Farmer Profile for Christine Hicken

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Christine Hicken

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

20 yrs in horses have farming ,maple sugaring and cider do horse rescue lived in vermont 15 years back and forth want to stay for good

Are you currently farming?

No

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

No

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?

Livestock

What other enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Berries
Christmas Trees
Dairy (cows)
Flowers
Goats
Greenhouse
Herbs
Livestock
Maple Sugaring
Pasture
Vegetables
Woodlot

Total Acres Desired

50.0

Tillable Acres

10.0

Forested Acres

30.0

Acres in Pasture

10.0

Organic

Yes

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Other Housing

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Equipment Needed

tractor

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Owner-Financed Sale

Have you been qualified by a lending institution? (if applicable)

No

Are you interested in conserved farms?

No