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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jason Johnston

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We currently have an Angus herd (25) and Berkshire pigs (30). We also raise pasture poultry (chickens and turkeys) in Canaan NH. We would love to relocate to Maine to be closer to family. Jason comes from a long line of dairy farmers and I graduated from UNH with a degree in Dairy Management. We are passionate about agriculture and want to continue our dreams, wherever they take us.

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Karl Koehler

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Hello! I started farming as a summer job in 2013 in Charlotte, Vermont, and continued until this year gaining experience on a range of farms in the U.S, Canada, and Hawai’i. I studied sustainable agriculture at Green Mountain College, and finished my undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and Agroecology at the University of Vermont. Most of my experience is in organic vegetable production - at Stoney Loam Farm and Philo Ridge Farm in Charlotte, Vermont, and Bear Roots Farm in Barre, Vermont. I then moved to Los Alamos, California where I managed a small 2-acre market garden and started my own cut flowers. My partner and I are looking for land in Maine, where he’s from, to start a diversified enterprise. The business plan will depend on the land we find, but my dream is to start a farm heavily focused on community and land health, that will eventually house education programs, events, small-scale livestock, vegetables, fruit, and flowers -but open to what the world offers

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Caleb Hawkins

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have been farming vegetables and flowers since 2009 and worked for 8 years as an estate gardener on MDI. I have worked at 5 different farms in the past decade and a half, and have studied biodynamic, permaculture and sustainable farming. I got my undergraduate degree at Warren Wilson College in NC and majored in Sustainable Agriculture and Cultural Anthropology. Currently my partner and I are growing 1.5 acres of specialty cut flowers on leased land in Hancock and Ellsworth ME. We started our business two years ago and it has evolved into a nice wholesale/retail mix of sales. We have a huge demand for premium flowers from the event/wedding industry here in coastal Maine, and we work with clients to customize their ideal event florals while keeping true to our sustainable farming/producing mission. We sell at a few local farmstands as well as wholesale direct to other florists and designers. We utilize regenerative farming practices and never use pesticides or fertilizers on our crops. We implemented a no-till system to our home property and use low-till methods at our leased plot. We keep honeybees and plant native pollinator friendly plants to create healthy and rich environments to encourage native pollinator health. We would like to eventually work produce back into our farm system, but for now we are focusing on the flowers as they are highly lucrative and we are able to add value to our products through design. We are currently MOFGA Journey People and have taken their Farm Beginnings course, we are honing our entrepreneurial skills to create a sustainable farm business that will carry our family through the ages. We hope to find our forever farm in the next five years 🙂

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Sydney Gross

Total Acres Desired:

<50

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We currently run Top Blossom Farm in Dresden. Maine. We currently live in an off grid yurt on our farm, we are looking specifically for a farmhouse. Additional land would be an added benefit. Preferably within Dresden or Pittstown area close by to our existing operation.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Nate Gorlin-Crenshaw

Total Acres Desired:

10 +

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We both have lived and worked within the farming community of Waldo County for the last five years; Nate at the Johnny’s Selected Seeds Research Farm in Albion, and Rachel first as a manager at New Beat Farm in Knox, and now on her own organic vegetable farm, Seven Moon Farm, on rented land in Montville. We are deeply committed to and involved in the Maine farming community, and have been searching for a farm of our own since 2020.

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Total Acres Desired:

10-20

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Current Maine Meat Initiative VISTA, former Alpine camp consultant in Washington state.
Ag expereince: Meadow management, Wildflower beds, Cannabis cultivation, Fibrous plant cultivation and processing.
Machine experience: Generator and wheeled vehicle maintenance tech, Medium equipment operator, Industrial Motor controls wiring and design.
Business credentials: Grant applications, Student Veteran Organization social chair, Masters in Business Administration.
Attempts to raise exotic livestock for fibre and beef, cultivate medicinal herbs, mushrooms & mycelium products. Success already in the later marketing around $4,000 per month.
Farmhouse required, first 12 months rents guaranteed up to $1,350/month allotted via my Americorp VISTA station.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Luke McGarr

Total Acres Desired:

