Farmer Profile for Megan Kennedy

Co-Applicant / Partner Name:

Lindsey Melling

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

I grew up on 5 acres of land and started gardening as an adolescent. In school, I worked as a garden assistant for community gardens, teaching youth organic gardening practices. I obtained my masters degree in sustainable agriculture and climate change at Antioch University. I have been working at farms and maintaining an organic home garden ever since. I believe in farming without the use of pesticides and building a healthy ecosystem.

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?:

Herbs

What other enterprises are you considering?:

Apple/Fruit
Berries
Flowers
Grains
Greenhouse
Herbs
Livestock
Maple Sugaring
Mushrooms
Nursery
Ornamentals
Poultry
Row Crops
Vegetables
Woodlot

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

5.0

Tillable Acres:

2.0

Organic:

Yes

Infrastructure

Farm Structures Needed:

Greenhouses

Farmhouse Needed:

Doesn't matter

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a Year or More
Farm Manager
Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Owner-Financed Sale
Partnership
Short-Term Lease
Standard Sale
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

Business Plan/Goals

Do you have a business plan? Please write an informative description of your vision & goals for your farming future.:

We are two female farmers with a small herbal business looking for land to organically grow herbs and vegetables. We are open to different possibilities.