Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (over 3 years), Informal apprenticeship, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Large Organic Farm Administration, HR and Program Management
Briefly describe your current occupation(s) and responsibilities and list previous agricultural employment and experiences. If you are currently farming or ranching, please state the size, type(s), and location of the operation.I am currently the CSA manager for a 500 acre organic farm in northern California. We produce certified organic vegetables, nuts, fruit, pastured pork chicken and eggs for sale through the CSA program, Bay Area farmers markets and wholesale distributors. I have worked on various sized organic and sustainable farms across the western USA for the past 15 years. I had my own small farm in eastern Washington for 4 years that produced herbs, flowers and vegetables for sale to restaurants, farmers markets and CSA members. My formal education is in Sustainable Agriculture. I have also worked in small artisan dairy operations with sheep and goats.
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40
Type of OperationGrain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I am in search of land that can support a mixed vegetable and fruit operation. Currently my goal is to sell produce to restaurants, wholesale and at local farmers markets. I am looking to lease something with an on site residence and water rights. Any existing infrastructure a huge bonus: out buildings (barns or pole buildings), green house and irrigation infrastructure desired but not necessary. I am a serious farmer with an insatiable work ethic in need of some land. If any of this rings a bell for you or sounds like we could be a good fit for one another don't hesitate to reach out.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Lease, Open to other arrangements
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainI am open to alternative land use/share and housing options.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:Any and all additional training would be helpful. I feel confidant in my skill set but always welcome educational opportunity if it arises.
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