Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Part time
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 employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship
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