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First:

Christopher

Last:

Bartow

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Marta

Email:

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Past and 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.

Counties being considered:
  • Androscoggin County
  • Cumberland County
  • Hancock County
  • Kennebec County
  • Knox County
  • Lincoln County
  • Penobscot County
  • Sagadahoc County
  • Somerset County
  • Waldo County
  • Washington County
  • York County
Types of enterprises considered:
  • Beef
  • Christmas Trees
  • Hay/Forage
  • Hogs
  • Horses
  • Livestock
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Sheep
  • Sugaring
  • Woodlot
Total Acres Desired:

50-200

Tillable Acres:

=>10% of total

Wooded acres:

=< 20% of total

Acres in Pasture:

=> 70% of total

Acres in Pasture:

=> 70% of total

Acres in Orchard/Fruit/Perennials:

< 1

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Farm structures needed:
  • Barn(s)
  • Storage
  • Shop
Equipment needed:

Hay equipment and tractors would be favorable

Arrangement(s) considered
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Farm Manager
I am interested in farms with Conservation Easements:
  • Yes
Here is a summary of the vision for my farming future and/or business plan:

We would like to continue the practices we currently use but adapt them to Maine. We have been running a successful small scale livestock farm in a challenging climate for 20 years. We currently have a small farm to table customer base and are affiliated with a local natural foods market.