Farmer Profile for Samantha Grove

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

I was a hobby container gardener from 2019-2020. In 2021, I moved into in-ground growing in a community garden space while simultaneously beginning a sustainable agriculture program through Lorain County Community College. The skills I've acquired in the program, which I graduate from in May, have allowed me to diversify my growing abilities, and address agricultural issues with a holistic and organic approach. I have also acquired several agribusiness management skills which led to success in my small business in starter plant sales but also granted me the opportunity to become volunteer garden manager at the community garden that supported me as a novice grower.

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?:

Apple/Fruit
Dairy (cows)
Greenhouse
Herbs
Livestock
Nursery
Ornamentals
Poultry
Vegetables

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

5.0

Organic:

Yes

Infrastructure

Desired Infrastructure & Equipment Needed:

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

Farmhouse Needed:

Yes

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

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