened in 2004. Passionflower Farm was an organic certified flower farm in West Bath with two acres of perennials, shrubs, fruits and heirloom cutting flowers and bulbs under cultivation. I learned beekeeping at this time and kept bees, along with chickens, bunny, dog and cats. Selling cut flowers at the local farmer's markets inspired the next evolution as a floral designer for weddings. This blossomed into a storefront retail business with flowers from the farm being sold as part of my small floral design studio.

As sometimes happens in life, unexpected circumstances changed my path for a period of time. Needing to walk away from the farm was not easy. Anyone that has taken a raw piece of land and built something beautiful knows this bittersweet feeling. As a gardener and farmer, I understand that everything is impermanent and always changing. This is actually what gives me tremendous hope. And why I am now seeking another piece of land to cultivate into a flower farm.

Currently, I own a small floral design studio in Brunswick, Maine and source all my flowers from local flower farms. My interest in being able to provide local and sustainable flowers is at the heart of my new business. I am a flower farmer without a flower farm!

Application Date:

08/17/2017

Total Acres Desired:

100

Organic:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Doesn't matter
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)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have grown up on farms all my life. Desperately wanting to have farm of my own to rescue horses and people, healing center if you will. Open to options, need a lot of land and buildings. Could work out special living arrangements for a farmer who never wants to leave his home as well.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Alsina Brenenstuhl

Application Date:

08/06/2017

Total Acres Desired:

10+

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)
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I grew up working on farms from the age of 4. My aunt had a working dairy farm and my uncle had a working beef cow farm and a raspberry orchard. I spent my summers helping them both do hay and other farm choirs. My direct family maintained a greenhouse and large garden. We sold and grew everything from onions to pumpkins. Potatoes and pumpkins are my personal favorite to grow. In high school I helped a friend that had a sugaring farm. I love making syrup and would enjoy doing this again if possible. Currently me and my wife work a small area with chickens and a garden. We have cherry trees, almond trees and raspberry bushes. We enjoy farming greatly and really want to find a larger farm to work full time.