Passionate, hardworking, creative 24 year old man looking for a farm. I am in the process of developing a specific business plan but generally I plan to generate revenue with events, rental cabins, meat, and produce.
I have worked on farms for four years, three with organic vegetables and one with pastured livestock. I took a permaculture design course last winter and am looking to gain more experience with trees this coming season. Farming wise I will practice silvopasture, growing trees over perennial grasses with livestock grazing, and market gardening. It is important to me to produce good food and I also see value in outdoor experiences.
On-farm events like workouts, barbeques, live music will bring in visitors. Those visitors will see that they can buy produce and stay in a quiet cabin. Something really special would be an amphitheater, stage, and studio. A property with varied topography is preferred so some sections can always remain more hidden. This is my vision but I am flexible.
Looking For Arrangement Type:
Buy, Buy / Lease / Lease To Own, Lease, Lease To Own
Desired Farmer Counties:
Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lehigh, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, Union, York
Farmer's Intended Methods:
CSA, Farmers Market, On Farm Store/Stand
Looking For Farms With Acreage:
Will use land for crop production: Yes
Years of Experience: 4
Agricultural Apprenticeship Program Details:
I have completed internships at Willow Creek Farms in 2019, and 2020, I was assistant manager at Spring Creek Farms in 2021, and intern at Hershberger Heritage in 2022
Agricultural Class & Degree Info:
I attended West Virginia University for two years, my first in engineering and my second in agroecology. I opted to learn in the field. Now I have a depth of hands on experience and savings, not debt.
Winter 2021-22 I took a Permaculture Design Course and am a certified permaculture designer by Adam Dusen of Hundred Fruit Farms.