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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Daniel McCall

Total Acres Desired:

10

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

I grew up in Lancaster County PA. My first job at 14 years old was on a dairy farm. I have worked with chickens at an egg packaging plant(Kreiders Farms). Various summer jobs including planting and picking gourds, tobacco, corn.

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Total Acres Desired:

10-15

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

I would like to purchase a piece of land (10 - 15 acres) and provide land for farmers AS WELL as the opportunity for them to build their own Tiny Home While farming the land they lease from me.

I will need to be able to provide Tiny house on wheels housing for those farmers as well as space for a small "construction area" where they can build their own Moveable Tiny house.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Hannah

Total Acres Desired:

100+

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:

Have been been farming for about 10 years. We started small and have slowly built up to what we have now.

We currently raise Boer goats for show and meat as well a dairy goats and approximately 50 laying hens.

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Total Acres Desired:

1+

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

I was born and raised in Connecticut but now call Maine home. I moved here in 2012 to pursue a degree in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Maine. In college, I spent a summer working on a small vegetable farm at home in CT, where I fell in love with farming. At UMaine I managed the student high tunnels and grew greens for the university dining facilities. After I graduated, I moved to southern Maine to work on a 5-acre, organic, four season farm. I took on managerial roles during my three years there and eventually left to diversify my farming knowledge and experience. I am currently apprenticing at Frith Farm in preparation for starting my own organic,no-till CSA-based, farm as soon as next season. I am hoping to find land where I can finally put all my years of farm skills and experience to good use to establish my farm business and start feeding my community.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Marissa Snyder

Total Acres Desired:

25+

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

Marissa grew up on her family’s dairy farm in west central Minnesota and since we got married we’ve been looking for farmland to raise our family on. We’d like to build a diversified farm with a handful of different enterprises such as honey, vegetables, pastured poultry, grass fed beef, and forested pigs. I’m currently taking Geoff Lawton’s permaculture design course and the Neversink Farm market gardening courses. We’re constantly studying about and learning from farmers like Joel Salatin and Richard Perkins who are regenerating their landscapes while earning a healthy profit.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Nathan Broaddus

Total Acres Desired:

50 - 100

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

We have spent the last three seasons farming on a small, borrowed piece of land. We grow a variety of vegetables that we give, donation-based, to our community, and we grow all the ingredients for our popular line of four hot sauces. Prior to these past three seasons, Alyssa has volunteered for several weeks at a time on farms around the country, worked for an urban farm for a year, and managed farmers markets in NYC for three years. Nathan spent twelve months WWOOFing in South America and France before coming back to his home in Maine and spending eight full seasons creating a permaculture-based, market-garden sized farm on his parents' land, which is where we currently grow.

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

Homesteader looking to branch out into my own operation. Thirty years old, retired from owning a tree business. Acquiring sheep, game hens, a cow; looking to grow third generation sunflowers, vegetables, one main crop for retail (berries, vegetables, hay). Full property maintenance experience and background in mountain resort year-round maintenance and management. Ready to work as a team or on my own. Will be uploading my resume shortly, followed by a business model.
Sugar maples are a plus, as well as any pre-existing crop. Housing also a plus, but again not necessary. I am on my own with my dog. no family, but I do have friends in York county as well as Portland area.
-Ben

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Total Acres Desired:

1+

Organic:
  • Yes
  • 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:

I caught the farming bug in 2013, caring for a grass-fed beef herd part time. Since then I've worked on several farms all along the east coast. This is my 6th season farming full time. Four of those years I worked on livestock farms alongside beef cows, dairy cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens. One of those years I worked on a 10 acre organic vegetable farm. This season I am working on a 2-3 acre organic, no-till vegetable farm in southern Maine. I've been an apprentice, farm hand, and assistant manager at some point or another throughout all this. I've learned from many teachers and experienced the highs and lows of working with the land and animals. I'm searching for a place where I can focus all my accumulated knowledge and experience into a small, organic, no-till diversified vegetable farm.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Scott Joray

Total Acres Desired:

25+

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

We currently own a small farm in CT where we raise sheep, cows, pigs, chickens and turkeys for meat and wool. We are very interested in moving to Maine in the next 3-6 months. We also are working hard on possibly opening a woolen mill in Maine. We have been very involved in agriculture in CT for many years but supporting our three children move from 4H to FFA projects. We have been very active in our local FFA program, where I have been the Alumni President for 3 years, as well as being on call for lambing and calving help. We are very excited to finally be able to follow our dream to Maine!

