Farmer Profile for Kristine Jackson

Co-Applicant / Partner Name:

Gary Jackson

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

Experience with small and large equipment while working for other farmers and previously owning our own home. Experience includes hay making (both round and sm square), planting grains, grazing, hoop house and gardening, feeding heifers, grazing cattle, raising poultry, including ducks, for meat and eggs.

Are you currently farming?:

No

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

No

Enterprises

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?:

Livestock

What other enterprises are you considering?:

Apple/Fruit
Beef
Berries
Grains
Hay/Forage
Hogs
Livestock
Pasture
Poultry

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

50.0

Organic:

No

Infrastructure

Farm Structures Needed:

Barn(s)

Farmhouse Needed:

Yes

Equipment Needed:

We have dissolved a lot of our major equipment. However, we still have our fencing material, farm tools, and hoop house frame.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

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

Maximum sale price you are willing/able to pay:

$200

Maximum monthly rent you are willing/able to pay:

$1,000

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

No

Business Plan/Goals

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

Looking to establish an intensive grazing program starting with beef cattle and expanding to include other livestock. Grazing beef cattle would be in the form of custom, per head, seasonal rotation. We would also build our own herd through cow/calf breeding program. Raising and harvesting hay and small grains would be part of the rotation if enough land was available. Poultry and ducks would include starting, and selling meat chicks/ducklings. Sows would be raised on pasture for feeder pig sales.