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First:

Nathaniel

Last:

Gorlin-Crenshaw

Email:

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Past and 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.

Counties being considered:
  • Knox County
  • Waldo County
Types of enterprises considered:
  • Vegetables
Total Acres Desired:

5-10

Tillable Acres:

5-10

Wooded acres:

A plus, but not necessary

Acres in Orchard/Fruit/Perennials:

A plus, but not necessary

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

A Greenhouse and a tractor/implements would be nice, but not necessary.

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

My plan is to continue to work for Johnny's while also growing an organic vegetable seed crop on contract for Johnny's and Fedco. My primary income would be from Johnny's, while the wholesale seed production would provide me with an additional secondary income, and help those two companies fill gaps in their local seed supply. I am not sure if this program is set up for this sort of set-up, but I figured that I would reach out and see if you are interested. I have already been preapproved by my bank for a rural development loan for up to 225,000 dollars, and am searching for a farm property to purchase. My intention is to maintain organic certification for the property, and to steward the land sustainably. I am already a member of the farming community in the Waldo County, and would like to continue to live in the area, though am flexible.