Farmer Profile for Kevin Curtis

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Sarah Youbi

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

Basic knowledge and hands-on experience with small scale agricultural cultivation and greenhouse operation. Basic experience with livestock (sheep, goats and horses). We are looking to purchase a farm in VT and transition from our current careers to farming over the next 1-2 years. Ideal situation would be for-sale/finance-by owner. Also planning over the long-term to bring in additional income as we convert a part of the farm to a bed and breakfast with the majority of produce and supplies being generated directly on the farm.

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 other enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Berries
Christmas Trees
Flowers
Goats
Grains
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Herbs
Maple Sugaring
Nursery
Pasture
Sheep
Vegetables
Woodlot

Total Acres Desired

150.0

Organic

Yes

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a Year or More
Lease with Option to Buy
Owner-Financed Sale
Standard Sale
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

Are you interested in conserved farms?

Maybe (Please send me information)