Farmer Profile for francis newland

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

We have a goat dairy. We rent a barn and land in cabot but we want to get bigger but to do that we need to own a farm. We are milking around 100 goats and have about 250 total. We own all our equipment. We don't live on the farm and it is 14 miles from our home so its hard to keep a eye on our livestock. We are open to all options. We would like something in the cabot /marshfield area.

Are you currently farming?

Yes

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

No

Counties being considered

Caledonia
Orange
Washington

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Goats

What other enterprises are you considering?

Goats

Total Acres Desired

50.0

Tillable Acres

50.0

Forested Acres

25.0

Acres in Pasture

10.0

Organic

No

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Milking Facilities
Shop
Storage

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Lease with Option to Buy
Owner-Financed Sale
Standard 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?

Yes

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

We plan on milking 300 goats. At present we milk 100. We do have a business plan which we would send to anybody who has property we are interested in.