Current Location: BOISE, Idaho
Seeking Land in the Following Counties: Ada (ID), Boise (ID), Canyon (ID), Gem (ID)
Seeking Land Size: 1-5 acres, 6-10 acres, 11-40 acres, 41-100 acres, 101-500 acres
What types of farming operations are of interest to you?
What farming practices do you plan on using?
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running:
I would like to host a Farmer's Education center; with a number of different types of current farming styles; vertical, hydroponic, different green houses... composting options... cellar options. Farm equipment repair center (with high-school kids as apprentices) where anyone can get things repaired (1/2 normal rate).
What is your farming/ranching experience?
- 5 years or less farm management
- On-farm apprenticeship
Tell us more about your agricultural experiences:
- Grew up on Ranch/Farm, Working with Farmers relative to the Boise Farmer's Market for ~5yrs. Helping with Funding, planting, tractor driving, marketing, Market operations, etc.
How many acres are you currently farming/ranching? 0
Please briefly describe what you grow or raise currently: I built and currently manage a "Produce database" that monitors sales at the Farmer's market by produce type. Would like to get into tracking yields per farmer. Currently, forecast produce "to be sold" per month and relate to farmers to help with having the right produce/quantity at the right time. Also working with young farmers that cannot afford land; financing "farming plots" for younger couples. Often letting the older farmer/land owner live there for free for life. Would like to host a Sunday "Post-Market" where things are sold at 1/2 price (or trade for work hours) to anyone...