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Shaun Hamilton

Total Acres Desired:

10-35

Organic:
  • Yes
  • 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:

Shaun came to Maine to work on farms through the MOFGA apprenticeship program. After spending two seasons working on a certified organic, diversified farm, he spent a season working in Massachusetts on a farm. He decided to return to Maine and has spent the past three years working hourly on a certified organic produce farm. Similarly, Lauren came to Maine to work on a diversified farm and spent two seasons working there. After those two years she has worked hourly for three seasons on a certified organic produce farm.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Bruce Bickford

Total Acres Desired:

10-100

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

We currently own and operate Abenaki Springs Farm in Walpole, New Hampshire. We grow a wide variety of diversified organic vegetables, berries, and flowers. We sell our product through a CSA, two farmers markets, some wholesale, and a small road side stand. We grow roughly 5-7 acres of vegetables and berries. We also raise pastured poultry (chickens and turkeys) as well as raise a few pigs each year.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

c/o Maureen Goronson

Total Acres Desired:

At least 2-7

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:

For the last 7 years, I have been the senior farmhand and builder on a MOFGA-certified organic farm in Scarborough. I want to start my own farm and I have the support and guidance of the two farmers that I have been working for. My goal is to find 2-7 acres of farmable land with a liveable house, garage, barn, and water & septic/sewer as close to the Buxton/Standish area as possible.

I am experienced operating machinery, installing farm infrastructure, including greenhouses, and managing many crops and poultry. I love working with chickens, ducks & Guinea hens and also want to start my own flock as a no-kill operation in addition to developing my own orchard, greenhouse, and gardens.

I work full time as a mechanic and I’m good at repairing equipment. I drive and operate tractors on the farm where I work. I currently live near Standish and work at a small, diversified farm, Goronson Farm, in Scarborough, Maine, while I look for land in the Buxton, Standish area to start a small farm of my own.

I love the animals on the farm where I work; they always come to greet me. I have taken care of the poultry and ducks on this farm for 7 + years in all kinds of seasons and situations and am a firm believer in the ethical and humane treatment of farm animals.

Please reach out to Parker at preali16@gmail dot com

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Alison Folsom

Total Acres Desired:

10

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

We have extensive education in no-till, organic farming practices, but our only hands-on experience is via volunteer work.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

FarmLink Coordinator

Total Acres Desired:

30+

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:

We began farming in 2009 and moved home to Maine to start our own farm two years later. Since then, we have owned and operated our own financially successful, MOFGA-certified organic farm on leased land. We grow 5-10 acres of produce every year, which we wholesale year-round to accounts in New England. Farming has been our sole source of income for the last 8 years.
We are financially prepared and eager to purchase our own land. We have a robust business plan and we are pre-approved by our local bank for a mortgage to purchase the land and infrastructure we need. While we are poised to grow the business, we can pay the mortgage without any growth. Owning farmland will allow us to expand our farm business to satisfy unmet demand from our established customers, take on new customers, increase our soil stewardship practices, and provide permanent housing for ourselves.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Samantha Hood Stephens

Total Acres Desired:

150

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

Graduated from Norfolk County Agricultural HS in 1982. Worked in various agricultural enterprises after hs. Then chose a different full time career path as a police officer. However worked part-time in the construction field as a heavy equipment operator. Created a small excavation and landscape company as well as High Pine Organic Gardens in York, Maine, where I grew and marketed vegetables as well as pasture raised turkeys. This was done while still working full time as a police officer. Now about to retire as a police officer and farm full time. Have been apprenticing for John Arbuckle at Singing Pastures Farm in Newcastle, Maine since 2020 when time allows.

