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Past and present farming experience:

I attended, and was very active in, a well known agricultural ffa high school. There I learned and practiced skills such as meat processing, agricultural mechanics, farm business management, syrup production, animal husbandry, and much more. After high school I joined the military for 4 years, during which time I started my own cattle breeding business (which I no longer do) and also apprenticed under a sheep herder. I now make my living as a farrier and a sheep shearer and I am looking for a place to start ranching. I have worked on dairy farms, a sheep farm, and a couple of large beef operations out west. I have at least the basic experience with all livestock and in many cases significantly more than the basics.

Counties being considered:
  • Androscoggin County
  • Aroostook County
  • Cumberland County
  • Franklin County
  • Hancock County
  • Kennebec County
  • Knox County
  • Lincoln County
  • Oxford County
  • Penobscot County
  • Piscataquis County
  • Sagadahoc County
  • Somerset County
  • Waldo County
  • Washington County
  • York County
Types of enterprises considered:
  • Apple/Fruit
  • Beef
  • Berries
  • Flowers
  • Goats
  • Hay/Forage
  • Herbs
  • Hogs
  • Horses
  • Livestock
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Sheep
  • Vegetables
  • Woodlot
Total Acres Desired:


Arrangement(s) considered
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Farm Manager
Here is a summary of the vision for my farming future and/or business plan:

I am a major advocate for diversified agriculture. Given the right situation and the right price I am looking to begin to build my herd/ flock. You name it I want it on my ranch; and that doesn't just go for livestock either. Each system works together, whether it's the chickens keeping the fly population down after the pigs have helped to airate and reseed a field or if it's the onions providing extra sugar for the sheep, or the beans returning nitrogen to the soil. An ideal situation would include a significant amount of autonomy to allow me to improve a landscape, or abandoned farm land, or revitalize pasture. My farrier and sheep shearing work will be what funds the ranching while it grows.