Nicholas Spurrier

New beginning farmer, trying to get started in 2017, access to land seems to be one of the bigger hurdles to jump.

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Location: Northeast, Wake

Total acres 1.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land 1.0

Acres of pasture 1.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 1.0

Looking for the following:

Type of opportunity:

Lease (1 to 5 Years), Lease with Option to Buy, Incubator / Mentored Lease, Employment. More info: I am looking for a piece of property that I can start a market garden within a reasonable distance from Raleigh.

Qualifications and goals:

Previous farming experience:

Volunteer, Employee

Number of years experience:

2

Other qualifications:

Higher education in agriculture or related field. More info: I attended Appalachian State University where I earned a degree in sustainable development with a focus on agroecology. While attending here I became very interested in the need and importance of local foods. I volunteered and worked at several farms, as well as attending classes that involved supporting the schools teaching and research farm. I would like 2017 to be the year that I obtain a 1 acre lease and start my farm with a market garden.

Production goals:

Aquaculture, Field crops, Flowers, Herbs, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Vegetable production, Woodlot or forest products. More info: pastured poultry and organically and sustainably grown produce

Personal experience and production goals summary:

I have an interest in heirloom varieties.