Farmer Profile for robert karmin

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Margo Karmin

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

Large Vineyard experience in Oregon from 2012-2017

Are you currently farming?

No

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

Yes

Counties being considered

Essex
Franklin
Grand Isle
Lamoille
Washington

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Apple/Fruit

What other enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Berries
Christmas Trees
Flowers
Grains
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Herbs
Nursery
Ornamentals
Poultry
Vegetables

Total Acres Desired

10.0

Tillable Acres

5.0

Forested Acres

2.0

Acres in Pasture

2.0

Organic

Yes

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Greenhouses
Other Housing
Storage

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Equipment Needed

Flexible

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)

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 are going to adjust our plan to the land. But we would like to plant perennials, herbs and various fruit bearing trees and bushes. We are considering grapes and hops. We have extensive experience in the wine industry and will likely work to build a winery on site. We are also keen on using the land for large and small events; community projects and will definitely work to create an overall plan for land, water and soil conservation.