Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:
I have been growing veggies since 2003. I am a graduate of the Incubator Farming Program offered by CSU. I was promoted to Farm Manager and also offer a farm manager position with the non-profit organization, Homefull. I was also granted a SARE research grant to study 4 different fungicide treatments for powdery mildew on squash and zucchini. I have since co-founded an non-profit marketing and supplies co-op called Seven Seed Sowers Co-op. It currently include 5 farms owned by other graduates of the Incubator farming program.
Are you currently farming?:
Are you interested in connecting with other farmers to explore collocation or collaborative farm ideas?:
What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?:
What other enterprises are you considering?:
Total Acres Desired:
Acres in Pasture:
Farm Structures Needed:
Bush hog, water catchment, caterpillar tunnels. Broad fork, seeding equipment, plastic mulch, hand tools and walk-in cooler.
Tenure Arrangement Considered:
Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a Year or More
Lease with Option to Buy
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)
Maximum monthly rent you are willing/able to pay:
Have you been qualified by a lending institution? (if applicable):
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. It was completed during the incubatorprogram. I have made several connections with grocery stores and wholesalers with in my community. I will grow crops specifically for the stores and for local the farmers markets. My surplus will be sold to wholesalers and donated to local food banks. My future plan is to create food boxes specifically tailored to the elderly. disabled and low income demographic.