Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersGeneral farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Carpentry
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.Currently I am managing a 3 acre farm that serves 125 family CSA. I am using primarily no till methods. Previously I was on a 18 acre farm that served a 200 person CSA, restaurant's and a weekly farm stand.
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Type of OperationSmall Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Farming PracticesOrganic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I would like to run a small scale intensive no till operation that serves a CSA, farm stands and eventually restaurants. Also interested in doing events, farm to table and on farm yoga that would be ran by my partner Gina.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.Beyond organic, sustainable, intensive and no till is the way I like to grow. Keeping soil structure intact and allowing all the beneficial microbes, worms, mycelium and all other soil life to keep the soil fertile, Great water retention and stronger plants that not only grow nutrient dense food but nearly pest resistant plants over time. Plants are packed in tight growing a lot on very little a d doing most of this with hand tools.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Lease, Partnership
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