Farmer Profile for Kendall Linzee

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

I have about 5 years experience working for dairy,apple orchard, produce and floral farms. I moved on from these positions to a lumber mill, commercial fishing, and auto and equipment repair. I currently work part time at auto repair, and ski and snowboard business and on occasion I am fortunate enough to be a working Actor. I am deeply concerned about our environment and view sustainable agriculture as the best hope for humanity. Many of my New England Ancestors farmed and some of my friends still do. I have been closely acquainted with organic vegetable farm in the NW. I will farm somewhere in NE.

Are you currently farming?

No

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?

Grains
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Herbs
Maple Sugaring
Row Crops
Vegetables
Woodlot

Total Acres Desired

101.0

Organic

Yes

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Other Housing
Shop

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Equipment Needed

Tractor, Haying equipment.

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a Year or More
Owner-Financed Sale
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)

Do you have a business plan? Please write an informative description of your vision & goals for your farming future.

Presently no plan. Other life considerations currently dealing with, may take another year to fully commit to farm life.