Farmer Profile for Frederic Vigne

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

From cattle farmers/ranchers parents back in France where I was raised. Then I was trained on a regenerative farm in Northern Mississippi, HighHopeFarm, and explained what regeneration actually was and how it worked, because my parents were unaware of these practices back in the late 80s/early 90s. I am looking for a place that would allow me to raise heritage sheep for both meat and yarn as well as using them as a primary regenerative tool through rotational grazing. To that core I would add a veggie garden, implementing no-till practices, as well as heritage chicken, ducks and perhaps Guinea fowls. I am open to creative solutions in terms of sale, lease or partnership, but my goal is crystal clear: regeneration.

Are you currently farming?:

No

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?:

Beef
Berries
Flowers
Greenhouse
Herbs
Livestock
Pasture
Poultry
Sheep
Vegetables

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

20.0

Tillable Acres:

3.0

Forested Acres:

10.0

Acres in Pasture:

8.0

Organic:

Yes

Infrastructure

Desired Infrastructure & Equipment Needed:

Water Access
Barn(s) and/or Shed(s)
Equipment and Machinery
Greenhouses
Shop
Storage
Fencing
Electrical Access

Farmhouse Needed:

Doesn't matter

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Partnership
Standard Sale
Work to Own

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

No