Total Acres Desired:

At least 25

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

I have farmed on land leases starting in 2014 and am looking for a farm to call my own someday. I have an awesome farm crew that enjoys making our little farm thrive utilizing the following aspects:

Farm Shares/CSA’s (Year-round)
Farm Stands
Vegetables
Flowers
Fruits
Berries
Micro-greens&Sprouts
Honey&Bees Wax
Poultry, Eggs& Chicks (Ducks, Geese, Chickens, Guinea Fowl, Turkey, Quail)
Rabbits, Kits &Fertilizer
Goats&Kids
Pigs&Piglets
Cattle
Worm Fertilizer
Mushrooms
Seedlings&Saplings
Annual&Perennials
Wild harvest
Maple&Elderberry products
Christmas Trees/Wreaths
EcoTribe/Co-Op
Educational events

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

I am a certified herbalist, Master Gardener, beekeeper, and I hand-spin/weave animal fiber. The Herbal Hare is not only my email address, but the name of my blog, and a business I would like to start growing and selling herbs, herbal products—such as soaps and lotions; beeswax candles and honey, and yarns made from natural fibers. All do quite well at local fairs and fiber festivals and would bring in a healthy flow of revenue. People like knowing that what they use on their skin and in their bodies is free of harmful additives and, ask any avid knitter, yarn made from animal fiber is far superior to the cheap acrylics found in the local department stores. There would also be classes and workshops offered, “weed” walks, and herb tours.
I learned to process wool/fiber from start to finish while working at a living history museum…including shearing, plucking, scouring, and carding, as well as the aforementioned spinning and weaving. I also managed a 9000 square foot herb garden at this museum, and directed the 12-15 volunteers who helped work it, gave tours and lectures similar to what I’m hoping to offer with The Herbal Hare. That herb garden included warmth-loving spices, such as cardamom and turmeric. I have additional work experience working in a greenhouse/nursery, which is necessary for those warmth-loving spices/herbs in the northeast.
What I have in mind is to raise the animals needed to produce the natural fibers myself. I currently raise chickens and ducks, and have two “pet” Nigerian Dwarf goats. These last were “free to good home” and a good segue into raising goats as they came from a small farm where children kept them well socialized. My doctor has recommended goat’s milk for me so I would like to add a small herd of dairy goats to the mix. Any bucklings would likely be wethered and used for Leaf It to the Goats.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Sarah Duprey

Total Acres Desired:

1-2

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

I have a total of 8 years of farming experience. 7 of those were spent at small organic vegetable farms (under 2 acres) in Connecticut and Massachusetts. I currently live in Portland and work at a larger farm, Harvest Tide Organics, in Bowdoinham, Maine, while I look for land in the Durham/Topsham area to start a small farm of my own.

At the farm where I gathered most of my experience, Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset, MA, I was in a managerial role responsible for budget planning, day to day sales and production, and the construction and maintenance of much of their critical infrastructure. Much of my planning for what I hope to start here is a replication of what I accomplished during my 5 years there. I built and operated a microgreens grow light system that produced over $1500 worth of microgreens per month in 2019. I built 2, 27x72ft high tunnels and designed and operated the no-till, organic field growing systems on what was only 1.5 acres but from which 115k worth of vegetables were produced and sold in 2019, and was part of a garden seedling operation there that sold over 75k/annually.

I know that there are already many small farms operating in southern coastal Maine, but also that there are growing numbers of people who already live here and who are moving here who prioritize eating locally, healthily, and starting gardens of their own. I know that if I can find the right property to make a home and small farm on, that I can be a helpful part of the region's local food movement. Please email or call with any questions. I am hoping to buy a property in Durham or Topsham or as close to it as possible and to get started as soon as possible.

JonathanGraziano.com for full Resume

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Gerry Campbell

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

My family and I raise grass fed Hereford beef in Sidney, Maine. This business is multi-generational and we would like to expand our operation.

We are looking for hayfields close to Sidney that can be hayed. Willing to "bring back" old fields depending on the amount of over growth.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Lindsay Allen

Total Acres Desired:

min. 15 acres, ideal 50+

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

I have been farming for the past 11 years, managing organic veggie and perennial based farms with a fair bit of experience with various livestock. The last few years I have been managing an Urban farm for a hospital and I am ready to be back on land doing larger scale farming. I have a masters in Agroforestry and also teach permaculture design courses.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

David Nishizaki

Total Acres Desired:

5 to 100

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

Small, successful farm business seeks a new home! Wild Folk Farm (wildfolkfarm.com) is in search of five or more acres with a house.

