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First:

Erik

Last:

Rieger

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Past and present farming experience:

- Three years of direct farming experience split between southwest Colorado, southern India, and eastern Europe
- Expertise in managed rotational grazing (cattle and goats), specialty grains/row crops, pasture/hay, intensive vegetable production, and commercial seed production.
- Two years of professional experience as a bread baker and working with specialty grain producers.
- One year of experience as a community organizer for agriculture in Wyoming (lobbying and advocating on farm and food issues, working alongside producers).
- One year of experience as project manager of soil carbon offset project (managed grazing) in North Carolina.
- Master's degree in environmental management with a high-level understanding of agroecosystems and conservation.

Counties being considered:
  • Androscoggin County
  • Cumberland County
  • Kennebec County
  • Lincoln County
  • Oxford County
  • Sagadahoc County
  • York County
Types of enterprises considered:
  • Apple/Fruit
  • Goats
  • Grains
  • Greenhouse
  • Hay/Forage
  • Livestock
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Sheep
  • Vegetables
Total Acres Desired:

2-20+

Tillable Acres:

0.5+

Acres in Pasture:

2+

Acres in Pasture:

2+

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Equipment needed:

Existing structures (barns, livestock coverage) desirable

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

Currently, I am looking for a part-time venture to complement my full-time job as a soil carbon analyst (working remotely long term). The primary use of the farm would be for small-scale milk (including cheese) and meat production from goats. I am interested in incorporating specialty grains, vegetables (field and/or high tunnel), egg production, or offering lease/farmer trainer dependent upon acreage, equipment, and existing structures. Local point of sale, CSA, and markets of interest.