Farmer Profile for Nathanael Fickett

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Sarah Fickett

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

I completed a masters in Agronomy - Weed Science from UW-Madison, and I am finishing up a Ph.D. in Agronomy at Louisana State University. I have experience working with horses, and with growing corn, soybean, rice, and sugarcane. I have yet to experience the practical application of my studies outside of research stations.

Are you currently farming?

No

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

Yes

Counties being considered

Bennington
Caledonia
Orange
Rutland
Washington
Windham
Windsor

What types of enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Beef
Berries
Flowers
Goats
Grains
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Herbs
Hogs
Livestock
Maple Sugaring
Pasture
Poultry
Row Crops
Vegetables
Woodlot

Total Acres Desired

50.0

Tillable Acres

20.0

Organic

No

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Equipment Needed

The minimum to get started would be a tractor, mower, rake, and baler.

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a Year or More
Farm Manager
Lease with Option to Buy
Partnership
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

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

No

Are you interested in conserved farms?

Yes