Farmer Profile for Lara Chho

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Eric Chho

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

I’ve spent the last 4 seasons working at our local organic farm and community gardens here in the high desert of Utah. My husband and I are looking to relocate to Vermont in the near future (he is from Montreal) and start a sustainable homestead and permaculture project.

Are you currently farming?

No

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

Yes

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Apple/Fruit

What other enterprises are you considering?

Berries
Flowers
Grains
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Herbs
Pasture
Poultry
Sheep
Vegetables
Woodlot

Total Acres Desired

100.0

Organic

Yes

Farmhouse Needed

Doesn't matter

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)

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 goal is to start a permaculture/ regenerative agriculture project that can grow gradually over time. The specific types of agriculture will depend on the qualities and potentials of the land, but we have an interest in silvopasture, perennial fruits & nuts, herbs and small vegetable farming, potentially incorporating some livestock. The ultimate goal will be to increase the overall health of the soil and biodiversity on the land while providing an abundance of forage and food for humans as well as wildlife.