Travis Dorsey

Young farmer seeking land for agricultural research

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Location: West, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Transylvania, Yancey

Total acres 50.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land 20.0

Acres of pasture 10.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 20.0

Looking for the following:

Type of opportunity:

Sale (Owner Financed), Lease (1 to 5 Years), Lease (5+ Years), Lease with Option to Buy. More info: Seeking a new property to start a small sustainable farming operation, with primary focus being experimental agriculture. Vertical farming system both indoor and outdoor to produce food commodities and design agricultural technology for small-scale agricultural businesses.

Equipment & infrastructure:

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

Current production on farm:

Aquaculture, Field crops, Flowers, Herbs, Orchard, Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat), Vegetable production, Vineyard. More info: Composting operation

Current farming practices:

Biodynamic, Ecological production but not certified.

Qualifications and goals:

Previous farming experience:

Volunteer, Employee

Number of years experience:

20

Other qualifications:

Incubator program, Farm business training, Higher education in agriculture or related field. More info: Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management - University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Major: Entomology Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science - University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Major: Entomology 3rd generation farmer. Grew up and worked on my family pecan/vegetable/row-crop/cattle farm and have been involved with farming for over 20 years. Member of Georgia Organics Currently employed as an entomologist for an indoor insect farm

Production goals:

Aquaculture, Field crops, Flowers, Herbs, Orchard, Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat), Vegetable production, Vineyard. More info: Vertical agriculture; developing new crop varieties; testing experimental farming techniques; develop partnerships with sustainable agriculture organizations and agencies to create grants and opportunities for innovation in North Carolina agriculture.