Farmer Profile for Anna Cash

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

Detassled corn; work in home garden; mushroom propogation (stropharia); chicken owner

Are you currently farming?:

No

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?:

Woodlot

What other enterprises are you considering?:

Apple/Fruit
Berries
Flowers
Goats
Greenhouse
Herbs
Maple Sugaring
Mushrooms
Nursery
Pasture
Poultry
Vegetables

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

20.0

Organic:

Yes

Infrastructure

Farm Structures Needed:

Storage

Farmhouse Needed:

Doesn't matter

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

Lease with Option to Buy
Partnership
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

Business Plan/Goals

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

Native nut and fruit tree production, with focus on biodiverse crops/varieties and consideration of hybrid varieties. Also, tree crops for timber production. Wildflower/native flora propagation. Mushroom (stropharia and oyster) cultivation. Aquaculture operations. The following crops are being considered: Chestnut (hybrid varieties) Hazelnut Hickory (shagbark, hybrid, possibly bitternut) Elderberry Paw Paw Serviceberry Aronia berries Persimmon Plum (Chickasaw, American, Quapaw) Beech Black Locust Goumi