Farmer Profile for Robert Nelson

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Judie Nelson

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

Family where father is a full time licensed forester seeks farm/woodlot property for small/medium scale sheep and layer businesses (for 17-yr. old son to operate), in addition to subsistence gardening. Long term, value added forest management of woodlot parts of property a primary goal. Possible firewood business.

Are you currently farming?

Yes

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

No

Counties being considered

Caledonia
Lamoille
Orange
Washington

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Sheep

What other enterprises are you considering?

Dairy (cows)
Greenhouse
Hogs
Maple Sugaring
Pasture
Vegetables
Woodlot

Total Acres Desired

200.0

Tillable Acres

10.0

Forested Acres

100.0

Acres in Pasture

15.0

Organic

No

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Other Housing

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

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?

Maybe (Please send me information)

Do you have a business plan? Please write an informative description of your vision & goals for your farming future.

Not at this point. Father is a full time licensed forester. Goal would be for children to grow and develop agricultural enterprises over time.