Farmer Profile for Samantha Cook

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Jamie Arroway

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

No real experience but we are excited to start a new life chapter!

Are you currently farming?

No

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

Yes

Counties being considered

Addison
Bennington
Caledonia
Chittenden
Orange
Rutland
Washington
Windham
Windsor

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Pasture

What other enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Berries
Christmas Trees
Flowers
Goats
Hay/Forage
Herbs
Livestock
Maple Sugaring
Ornamentals
Poultry
Row Crops
Sheep
Vegetables
Woodlot

Total Acres Desired

100.0

Tillable Acres

20.0

Forested Acres

30.0

Acres in Pasture

20.0

Organic

No

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Equipment Needed

depends on situation - tractor with plow

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
Partnership
Standard Sale
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

Are you interested in conserved farms?

Yes

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

We are seeking a farm that will provide us with pasture and tillable land to do regenerative grazing and farming practices. Also would love a large area of protected woods with possibility of sugar maple taps and hardwood management. We want to conserve and protect the land, as much as we can afford and manage. Looking for opportunities to do small scale vegetable and flower gardening, would like an orchard, goats/cows/sheep/chickens/horses and pastures for hay or hemp or other sustainable crops. Would love to work with existing farmers, sharing land or ideas. If our property had an extra home on site for farm manager housing that would be great.