50+

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We currently are reapiring 36 acres of forest in West Broofkield, MA after 15+ years of neglect- removing invasives with our herd of mixed dairy goats. Our goal is to start a micro creamery where we can make ice cream, candies and yogurt from our goats and registered jersey cows. I am a heavy equipment operator out of Boston and my husband is a wheeled vehicle mechanic and instructor for the Army Reserves. When he is not on active duty he is a industrial mechanic/facilities maintnece. We currently raise geese, ducks and pork as well. We focus on heritage and rare breeds wherever possible. We are hoping to find a dairy farmer who would consider working with us as we take over their operation. We are open to other types of farming as long as it is livestock friendly ( our geese and ducks are great for managing weeds/grass and pests in orchards and vineyards). We are comfortable with most equipment, quick to learn and constantly taking educational classes on regenerative agriculture and organic farming practices.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

David Novaria

Total Acres Desired:

100+

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

My family and I have had an extensive working horse farm for the last 30 years. We have done our own hay and property/land management. During that time we have added chickens and goats to broaden the farm base. We do programs through the local 4 h, girls scouts, and local Rec dept. We have out grown where we are and want to expand our program to include the Randall cows as well as adding ducks. We love the youth and want a working farm that can hold educational programs and camps for the next generation.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Wade Ambrose

Total Acres Desired:

75+

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Our project is unique! - Please see the section below for more info. Tara was a MOFGA farm apprentice in the past, and the family currently lives in a tiny house on wheels they built, on an organic 100 acre beef and sheep farm in Waldo County. We have grown personal vegetable gardens most years, and planted and harvested blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, asparagus and fruit trees. We've utilized a greenhouse for shoulder crops. We currently have a flock of chickens and sell eggs. We have also raised turkeys. We have run farm and forest camps for children in the past and intend to do so again, giving children and families an immersive experience in nature and sustainable living skills.

Total Acres Desired:

Any

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

8 yrs working as ranch/farmhand in Northern CA

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Sarah Duprey

Total Acres Desired:

2-5

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I currently work as the assistant manager of Harvest Tide Organics, a 40 acre organic vegetable farm providing about 900 CSA shares to folks from Portland to the farm's location in Bowdoinham, Maine. I'm happy to say this is my 10th year farming, although I haven't always farmed, and I've bounced around New England a bit on my way to Maine. During college one of my first and favorite jobs was on a small urban organic vegetable farm in New Britain Connecticut. After graduating from Central Connecticut State University and then getting my Masters at Uconn, I spent several years in in the state as a special education teacher in Willimantic and Manchester, CT. I enjoyed helping challenging student groups with math and science and was able to build in gardening and cooking into some programming. Then there came a day when I needed a change and an old friend needed help on a farm they were managing in Massachusetts. So, I spent 5 years building up the infrastructure and business of what grew into a highly productive year-round 2 acre organic vegetable farm called Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset, MA. Then there came a day when I needed a change and Harvest Tide Organics needed help building up and managing their growing CSA farm. Over the past 3 years they've helped me develop a greater understanding of how to manage larger fields and larger crews of people, and let me build them more greenhouses and incorporate many of my no-till small scale methods in some of their growing spaces. I have been so lucky to have worked with so many wonderful people in so many beautiful spaces and been given so many opportunities to gain important experiences and skills. I feel confident that it is the right time to put everything I've learned to the test and to start a farm of my own. With land prices and scarcity what it is, I have grown doubtful that this dream will ever materialize. If there is still anyone out there who wants to give someone like me a chance to turn their land into food, I will do my absolute best to make it happen, and enjoy every minute of it. Please feel free to reach out through email or call if you have a portion of your land you'd consider selling or leasing. I have been saving and planning for a long time now and would love to talk to you about what future farming together we could make possible. GrazianoJon@gmail.com 207-671-6767

Total Acres Desired:

2-5

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • 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)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have participated in MOFGA's Apprenticeship program for a year in 2016, I have worked on various vegetable farms throughout the years as well as greenhouse operations, I lived in Maine from 2016-2021. I participated in the UMaine Food Studies Program Graduate certificate. I currently work for Cornell Cooperative Extension in northern, NY supporting farmers with their marketing needs. I am currently growing dye plants at my home.

