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First:

Conor

Last:

Leary

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Past and present farming experience:

I caught the farming bug in 2013, caring for a grass-fed beef herd part time. Since then I've worked on several farms all along the east coast. This is my 6th season farming full time. Four of those years I worked on livestock farms alongside beef cows, dairy cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens. One of those years I worked on a 10 acre organic vegetable farm. This season I am working on a 2-3 acre organic, no-till vegetable farm in southern Maine. I've been an apprentice, farm hand, and assistant manager at some point or another throughout all this. I've learned from many teachers and experienced the highs and lows of working with the land and animals. I'm searching for a place where I can focus all my accumulated knowledge and experience into a small, organic, no-till diversified vegetable farm.

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:
  • Flowers
  • Greenhouse
  • Herbs
  • Poultry
  • Sheep
  • Vegetables
Total Acres Desired:

1+

Tillable Acres:

1+

Wooded acres:

any

Acres in Pasture:

any

Acres in Pasture:

any

Acres in Orchard/Fruit/Perennials:

any

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Equipment needed:

At the very least I need access to electricity and water. Any other infrastructure or equipment not present I can provide for myself as necessary. If I need any infrastructure not already present on the farm, I would install temporary or impermanent solutions that make sense in a lease situation.

Arrangement(s) considered
  • 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)
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:

I have just begun writing a business plan. Until that is completed, I can at least provide you with a brief vision of my farming future...

Simply put, I hope to create a healthy, diverse, vibrant farm that provides good food to neighbors and nearby markets while fostering community. People come to the farm to pick up food, walk along the beds, and talk to the folks growing their food. The centerpiece is organic vegetables, but there is room to expand into flowers, livestock, bees, berries, and mushrooms. The underlying principle will be to build soil health.