Farmer Profile for Christopher Bilotta

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Erica Balcom

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

I have owned horses for about 25 years, and run horse farms, public, and private for all that time. I can ride and drive most any horse, and have much experience, raising and training my own horses, as well as veterinary/breeding experience.

Are you currently farming?

Yes

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

Yes

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
Beef
Berries
Christmas Trees
Dairy (cows)
Flowers
Goats
Grains
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Herbs
Hogs
Livestock
Maple Sugaring
Nursery
Ornamentals
Pasture
Poultry
Row Crops
Sheep
Vegetables
Woodlot

Total Acres Desired

40.0

Tillable Acres

2.0

Acres in Pasture

30.0

Organic

Yes

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)

Farmhouse Needed

Doesn't matter

Equipment Needed

Tractor...mower, maybe, brush cutter

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Farm Manager
Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Owner-Financed Sale
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?

Maybe (Please send me information)