Farmer Profile for Frank Mitchell

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Lily Mitchell

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

My wife had a vegetable garden her entire childhood. She helped her father raise pigs and laying hens when she was growing up as well. I didn't start farming until after we were married. We put in two raised beds the second summer we were at our current home. We grew some green beans and a few other veggies. We just kept expanding since then. We have raised a hundred meat birds the last two years. Raised our own pork for three years and have always had a large vegetable garden as well.

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?

Vegetables

What other enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Beef
Berries
Goats
Greenhouse
Hogs
Livestock
Maple Sugaring
Pasture
Poultry
Row Crops
Vegetables
Woodlot

Total Acres Desired

20.0

Tillable Acres

5.0

Forested Acres

10.0

Acres in Pasture

5.0

Organic

Yes

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Greenhouses
Other Housing
Shop

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a Year or More
Farm Manager
Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Owner-Financed Sale
Partnership
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?

Maybe (Please send me information)