Farmer Profile for Alexander Michel

Co-Applicant / Partner Name:

Alexander Michel

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

Regenerative farmer - we raise and sell mostly grass-fed beef with no chemicals or other inputs. We work to create a healthy soil for them as well as our other agricultural pursuits. We are currently switching over to horse-powered farming to promote regenerative farming a step further. We are experienced in raising beef, lamb, and produce. Our current farm is 40 acres and is in Muskingum County. Additionally, to further our regenerative pursuits, we are experienced in natural and traditional building and sustainable logging. Our goal is grow our farm in acreage but we are land locked and unable to do so where we are now. We would like to connect with someone who is looking to pass on their farm to dedicated young farmers who will take care of the soil, biodiversity, and leave it better for the next generation.

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?:

Beef

What other enterprises are you considering?:

Apple/Fruit
Beef
Berries
Christmas Trees
Dairy (cows)
Flowers
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Herbs
Hogs
Livestock
Maple Sugaring
Pasture
Poultry
Sheep
Vegetables
Woodlot

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

100.0

Organic:

Yes

Infrastructure

Desired Infrastructure & Equipment Needed:

Water Access
Barn(s) and/or Shed(s)
Farmer Housing
Storage
Fencing

Farmhouse Needed:

Doesn't matter

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Owner-Financed Sale