Co-Applicant / Spouse Name
Please describe your past and/or present farming experience
Marcos and Tierney currently live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Marcos is an American citizen in Canada on a work permit and Tierney is a Canadian citizen. We are interested in relocating to the USA in the next few years (as of 2020), ideally to a farm home in Vermont! Tierney grew up on a partial sustenance farm that raised vegetables, milk goats, and laying hens for his family's consumption. He also worked in cherry orchards as part of a harvesting crew for 7 years. However, his main experience with farming comes from working as a farmhand on a local organic farm in Creston BC for 4 seasons. This farm grows a variety of certified organic crops that are harvested weekly between June and November and delivered to around 100 families in the region as a CSA program. Additional crops are also grown for the local farmers' market and restaurants and to be sold in the local grocery store. Tierney contributed to the land preparation and soil management in addition to the planting, transplanting, nurturing, harvesting, preparation, sale, and delivery of the crops. Over the most recent season, Tierney was the lead farmhand and was able to contribute more to farm management and decisions through farm sitting and planning meetings with the farm owners. Marcos has very limited experience on farms, having worked as a farmhand for one harvest on the same CSA farm as Tierney. He does, however, have experience as a hobby carpenter and as a general laborer in exterior surfacing. He has a working understanding of electronics and plumbing, in addition to significant experience with power tools developed from a young age. In addition to gaining farming experience, Marcos would be happy to assist with any personal or professional carpentry projects around a farm, and would be very interested in developing skills with farm machinery and repair.
Are you currently farming?
Are you interested in connecting with other farmers to explore collocation or collaborative farm ideas?
Counties being considered
What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?
What other enterprises are you considering?
Total Acres Desired
Acres in Pasture
Farm Structures Needed
Which of the following arrangements are you considering?
Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a Year or More
Lease with Option to Buy
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)
Have you been qualified by a lending institution? (if applicable)
Are you interested in conserved farms?
Maybe (Please send me information)