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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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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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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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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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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.

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Total Acres Desired:

7

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

Hello,

My name is Brittany and I am very interested in starting my own farm. My partner and I looking to lease or rent a farm preferably with a house to live in. I was raised with many farmers in Ohio. My father and his siblings, and grandfather all own their acres of land growing corn, soy beans, sweet corn, and winter wheat. My father now not only grows crops but have cattle and a llc with another company raising pigs. I have lot of experiences and sources for maintaining my own farm and the hard work it takes to keep it running.

Total Acres Desired:

100-500

Organic:
  • No
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Experience managing sheep, cattle, poultry, and pork under management intensive grazing systems for the production of meat and milk including reproduction, herd health, and maintenance of disease free status. Experience managing land for the production of high quality pasture and forage. Experience with all aspects of building and maintaining facilities and infrastructure.

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Name:

Bo Dennis

Total Acres Desired:

10-15

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:

I have been farming for 12 years now, 10 of which have been in Maine. These years have included managing a 120 acre educational farm with diversified vegetable and livestock, managing a certified organic vegetable CSA farm, and currently running my small flower farm of Dandy Ram Farm on leased acreage in Monroe. I am experienced operating machinery, installing farm infrastructure including greenhouses, building soil sustainably, marketing products, business planning, and managing many crops and livestock. I have participated in the apprenticeship program as well as the Journeyperson program through MOFGA.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Betsy Samuelson

Total Acres Desired:

12+

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:

Ben produced mixed vegetables for four complete seasons at four separate farms before completing three years of vegetable production earning his M.S. Horticulture (investigating soil microbiology in organic vegetable systems using mulch films). He has operated and consulted for commercial composting and potting media operations. Most recently has worked with Betsy to operate sites to breed and produce seed for a specialty seed company. He will continue this work remotely and by making site visits to international clients. Ben is ready to begin the family enterprise integrating vegetable seed, compost, potting media and nursery. Betsy Samuelson has been working towards farm ownership and a seed company of her own since 2011. She managed an organic farm and nursery for 7 years, and managed the local farmers market for a portion of those years. A decade of community organizing and policy change to support seed saving and sharing. Betsy has a gift for consensus building and believes in the power of community-level action, she is pursuing a Masters in Public Administration. We are energetic, ready to work for ourselves, and expecting our first child in May 2021!

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Henry Sweets

Total Acres Desired:

3-100

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

Henry Sweets spent the past 7 years as the founder and manager of
North Brooklyn Farms, an urban farm and event space  in Brooklyn, NY.
Denise DeSpirito has a background in medicinal plant production at
Avena Botanicals and Farmacy Herbs among others and has spent the past
four seasons managing the gardens at Merryspring Nature Center in
Camden, ME as well as privately landscaping, growing herbs, and running a
small seedling business. Our future farm vision not only encompasses
deeping our own connection to and stewardship of a piece of land, but
bringing others into that connection as well. We want to see more
accessibility to spaces that were once private, welcoming people to
engage with growing produce and medicinal plants as well as the
experience of being nourished and revived by nature in general. Our
collective experience working in spaces that are based in social
engagement has endowed us with the skills to create a place that has
these elements rooted in education, community dinners and possible overnight stays. We
are looking to purchase, or an agreement for semi-long term to long term land so we can
plant trees and grow perennials, and we are open to a variety of options-
our ideal is an old campground with some open cleared land!
Currently we are located in Hope, ME and are most interested in the
midcoast area.

Name:

Evan Ryan

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jenna

Total Acres Desired:

100 -1,000

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

Though my wife and I do not have production farming experience, we have for years practiced permaculture and regenerative framing techniques on our own land. We have extensive experience in the food industry, sustainable/ecological design, and distribution logistics. We have direct experience raising poultry and goats, small scale food & herb crops, and years in horse care. Our goal is to take our experience to the next level to expand into a large-scale working farm. We intend to combine our permaculture experience with regenerative agriculture and agro-forestry techniques to establish a highly diversified farm with supporting educational programming.

