Seeking young farmer (or couple) to develop small organic farm business.
I have acreage about 35 minutes west and north of Ames. This includes about 40 acres of woods, 5 acres of restored prairie, a pond, fruit trees, a pottery studio, wood shop and farm buildings as well as a large home. I am seeking an individual or couple to develop the farmland (2-3 acres) into an organic farm business. I have a Kubota tractor, BCS rototiller, and various garden implements to share. There are several acres available for gardening, a small brick building that would provide shelter for goats or sheep, and a chicken coop. I have a woodshop and a pottery studio on the premises that could be shared as well.
The furnished accommodations in my home would available in exchange for shared housekeeping duties. The use of the farmland would be provided in exchange for a small portion of produce from the farm, time devoted to general upkeep of the acreage, and the general improvements for development of the farm business.
The application process will include:
1. Description of applicant’s background, education, and qualifications.
2. A detailed business plan.
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