Farmer Profile for Joshua Paton

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Brittany

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

•I started and operated a growing and successful maple syrup business in partnership with my brother for seven years. • I worked on a farm for five years first as a laborer and later as an equipment operarer. We baled grass hay in the summer and cut firewood in the winter. • Most recently my wife and I worked on a 320 acre diversified farm in Utah. We managed 40 acres of alfalfa and helped manage a 3 acre market garden and half acre greenhouse of tomatoes. My wife also taught ridding lessons and equestrian basics.

Are you currently farming?

No

Are you interested in connecting with other farmers to explore collocation or collaborative farm ideas?

No

Counties being considered

Addison
Bennington
Caledonia
Chittenden
Essex
Franklin
Grand Isle
Lamoille
Orange
Orleans
Rutland
Washington
Windham
Windsor

What types of enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Berries
Grains
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Maple Sugaring
Row Crops
Sheep
Vegetables
Woodlot

Total Acres Desired

20.0

Tillable Acres

10.0

Forested Acres

10.0

Organic

Yes

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Greenhouses

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Farm Manager
Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Standard Sale
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

Are you interested in conserved farms?

Yes