Farmer Profile for Mathew Poettker

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

I have been involved in multiple areas of livestock production including swine, sheep, chickens, cattle, and field crops. I have also received a bachelors degree in Agri business and Animal science. My family currently has a small farrow to wean operation.

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?:

Livestock

What other enterprises are you considering?:

Grains
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Pasture
Poultry
Row Crops
Vegetables

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

100.0

Tillable Acres:

40.0

Forested Acres:

10.0

Acres in Pasture:

50.0

Organic:

No

Infrastructure

Farm Structures Needed:

Barn(s)

Farmhouse Needed:

Doesn't matter

Equipment Needed:

Possible hay equipment or greenhouse equipment if set up for this style production

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a Year or More
Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Partnership
Standard Sale
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

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.:

My main vision for my farming future is a sustainable and regenerative livestock and crop operation. I plan to diversify in species and target the local market with a quality and consistent product. I would like to raise crops for the main feed supply for the livestock. I am open to entering other areas of agriculture and grow as a producer and farmer.