Farmer Profile for April Pandora

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

USDA Certified Organic, Produce Farmer, farming approx half acre in produce in field beds, high tunnel. We are in our 9th season. What started with 3 hand tools and a vision with no funding, has grown to 3 properties and half acre production. Also, versed in nursery crops lik microgreens, pea shoots, sunflower shoots, radish shoots, plant starts and value-added product making i.e. organic teas, dried herbs, home baked items. I also have experience raising meat rabbits, meat ducks & chickens, and chicken layers. I am seeking a small farm to purchase in the SW Ohio area to expand our farm production to expand with u-pick, onsite store, agrotourism, rabbitry for breeding stock, and meat production.

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?:

Vegetables

What other enterprises are you considering?:

Goats
Greenhouse
Herbs
Nursery
Poultry
Vegetables
Woodlot

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

15.0

Tillable Acres:

5.0

Forested Acres:

8.0

Acres in Pasture:

2.0

Organic:

No

Infrastructure

Desired Infrastructure & Equipment Needed:

Barn(s) and/or Shed(s)
Farmer Housing
Electrical Access

Farmhouse Needed:

Yes

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

Lease with Option to Buy
Owner-Financed Sale
Partnership
Standard Sale
Work to Own

Maximum sale price you are willing/able to pay:

$250

Maximum monthly rent you are willing/able to pay:

$500

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

Yes