Total Acres Desired:

Any acreage over 5

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:

I have worked on organic veg farms all of my life and I have experience in maple sugaring, and raising organic chickens and hogs. I have worked with a variety of markets as well including CSAs, farmer's markets, and wholesale accounts. Outside of any farm business I have participated in, I have a passion for fruit trees and berry production as well as open-pollinated seed production. I am a new student of biodynamics and would like to explore the subject further and I use only permaculture-focused/ no-till methods

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Troy Thompson

Total Acres Desired:

5+

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:

Hi! My name is Lesley, and my family would love to become the stewards of your farm. I have over 30+ years of experience raising livestock, specifically dairy heifers, steers, pigs, rabbits, goats, and chickens. I have received "in the field" training in a variety of integrated farm management levels, including organization and planning, soil management and fertility, crop protection, animal husbandry, horticulture, energy efficiency, pollution and waste control, landscape management, and public relations marketing. I actually learned how to drive a tractor before a car! My husband and I both have an extensive background in tourism, customer service, and hospitality management, so we know what it takes to keep a farm thriving. My dream is to have a farm operation that can be open to visitors who can learn the ways of farm life, pick (and purchase) produce, and imagine a way of life beyond what they are currently experiencing. Our farm would serve the community, as much as it would provide a living for us. (The photo is of me with my Grand Champion dairy heifer, Daisy).

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Total Acres Desired:

5-20+ if it is the right fit

Organic:
  • Yes
  • 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)
  • 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:

-Personal growing veggies and Herma from seed on and off (Need a stable place to grow while I save for my own down payment on farmland w/ a home
-courses and practice in Agronomy
-Love for learning and teaching anything and everything about cultivation, growing of plants, fungi, and farm animals.
-Student farm co-manager @Kansas State university 2014

Big dreams here

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kathryn Piper

Total Acres Desired:

30-100

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

We have been raising a flock of meat sheep for 3 years. We've also raised goats in the past for meat and may venture into it again. We've also raised chickens, both layers and meat birds and plan to increase both of those productions for pastured poultry products.
We currently run a butchery and plan to expand to a poultry slaughtering facility for both wholesale and custom services.
www.fivepillarsbutchery.com

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jessica Swartz (business partner)

Total Acres Desired:

5-10

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

I grew up on a horse farm with family friends who had Jersey dairy cows. We also had goats and chickens growing up - I have planted, maintained, and harvested a vegetable garden for the past 5 years.

Total Acres Desired:

100

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

I do not have any past or present farming experience, however I have done a lot of gardening in my small but fruitful vegetable garden at my house on the Maine Coast. I am a first year student at College of the Atlantic, and will be taking a class next term called Sustainable Food Systems. I also plan on volunteering at either Peggy Rockefeller Farm or Beech Hill farm when my schedule allows for it, and hopefully doing work study there at some point. Because I am so interested in farming, I have done extensive research on the topic. I plan on doing an independent study on Regenerative Agriculture and its vitality in the fight against climate change during my second year at COA.

Total Acres Desired:

5-10

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:

8+ years of commercial farming experience, primarily in annual vegetables, though some dairy experience as well. Currently working for Johnny's Selected Seeds as a variety trial manager for a set group of crops on the research farm.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Bryan Hamner

Total Acres Desired:

5+

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)
  • 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:

Currently operating a two acre leased space for my family's homestead. We operate a roadside Farmstand in Gardiner selling organic produce, eggs, and craft goods. I've worked in healthcare as a Maine native for over ten years. My husband is a brewer but he supports my dreams. He does sugaring on the side. After the birth of my daughter I decided on a lifestyle change. We currently tend 50+ poultry including ducks, ornamentals and egg layers. We recently have added goats to our farm with the hopes of getting into dairy and meat. In addition have begun a small rabbitry. I have taken classes on market gardening with the hopes of expansion to CSA veggies one day. You can only do so much on two acres. We've made the most of our leased space.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Matt Kovarik

Total Acres Desired:

20+

Organic:
  • Yes
  • 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 been collectively farming for 10+ years on organic vegetable farms and with livestock. We currently manage our own small-scale regenerative farm on leased land. We raise pastured waterfowl, grass-fed sheep and nursery crops, with the hope to expand our livestock enterprises once we transition to a larger piece of land. We are college graduates with degrees in science and have a passion for caring for the land through organic practices. We are currently participating in MOFGA's Journeyperson program.