Farmer Profile for Jason & Myrrhanda Watson

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

We have raised 2 Dexter Heifers, Goats for milk, Chickens for egg production. We had a small family farm but ran out of space and had to sell due to our neighbor not allowing us to use his fields for grazing.

Are you currently farming?

Yes

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

Yes

Counties being considered

Orange
Windsor

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Livestock

What other enterprises are you considering?

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

Total Acres Desired

100.0

Tillable Acres

25.0

Forested Acres

25.0

Acres in Pasture

50.0

Organic

No

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Greenhouses
Milking Facilities
Other Housing
Shop
Storage

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Equipment Needed

Tractor Tedder Windrower Haybine Wagon/trailer Planter

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

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.

Our plan would include the following 5-10 cow mico-dairy 25-35 Laying Chickens 25-50 Meat Chickens 5-10 Black Angus, Dexter, or Herefords for meat and/or 4H projects. Planting the following crops: Vegetables: Sweet Corn Tomatoes Lettuce Peppers Onions Fruits: Apples Blueberries Strawberries Raspberries Produce Hay to sell and for animals to eat.