Farmer Profile for Leah Ferguson

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

Retired Nurse state of Az relocating to Vermont in May 2021 with three adult children. We would like to start a small family run farm. We have no previous experience in farming, just ordinary every day gardening. Any suggestions would be very appreciated.

Are you currently farming?

No

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

Yes

Counties being considered

Chittenden
Franklin
Grand Isle

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Greenhouse

What other enterprises are you considering?

Berries
Christmas Trees
Flowers
Greenhouse
Poultry

Total Acres Desired

4.0

Organic

Yes

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Owner-Financed Sale
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

Are you interested in conserved farms?

Yes