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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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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.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Marta

Total Acres Desired:

50-200

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

Native to New England, 20 years of experience if commercial beef cattle production in California and Nevada. Interested in farm to table products. 6 years of experience as a project manger for 2,000 acre state mitigation project that utilizes conservation based grazing practices. Looking to relocate our young family to Maine and to work in agriculture. Resume available.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Lynda Hopkins

Total Acres Desired:

10-200

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

Our family has owned and operated a CSA and farmers market farm in California for 12 years. We have been growing row crops, tending fruit trees, and managing a rotationally grazed egg-laying chicken flock for primarily direct-to-consumer sales, with some distribution through local restaurants and small-scale wholesalers as well. We have experience raising a herd of dairy goats (non-commercial dairy; income was primarily through sale of show-quality goat kids), sheep, heritage turkeys, ducks, and geese. We have also grown grains, dry beans, and seed garlic. We are launching our first-ever pumpkin patch this year.

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Total Acres Desired:

50

Organic:
  • Yes
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 no farming experience other than back yard gardening, but I am wanting to get out of the city into the fresh air, I'm not afraid of hard work and I know that is what it will take, I fell in love with Maine 20 years ago on vacation

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Edward Hacker

Total Acres Desired:

5+

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

I have helped plant and harvest on my parents fruit and vegetable farm. We have also raised and butchered small meat animals like rabbits, chickens, geese, turkeys, and ducks.

Total Acres Desired:

3-5-7-11-21 Acres +/-

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

"Been there done that". Was born in Farming environment. Looking to BUY, RENT, LEASE, RENT To OWN. 33-5-7-11, Max 21 Acres of Farm, with Barn..... or just Plain Tillable Land. Want to Raise Cage Free Chicken, Goat, and Organic Vegetable / Herb Garden. Will love to have the Farm not more than 1-2 Hours drive from Lowell, MA., in York or Cumberland Counties of ME. Will talk to you when you come back from you vacation.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Chelsey Kopp

Total Acres Desired:

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

I have worked on horse farms, own a property management business, have done landscaping, lead horticulturist, I want to grow hemp and medicinal cannabis.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Ken Smalt

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)
  • 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:

Elexis Vesely: Working on Farms since 2010, focus on organic and biodynamic livestock farms... 2015 arrived in Trumansburg NY, to start a ingrated animal operation on a Vegetable Farm. 2020 started and running a small dairy, raw milk and on site processing of Yogurt.

Ken Smalt: Cook. 2016 and 2017 helped work on Vegetable farm attached to restaurant... until 2018 worked on same integrated animal operation, focus on helping with milking, fencing and managing cows, and slaughter and butchering.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Elizabeth Mullins

Total Acres Desired:

100

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

Though I haven't done production farming, I grew up in central Appalachia where our families engaged in a lot of subsistence agriculture to help weather downturns in the coal markets. I carried on with this tradition myself, raising gardens, canning, and doing what we could to supplement our own food stores. After leaving the coal industry in 2010, I attended Berea College as a full-time non-traditional (older student). While there, part of my academic focus was in sustainability and environmental studies and Appalachian studies, specifically in bridging the subsistence agriculture and food security of Appalachian communities with modern day sustainable agriculture, including permaculture, aquaponics, composting, ecological design etc. I am also very mechanically inclined with experience in various trades and skills such as electrical (including solar PV), carpentry, plumbing, welding, hydraulics, auto mechanics, diesel mechanics, etc. I enjoy learning and can do just about anything I set my mind too.

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Total Acres Desired:

7+

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

I have worked on and volunteered at dozens of farms in MA and ME, experiencing/observing all manner of management style from conventional to certified organic. 2005 marked the beginning of a decade + of farming full-time/for a living. I have also spent several years managing my own market garden.

After growing up spending any free time I had at NCOF in MA, I lived at that farm (Natick Community Organic Farm) for almost 3 years as the intern/apprentice. During that time I had a hand in every aspect of organic livestock, fruit/veg., maple syrup, & cut flower production. I also worked as a counselor managing campers of all ages at the summer farm camps, and instructed visiting school groups during the winter. Since that time I have gone on to work on a variety of farms ranging from 3 acres to 180 acres of production; some privately owned, some managed by land trusts, some multi-generational farms. On these operations I have participated in/managed the following:
Organic vegetable & fruit production, organic orchard installation/management, organic livestock [(head, meat & dairy aspects) goats, cows, poultry, pigs], cut flower production & arrangement, all manner of tractor work, organic soil/land management, firewood production. In 2014 I served as coordinator for the Teen Agriculture Program at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport-- a program that has it's origins at NCOF.

I have also managed my own operations producing organically managed vegetables & cut flowers, as well as meat-rabbits, and a conventional farrowing operation.

At this time I am seeking to put from 1 up to 5 acres into organically managed production, as well as to support agricultural education/immersion and art enrichment programs for people of all ages. I have a deep appreciation for the importance of our connection to the land around us, as well as to the food we eat. Seeking to connect with a like-minded land owner open to exploring a creative transfer.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Alexander Gehringer

Total Acres Desired:

<100

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

My Fiance and I are looking for our little slice of heaven. I grew up on a 500 acre farm in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. I am not looking for a huge project like that unless I had a mentor. I want a smaller farm where I can diversify -mostly looking for water access to raise oysters and/or build my own fishery. We've working in fine dining restaurants so we are hoping to supply local eateries and hopefully partner with local educational institutions to provide education and field trips. We are looking for a community that cares about their land and wants to steward and protect it - living with the land. I am no stranger to long and cold winters where round bails and square bales needed setting out at 4am in the dark. We are young and interested in building something or taking something over. The farm would be my job as well as my passion project.