Farmer Profile for Kate Martin

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

I grew up on a farm. I recently completed a two year veteran to farmer apprenticeship program at an organic farm outside of Cincinnati. I am currently growing on a friend's property until I can locate land/farm to purchase.

Are you currently farming?:

Yes

Are you interested in connecting with other farmers to explore collocation or collaborative farm ideas?:

Yes

Enterprises

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?:

Flowers

What other enterprises are you considering?:

Greenhouse
Herbs
Nursery

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

20.0

Tillable Acres:

5.0

Forested Acres:

10.0

Organic:

Yes

Infrastructure

Farm Structures Needed:

Barn(s)
Greenhouses
Shop
Storage

Farmhouse Needed:

Yes

Equipment Needed:

Tractor, gator or golf cart

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

Lease with Option to Buy
Owner-Financed Sale
Partnership
Standard Sale
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

Maximum sale price you are willing/able to pay:

$200,000

Have you been qualified by a lending institution? (if applicable):

Yes

Business Plan/Goals

Do you have a business plan? Please write an informative description of your vision & goals for your farming future.:

Yes, I have a business plan. My short term goals are to increase flower sales to local florists and increase herb sales to a wholesaler to local restaurants. I also plan to solicit and increase subscription flower services to local restaurants. Long term goals are to purchase a farm and offer space as a wedding venue and provide wedding flower services. Also, to offer instructional classes pertaining to growing and arranging flowers.

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