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Total Acres Desired:

20+

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Experience working in vineyards and orchards. Seasonal experience with organic vegetables and fruits.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Lori Smith

Total Acres Desired:

60-200

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Here is an introduction of our family:

We are the Smiths: Tyler and Lori and our five sons, Elijah, Josiah, Andrew, Caleb, and Matthias. Tyler and Lori both grew up in central Maine in farming communities and have been working for the past few years to be in a position to start a farm. We’ve had a small homestead farm with dairy goats, chickens, sheep, and ducks, but really want to expand into cattle, syrup, and timber management. We farm using natural permaculture practices and have been searching for a place for our five sons to learn and implement farming practices to feed, educate, and serve our local community. We have a vision of building a multifaceted farmland with trails for walking and mountain biking, as well as livestock, gardens, and woodworking shops.

Our sons all have various interests in farming and outdoor recreation including beekeeping, timber framing, and blacksmithing. Elijah (18) currently works as an electrician’s helper with plans to farm and build. Josiah (16) is studying and pursuing a career in engineering and design, while Andrew (15) wants to become a game warden, park ranger, and farmer. Caleb (13) and Matthias (10) both enjoy working with animals and love to build forts in the woods, hiking, biking, and camping.

We both grew up in farming communities, but have gained most of our experience running a small gentleman's farm on 12 acres. We had dairy goats, honeybees, chickens, ducks, sheep, apple trees, blueberry bushes, and a large garden.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Patrick

Total Acres Desired:

10-100

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Brooke is a clinical herbalist with experience growing medicinal herbs, flowers and plants for my organic skincare and herbal support product line.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Lucie Nolden

Total Acres Desired:

30+

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I’m Sohrab (they/ he) and my partners name is Lucie (she/ they). Lucie apprenticed on an organic farm last summer through MOFGA working primarily with growing vegetables, but also worked with poultry, cattle and hogs to a varying degree. I worked on the same farm, but not as an apprentice. We will both be apprenticing again this summer through MOFGA and will be working more with livestock this year. In addition to all of this, Lucie studied Earth and Oceanographic Science at Bowdoin and I studied math at CU Boulder and now at UMaine as a graduate student.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Duncan Alden (sibling)

Total Acres Desired:

30

Organic:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Duncan and I have been growing cannabis in greenhouses and full sun for four years running, and are entering our fourth year of cultivating cannabis in living soil beds indoors. We grew up out in the garden with our parents, planting vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Additionally, Emma has lived and worked short term on several organic farms.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kelly Collins

Total Acres Desired:

no less than 10

Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Timothy and Kelly both have been farming since childhood Experienced in vegetable, herb, orchard, nursery, Beef, dairy cow, pig, chicken, Nubian goats and Great Pyr Dogs Simpler thyme farm is known and looking to have a farm property to increase our ability to grow
Husband is also a contractor and is able to turn a project farm into a full functioning home and business
Kelly is a Registerd Nurse who also is a Reiki master and herbalist
Currently in York County, but current property owner passed away, and children have chosen not to honor current lease , because developer has offered large amounts of money, we will put any property into trust to maintain farmland for generations

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Elizabeth Mullins

Total Acres Desired:

Dreaming: 100+ | Realistically 15+

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Experience in our family is varied. I grew up in the central Appalachian mountains where my family farmed and worked in the coal mines. Unfortunately, mining slowly reduced the agricultural base of our region. Today few farms remain and a century’s worth of coal mining and natural gas drilling has permanently damaged/polluted our land and water resources. Though my family and I do not consider ourselves professional production farmers, we have experience raising gardens with additional time spent working on vegetable and cattle operations. We also have plenty of “rural sensibilities.” I’ve done a little bit of everything, from carpentry work to working as an underground mine mechanic and certified electrician. After leaving the mining industry, I attended college where I studied sustainability and environmental studies. I geared my education toward understanding and communicating the need for people to lead simpler lives and grow their own food. Some of this included learning permaculture concepts, local food security, and ecological design, which are just fancy ways of saying growing food locally without the need for outside inputs and building homes that will keep you comfortable without relying on foreign resources. Currently, my wife and I are teaching in western Penobscot county as we continue our search for a new home to set down our roots. Our dream is to eventually create an educational farm for foster kids that will reconnect them with nature and a better understanding of where their food comes from.

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Total Acres Desired:

<10

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have a small cut flower farm on the outskirts of Montpelier, VT called Old Time Flowers. I grow intensively on 1/10th acre of leased land and follow organic, no-till growing practices. This is my second year growing here. I offer fresh and dried flowers through my seasonal CSA, honor stand in town, local orders and sell wholesale dried wreaths and bouquets to local businesses.