Our farm began as a CSA in 2004 and you-pick strawberry farm, started experimenting with growing rice and then founded the Maine Rice Project; a project committed to exploration and consulting to inspire rice cultivation in Maine with a commitment to statewide food security. In 2018 we became one of Maine’s first MOFGA-MC3 certified CBD medicinal hemp producers, and we continue to thrive today. We produce organic, high potency, small batch herbal tinctures and salves incorporating ethically harvested and wildcrafted local herbs and plants. We sell our rice and herbal medicinals in over 50 locations throughout Maine alone, and have a nationwide CBD clientele base.

Presently, Wild Folk Farm is seeking a property to house ourselves and our small production operation on quality, farmable land (a minimum of 5 acres). We hope for our future home to be a destination for learning and community engagement- no property is too large if the price is right and the land is suitable. We are committed to people-powered permaculture, no till practices, mutual-aid, and land stewardship.

We no longer grow the majority our own hemp following the 2018 Farm Bill, and instead support small, local, organic certified growers for our hemp supply. A location that affords the ability to grow hemp would great but isn’t mandatory for us!

Our business and projects are doing well, but need a permanent home to reach their full potential. Before the pandemic, our farm regularly provided seasonal work for many folks in our community We’d like to continue our tradition of creating space for opportunities, engagement, and exchange related to food and medicinal plants, permaculture, and experiential learning.

Our hope is to find a property in Downeast, Midcoast, or Central Maine, but we’re open to all possibilities. Thanks for reading!

Total Acres Desired:

300

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

I grew up on a small farm a worked for a couple small dairy farms in the state and am ready to start dairy farming on my own

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

George Porter

Total Acres Desired:

10 plus

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

Over the past two year my farming experience started with raising chickens to sale eggs in the local community and including the local farmers market during the summer while living in Tuscaloosa Alabama. But my husband who works for the Department of Veterans Affairs for the last 14 years was promoted and transferred to Tougus Maine Healthcare System. Whereas, currently we are leasing a 2 acre farm where I raise a small amount of beef cow and goats and chickens. Whereas, my intention is to sale at the local farmers markets and also raise beef and slaughter cows at the local market. My experience along with my husbands experience we have a combined 10 years experience. our experience is in the range of growing and harvesting tobacco, hay, and vegetables for farmers markets and sustaining the family.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Tyler Frank

Total Acres Desired:

50+

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

We are specifically looking for a farm to grow our composting operation. We operate a curbside composting business that picks up food scraps from households and businesses in York, Cumberland, and Saggadahoc counties. We currently collect over 20 tons of foodscraps per day that are composted at local farms and composting sites. We also build and installs raised bed gardens for homeowners and businesses across Southern Maine. For more information about our business you can visit our website: garbagetogarden.org.

Outside of the business, Tyler and I have volunteered on farms through the WOOF program, attended Maine Compost School, and currently have a small homestead in Windham where we raise chickens, pigs, have a large vegetable garden and enjoy a variety of hobby scale farming activities.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Shelly Boucher

Total Acres Desired:

10-100

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
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I've been farming organically and biodynamically for over 15 years, most of my career was as a wholesale culinary herb grower in Washington State. More recently, I served as vegetable farm manager at a non profit education research, and outreach farm, Sustainable Settings Ranch, where I managed greenhouses, a small CSA, and grew about 25,000 heads of my heirloom garlic yearly.
During my tenure, I assisted with the daily operations involving dairy cattle, Navajo Churro sheep, laying hens, and a few pigs. I've tilled a few acres and bailed a few bales, and done just about everything in-between.

My partner Shelly, originally from Rhode Island, lived in Boulder Colorado for the last ten years. She currently owns and remotely manages a landscaping company and specializes in Permaculture Design, garden installation, and spoftscaping. She wants to grow flowers and medicinal herbs for an existing wholesale market, and I hope to grow my heirloom garlic and shallots on a larger scale, while maintaining a diverse crop rotation that includes livestock. We'd also be interested in developing silvopasture, as we both have backgrounds in Permaculture and Biodynamic Agriculture.