Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am planning to start anew or help transition and manage an apple orchard (with hopes to grow into a diversified production). My management practices would lean toward holistic/agroecological. I have been working on an organic campus farm in Western Pennslyvania for two years with a heavy focus in orchard management and some sidework on other more commercial orchards.
Desired acreage:6-10, 11-20, 21-50
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Other Crops
Tenure options desired:For Lease, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
Primarily looking to purchase, but also interested in a long term arrangement to transition a farm.
Experience & education:Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop
Diversified Organic Farm Production, Chatham University Eden Hall Campus Orchard Work (Pruning, Grafting, Planting, Trellising, IPM, etc) Masters in Food Studies (with some focus on Sustainable Agriculture), MBA