Melissa Banville

Young family seeking full-time farming opportunity with option to lease/lease to own with possible farmer mentorship.

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Location: East, Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount (Maryville), Bradley (Cleveland), Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen (Morristown), Hamilton (Chattanooga), Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox (Knoxville), Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Sullivan (Kingsport/Bristol), Unicoi, Union, Washington (Johnson City), Middle, Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Davidson (Nashville), DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson (Jackson), Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury (Columbia), Montgomery (Clarksville), Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam (Cookeville), Robertson, Rutherford (Murfreesboro), Smith, Stewart, Sumner (Hendersonville), Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson (Franklin/Brentwood), Wilson, West, Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby (Memphis & Area), Tipton, Weakley

Looking for the following:

Type of opportunity:

Sale (Owner Financed), Lease (1 to 5 Years), Lease (5+ Years), Lease with Option to Buy, Internship / Mentorship, Incubator / Mentored Lease, Employment with Transfer.

Equipment & infrastructure:

Barn, Fencing, Well / Pond / Other water source, Livestock facilities, Farmer housing, Farm equipment, Cold storage (cooler/freezer).

Current production on farm:

Cattle (Dairy/Beef), Field crops, Flowers, Hay or pasture, Herbs, Hogs, Orchard, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat), Vegetable production.

Current farming practices:

Biodynamic, Conventional, Certified organic, Transitioning to organic, Ecological production but not certified.

Qualifications and goals:

Previous farming experience:

Volunteer

Number of years experience:

10

Production goals:

Cattle (Dairy/Beef), Flowers, Hay or pasture, Herbs, Hogs, Orchard, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat), Vegetable production.

Personal experience and production goals summary:

We have raised poultry on a small scale (for eggs and meat) and have gained experience working on friend’s farms who raise cattle, goats and hogs alongside gardening and vegetable production (also on a small scale)