Paul Blundell

Sun up to sundown crawl, walk, run.

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Location: 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

Total acres 100.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land 100.0

Acres of pasture 100.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 100.0

Looking for the following:

Type of opportunity:

Sale (Standard), Sale (Owner Financed), Lease (1 to 5 Years), Lease (5+ Years), Lease with Option to Buy, Internship / Mentorship, Incubator / Mentored Lease, Business Partnership, Employment, Employment with Transfer. More info: Organic and willing to transition. Certified in Aquaponics want to devellop commercial farm to table operation incorporating organic regenerative agriculture and Aquaponics.

Equipment & infrastructure:

Barn, Well / Pond / Other water source. More info: CLEAN water is the primary driver. Flowing stream and/or great well.

Current production on farm:

Aquaculture, Cattle (Dairy/Beef), Fallow, Field crops, Hay or pasture, Herbs, Hogs, Orchard, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat), Vegetable production. More info: Very open on what's being produced currently

Current farming practices:

Biodynamic, Conventional, Certified organic, Transitioning to organic, Ecological production but not certified, None, the property is not being farmed. More info: Organic/natural with a strong aquaponic component is the goal.

Qualifications and goals:

Previous farming experience:

Volunteer, Employee, Manager

Number of years experience:

12

Other qualifications:

Incubator program, Higher education in agriculture or related field. More info: Trained and certified in Aquaponics by Emerge of Colo. Springs. MIT L.I.F.E certification as well. Spent 12 years running a cow-calf/bottle calf, hog and row crop hill farm for the family. Transitioned that to more stable and productive Alfalfa hay operation. 45 head of cows/calves and bottle calves to finish from a local dairy. 1000 head of feeders a year on home grown grain with ground protein mix. 2 years with commercial ag product operation / chemical and liquid Fert app. 130 head cow/calf, 300 hog, 50 sheep, 800-1000 row crop. 2 years with hay/row crop/cow-calf operation. Volunteered for 4-5 months with Emerge operating their aquaponic system and shipping to market.

Production goals:

Aquaculture, Cattle (Dairy/Beef), Fallow, Field crops, Hay or pasture, Herbs, Hogs, Orchard, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat), Vegetable production. More info: Ready to develop a commercial sustainable organic holistic production operation from farm to table. 7 years-$500k Incorporating Aquaponics, rotational intensive grazing with various species some of which are likely historic breeds heralded by Livestock Conservancy.

Personal experience and production goals summary:

Transitioned hill rowcrop farm to 100% hay/pasture and increased profits more than 500%.   Raised 1000 head high quality feeder pigs a year; 11 live / sow.  45 head mixed breed; ranch mixing 3 way, cows.   Commercial operations on 1000 acre crop,150 head cattle, 50 sheep, 350 shoats, chemical applicator and seed sales, 200 acres hay  2 years animal science at university level  current interest in all levels/phases of non traditional agriculture   Willing to work with senior who would like to stay on the property with some or no involvement