Farmer Profile for Zach Laughlin

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

I have four years experience working for Soil and Water departments. I spent 2.5 years in Wisconsin working for a Soil and Water department dealing with no-till, cover crops, and low disturbance manure application. I also ran their social media and became a drone operator. In my free time, I have grown large gardens/plots. This past year I grew popcorn, as well as some vegetables. I am very interested in wide row corn & the opportunity space in between the rows. I had success last year growing 60" twin row popcorn with 49 day bush beans in between. I can run large equipment. I helped out on a large dairy farm for two years during fall harvest here in Wisconsin. Back in Ohio, I worked on a grain farm for a growing season and helped bale hay for multiple years. My family lives in Stark County, Ohio.

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?:

Row Crops

What other enterprises are you considering?:

Berries
Flowers
Grains
Hay/Forage
Livestock
Poultry
Row Crops
Sheep
Vegetables

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

250.0

Tillable Acres:

245.0

Organic:

No

Infrastructure

Farmhouse Needed:

Doesn't matter

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Short-Term Lease
Work to Own