Farmer Profile for Brian Curtin

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Samanth Hood

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

Looking to purchase or lease a dairy, where we could pasture and milk a small dairy herd.

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 is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Dairy (cows)

What other enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Beef
Berries
Dairy (cows)
Grains
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Hogs
Livestock
Maple Sugaring
Pasture
Poultry
Row Crops
Vegetables

Total Acres Desired

50.0

Tillable Acres

10.0

Forested Acres

15.0

Acres in Pasture

25.0

Organic

Yes

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Greenhouses
Milking Facilities
Other Housing
Shop
Storage

Farmhouse Needed

Doesn't matter

Equipment Needed

Milking machines, bulk tank and vacuum system to milk cows.

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

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

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.

Business plan isn't complete yet. Looking to have a 100% grass based seasonal dairy. Process products and direct market them. Starting off with ice cream which would then be sold via an ice cream truck