In the past I've worked on organic veggie farms across the country as an apprentice (through MOFGA), employee, and crew leader. I ran my own small market garden with mixed veggies and flowers in westnern North Carolina for a season. I've also worked at High Mowing Seeds in VT and at the Johnny's Seeds research farm in central ME.

Total Acres Desired:

25 or more

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I really don't have formal training in the farming industry. I have worked on a farm in my teens and learned how to hay , and grow crops to be self sustaining from feed for the animals to feeding families in the area.I have maintained a vegetable garden for my family and others. As for livestock I raise and show Great Pyrenees dogs and am highly interested in the genetics of bettering the breed. So i would use this knowledge and improving the cattle or other livestock.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Gregory Bender

Total Acres Desired:

25-100

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have a diverse background in farming. I began my farming career on Martha's Vineyard as a farm worker on a diversified vegetable farm. I worked in the fields, the market store, and ended up managing the 1 acre herb garden for the season. The next year I returned to MV as a farm worker on a 20 acre mixed vegetable farm. There we sold produce at the farmer's market, delivered to local markets, and had a 200 member CSA. I then graduated from college, UMass Amherst, and went into the Peace Corps as an Ag. Extension volunteer. I worked on small farmers and with small farmers to diversify their production and decrease use of pesticides/insecticides. I returned to the United States and was an intern with John Jeavons of Ecology Action in CA. This was a 1 acre diversified educational farm. I then moved to New York and was an Asst. Farm Manager on a 20 acre diversified vegetable farm. We had over 50 types of crops and distributed to a CSA and to the community where we lived which was a living center for those with developmental disabilities. After this I returned to the west coast to settle in Eugene, OR. While there earning my Masters in Teaching I was an Asst. Manager on a 1 acre diversified vegetable farm. After finishing my degree I moved to Portland, Oregon and began teaching at high school in SW WA. I created a horticulture program and small farm at the HS I worked at. I ran a commercial greenhouse and 1 acre market garden for the school. All of these farming experiences were on small diversified farms that were either organic, biodynamic, or a combination of regenerative practices. My husband and I bought 2.5 acres in SW WA where we had a small vegetable farm, chickens, pigs, and a fruit orchard. We sold to local restaurants and to a weekly subscription. We sold eggs and slaughtered our pigs at home.,
I am now in Connecticut as the Farm Ed. Coordinator at the Hotchkiss school but last winter our farm manager left and I took over as interim farm manager for 4 months. We have a 280 farm but cultivate around 3 acres including high tunnels, chickens, pigs, and an orchard.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kelly Cote

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Hi I'm glad I found ya!I'm looking to rent to own a small farm i have had my lil farm for 4 winters now an im looking for a permanent homestead for us,which is myself, my 8yr old Stryker dog,my 13yr old potbelly I've had since 3days old,Gracie the beughftul boergoat,Sitsue almost 3 my working steer will be an ox in jan.my Bubba baby,yr old pet rooster an my fixed fat an happy barn kitty's, im willing to live on as helper on the farm if anyone is looking,maybe to sell to me when they decide to move on,its getting colder,I do have a large camper home.Hope this will help me!Thankyou ~kelly 🚜 trublu farms

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

FarmLink Coordinator

Total Acres Desired:

30+

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Sue Lanpher is standing in as contact for this farm seeker. They are using discretion in their farm search due to current commitments, before notifying jobs of a departure.

We began farming in 2009 and moved home to Maine to start our own farm two years later. Since then, we have owned and operated our own financially successful, MOFGA-certified organic farm on leased land. We grow 5-10 acres of produce every year, which we wholesale year-round to accounts in New England. Farming has been our sole source of income for the last 8 years.
We are financially prepared and eager to purchase our own land. We have a robust business plan and we are pre-approved by our local bank for a mortgage to purchase the land and infrastructure we need. While we are poised to grow the business, we can pay the mortgage without any growth. Owning farmland will allow us to expand our farm business to satisfy unmet demand from our established customers, take on new customers, increase our soil stewardship practices, and provide permanent housing for ourselves.

Total Acres Desired:

100-500

Organic:
  • No
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Experience managing sheep, cattle, poultry, and pork under management intensive grazing systems for the production of meat and milk including reproduction, herd health, and maintenance of disease free status. Experience managing land for the production of high quality pasture and forage. Experience with all aspects of building and maintaining facilities and infrastructure.