Farmer Profile for Shanen Smith

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

I am new to farming, but am studying and growing things on my own to gain experience. I work full-time so it's hard to get out in nature and practice farming. My goal is to learn as much as I can and I intend to purchase a farm in the very near future.

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?:

Vegetables

What other enterprises are you considering?:

Apple/Fruit
Berries
Grains
Greenhouse
Herbs

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

40.0

Tillable Acres:

30.0

Forested Acres:

10.0

Organic:

Yes

Infrastructure

Farm Structures Needed:

Barn(s)
Greenhouses
Other Housing
Storage

Farmhouse Needed:

Yes

Equipment Needed:

I am not certain yet, but I am willing to learn.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

Lease with Option to Buy
Owner-Financed Sale
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

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

No

Business Plan/Goals

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

I do not currently have a business plan, but I look forward to developing one.